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Nir Bar-Gill

Curriculum Vitae

Nir Bar-Gill – Curriculum Vitae

October 19, 2011

1. Personal Information
Name: Date of Birth: Address: Nir Bar-Gill October 12th, 1977 4 Fernald Dr. Apt. 22 Cambridge, MA 02138 USA 617-714-5435 617-496-7977 nbar-gill@cfa.harvard.edu nbargilll@physics.harvard.edu

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2. Education
2010 : Postdoc Dept. of Physics – Harvard University / CfA PI: Prof. Ron Walsworth Ph.D. Degree Physics of Complex Systems – Weizmann Institute of Science Advisors: Prof. N. Davidson & Prof. G. Kurizki (Experimental and Theoretical) M.Sc. Degree Physics Dept., Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Advisor: Prof. A. Ron Thesis topic: “Dynamics of a Lasing Atom in Hot Plasma” Grade point average: 97 (out of 100) B. A degree Summa Cum Laude Physics Dept., Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Grade point average: 93 (out of 100) B.Sc. Degree Summa Cum Laude Electrical Engineering Dept., Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Grade point average: 93 (out of 100)

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3. Work Experience
2007 : 1998 – 2004: Teaching Assistant at the Weizmann Institute course: Atom-Photon Interactions given by Prof. Nir Davidson Research physicist at Rafael. Research areas: Hydrodynamics Algorithms Numerical schemes and simulations Software developer at IBM's Haifa Research Laboratory (as a student) Physics and computers teacher at Ort high-school (as a student)

1996 – 1998: 1996 – 1998:

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4. Professional Associations
2006 - 2009: President of the Weizmann student chapter of OSA - Initiated and organized a mini-course for the physics department at Weizmann given by Prof. Alain Aspect - Initiated and organized the first Israeli student conference on optical and atomic physics - Initiated and organized the Weizmann student chapter of OSA spring retreat Member of the Optical Society of America Member of the Israeli Plasma Society

2005 - : 2003:

5. Honors
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Awarded Marie-Curie postdoctoral (IEF) fellowship (declined). Awarded ETH postdoctoral fellowship (declined). Awarded the Feinberg Dean's prize for Ph.D. Students for excellence during Ph.D. studies. Awarded the Auto Schwartz fellowship for excellence in research during Ph.D. studies. Awarded Fulbright fellowship (due to acceptance to Yale University. Declined in favor of studying at the Weizmann Institute). Graduated Summa Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering. Graduated Summa Cum Laude in Physics Received highest excellence award for each semester of undergraduate studies.

6. Community Activity
2005 – 2009: 2005 - 2006: 1998 – : 2000 : Part of 1998: Teach middle- and high- school children as part of the Weizmann Institute Young@Science program Academic advisor for undergraduate electrical engineering project, Won excellent project award. Member of the Technion Alumni Association Teach army veterans for the math matriculation exam (as part of the Technion Alumni Association community program) Assist students in Ort High-School in physics

7. Areas of Current Interest
NV centers in diamonds, quantum optics, decoherence control and reservoir spectral decomposition, entanglement and squeezing of spin ensembles, and of spins with a nanomechanical oscillator / light. Many-body excitations in Bose-Einstein Condensates, coherence properties and decoherence, short-time decay and decoherence control, ultra-cold atoms in low dimensional systems and in periodic potentials, superfluidity, translational-internal entanglement.

8. References
    Prof. Ron Walsworth, Harvard University, USA. Prof. Nir Davidson, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Prof. Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Prof. Markus Oberthaler, Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik, Heidelberg University, Germany

