Prof. Brian DeMarco
About the PI
Brian DeMarco has worked on experiments with ultracold atom gases for about 20 years. Brian did his undergraduate degree in Physics at SUNY Geneseo, where he worked on experiments with low-energy fusion. That first taste of research was enough to ignite his interest in experimental physics for life, and in 1996 Brian left NY for Boulder, Colorado to pursue a PhD in physics. He originally started as a research assistant for Eric Cornell at JILA, switching to work with Deborah Jin in 1997. Together, Debbie and Brian produced the first Fermi gas of atoms. Brian defended his dissertation in 2001, and went down the road to NIST in Boulder to work with David Wineland on trapped ion quantum computing experiments. In August 2003, Brian left mountainous Boulder, Colorado to join the faculty of the Physics department at the University of Illinois in the flatlands of Illinois.
Brian currently serves on a number of national committees, including CAMOS, the DAMOP Executive Committee, and the NASA Fundamental Science Standing Review Board. Brian is also a member of the 2016-2018 Defense Sciences Study Group class.
A copy of Brian's CV with full listing of publications and awards can be found here.
Brian runs a Science Night at Leal Elementary. You can learn more here.
Current Group Members
Past Group Members