Thomas Bilitewski (CV)

AMO and Condensed Matter Theoretical Physicist
Stillwater, OK ยท

About Me

I am broadly interested in quantum many-body physics and quantum simulation. A main driving motivation of my theoretical work is to provide insightful explanations for experimental results and actionable realistic proposals for applications and exploration of fundamental physics. I much enjoy collaboration with experimental groups, and my work is often guided by recent novel experimental capabilities, and attempts to open up practical new avenues for advancing quantum simulation, information and metrology in ultra-cold atomic and molecular setups.

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Research Experience

Assistant Professor

August 2022 - Present

Research Associate

NIST Director’s postdoctoral fellowship (2020)

Main Projects

  • Pauli blocking, cooperative emission and atomic motion in multi-level systems
  • Spin squeezing in dipolar molecules
  • Thermodynamics of SU(N) Fermi gases

September 2019 - August 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher

Main Projects

  • Discovery of Jammed Spin Liquid: Geometric Frustration and Disorder
  • Classical Many-Body Chaos: OTOC’s and Phase Transitions
  • Flat Bands and Disorder

October 2016 - August 2019

PhD Student

Main Projects

  • Floquet Engineering, Interactions and Heating
  • Synthetic Dimensions and Pair Superfluids

October 2013 - September 2016


University of Cambridge (UK)

Doctor of Philosophy (Physics)
Supervisor: Nigel R. Cooper
Trinity College

PhD Thesis: Interacting atoms in time-dependent potentials and artificial gauge fields

2013 - 2016
2008 - 2011

Teaching Experience

Teaching Associate Program

University of Cambridge (UK)

Program providing an introduction to teaching and learning in higher education accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). After successful completion I have become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Octover 2015 - 2016

Supervisor (Small Group Teaching)

University of Cambridge (UK), Prembroke College

Teaching small groups of students (2-3) reading for a degree in Natural Sciences (NST). Includes marking homework assignments and preparing termly supervision reports on the students’ progress for their director of studies.

2013 - 2016

Teaching Assistant

Ludwig Maximilians University

Teaching example classes for first year students in Physics to groups of 10-25 students, including marking homework assignments and exams.

2011 - 2013