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Nir Bar-Gill – Publication List
Papers in refereed journals: 1. Atomic homodyne detection of continuous variable entangled twin-atom states, C. Gross , H. Strobel , E. Nicklas , T. Zibold , N. Bar-Gill , G. Kurizki and M. Oberthaler, accepted in Nature. 2. Creating nonclassical states of Bose Einstein condensates by dephasing collisions, N. Bar-Gill, D. D. Bhaktavatsala Rao and G. Kurizki, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 010404 (2011). 3. Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations of ultracold atomic gases, N. Bar-Gill, C. Gross, I. Mazets, M. Oberthaler and G. Kurizki, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 120404 (2011). 4. Generation of Macroscopic Superpositions of Quantum States by Linear Coupling to a Bath, D. D. Bhaktavatsala Rao, N. Bar-Gill and G. Kurizki, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 010404 (2011). 5. Dynamical control of nonlinear symmetry breaking under decoherence, N. Bar-Gill, C. Sudheesh, G. Kurizki, B. A. Malomed and M. Oberthaler, Phys. Rev. A 82, 013610 (2010). 6. Two-dimensional solitons in periodically modulated double-well potentials, C. Sudheesh, N. Bar-Gill, B. A. Malomed and G. Kurizki, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 43 205304 (2010). 7. Dynamic control and probing of many-body decoherence in double-well Bose-Einstein condensates, N. Bar-Gill, G. Kurizki, M. Oberthaler and N. Davidson, Phys. Rev. A 80, 053613 (2009). 8. Short-Time Enhanced Decay of Coherent Excitations in Bose-Einstein Condensates, N. Bar-Gill, E. E. Rowen, G. Kurizki and N. Davidson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110401 (2009). 9. Quantum Enhancement of Higher-Order Phononlike Excitations of a Bose-Einstein Condensate, E. E. Rowen, N. Bar-Gill and N. Davidson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 010404 (2008). 10. Energy-dependent damping of excitations over an elongated Bose-Einstein condensate, E. E. Rowen, N. Bar-Gill, R. Pugatch, and N. Davidson, Phys. Rev. A 77, 033602 (2008). 11. Spectroscopy of strong-pulse superradiance in a Bose-Einstein condensate, Nir Bar-Gill, Eitan E. Rowen and Nir Davidson, Phys. Rev. A, 76, 4, 043603 (2007). 12. Path–phase duality with intraparticle translational–internal entanglement, Michal Kolář, Tomáš Opatrný, Nir Bar-Gill, Noam Erez and Gershon Kurizki, New J. Phys. 9 No 5, 129 (2007). 13. Signatures of Strong Momentum Localization via Entanglement of Translational and Internal States, N. Bar-Gill and G. Kurizki, Phys. Rev. Lett, 97, 230402 (2006). 14. Betting On Interferometric Paths And Phases Using Translational-Internal Entanglement: The Greedy King Game, M. Kolar, T. Opatrny, N. Bar-Gill and G. Kurizki, Int. J. of Mod. Phys. B, vol. 20, nos. 11-13, 1390 (2006). 15. Cheating on Complementarity and Interference by Translational – Internal Entanglement, G. Kurizki, N. Bar-Gill, J. Clausen, M. Kolar and T. Opatrny, Quantum Information Processing, Vol. 5, no. 6 (2006). 16. Dynamics of a Lasing Atom in Hot Plasma, N. Bar-Gill, M. Botton, A. Ron, Eur. Phys. J. D 30, 3, p. 317 (2004).

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Conference Presentations: 1. “Spectral decomposition of a solid-state spin environment through quantum control of a spin impurity”, Nir Bar-Gill, My Linh Pham, Chinmay Belthangady, David Le Sage, Paola Cappellaro, Jeronimo Maze and Ron Walsworth, Atlanta, GA, June 2011. “Decoherence control of a double-well BEC”, N. Bar-Gill, G. Kurizki, M. Oberthaler and N. Davidson, MIDAS workshop on Fluctuations Exploration and Control in JJ Devices, Heidelberg Germany, July 2009 (invited). “Dynamic control and probing of many-body decoherence in double well BECs”, N. Bar-Gill, G. Kurizki, M. Oberthaler and N. Davidson, Workshop on Bosonic Josephson Junctions and tunnel-coupled systems, Vienna Austria, July 2009 (invited). “Control of Decoherence in Many-Body Systems”, N. Bar-Gill, E. E. Rowen, G. Kurizki and N. Davidson, Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics 2009, Snowbird UT, January 2009 (invited). "Control of decoherence of many-body excitations in a Bose-Einstein condensate”, N. Bar-Gill, E. E. Rowen, and N. Davidson, APS March meeting, New Orleans LO, March 2008. "Many-Body Coherent Excitations and Decay in a BEC", N. Bar-Gill, E. Rowen and N. Davidson, Israel Physical Society 53d annual meeting, Rehovot Israel, December 2007. "Many-Body Coherent Excitations and Decay in a BEC", N. Bar-Gill, E. E. Rowen, R, Pugatch and N. Davidson The 16th international laser physics workshop, Leon Mexico, August 2007 (Invited). "Ultra Cold Bosons in Incommensurate Optical Lattices", N. Bar-Gill, R. Pugatch, E. E. Rowen and N. Davidson, Quantum Electronics Laser Science Conference, Baltimore MD, May 2007. "Changes in Excitation Line Shapes due to Beliaev Damping in a BEC", N. Bar-Gill, E. E. Rowen, R. Pugatch and N. Davidson, Quantum Electronics Laser Science Conference, Baltimore MD, May 2007.

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10. "Ultra cold atoms in disordered and incommensurate lattices", N. Bar-Gill, R. Pugatch, E. Rowen, N. Katz and N. Davidson, 20th International Conference on Atomic Physics, Innsbruck Austria, July 2006. 11. “Localization Transition for a BEC in 1D Incommensurate Optical Lattices”, N. Bar-Gill, R. Pugatch, E. E. Rowen and N. Davidson, Gordon Research Conference on Quantum Information Science, Lucca Italy, May 2006. 12. “Interferometry and Momentum Localization via Translational-Internal Entanglement”, N. Bar-Gill and G. Kurizki, Gordon Research Conference on Quantum Information Science, Lucca Italy, May 2006. 13. "Localization transition for BEC in 1D incommensurate optical lattices", N. Bar-Gill, R. Pugatch, E. Rowen, N. Katz and N. Davidson, Workshop for Quantum Dynamics of Cold atoms and Light, Eilat, Israel, February 2006. 14. “A 3D Collision Scheme for Compressible Media in a General Connectivity Lagrangian Formulation”, N. Bar-Gill, O. Agmon, N. Harel and Y. Nemirovski, 7th International Conference on Computational Modelling of Free and Moving Boundary Problems, Albuquerque NM, November 2003. 15. “A Lasing Atom in Hot Plasma”, N. Bar-Gill, M. Botton-Daskal and A. Ron, 8th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, Aspen CO, June 2002.