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Marianna Safronova
Contact Info
214 Sharp Lab
(302) 831-8767

Research Projects
Studies of fundamental symmetries
Modeling of trapped atoms for atomic clocks and quantum information
Development of new relativistic high-precision methodologies for atomic calculations
Calculation of atomic properties for various applications

Current Research

Notable Publications
Search for new physics with atoms and molecules, M. S. Safronova, D. Budker, D. DeMille, Derek F. Jackson-Kimball, A. Derevianko, and Charles W. Clark, arxiv:1710.01833, submitted to Reviews of Modern Physics (2017).
Quantum electrodynamical shifts in multivalent heavy ions, I. I. Tupitsyn, M. G. Kozlov, M. S. Safronova, V. M. Shabaev, and V. A. Dzuba, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 253001 (2016).
Strongly enhanced effects of Lorentz symmetry violation in entangled Yb+ ions, V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, M. S. Safronova, S. G. Porsev, T. Pruttivarasin, M. A. Hohensee, and H. Häffner, Nature Physics 12, 465 (2016).
Towards a Mg lattice clock: Observation of the 1S0 - 3P0 transition and determination of the magic wavelength, A. P. Kulosa, D. Fim, K. H. Zipfel, S. Rühmann, S. Sauer, N. Jha, K. Gibble, W. Ertmer, E. M. Rasel, M. S. Safronova, U. I. Safronova, and S. G. Porsev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 240801 (2015).
A Michelson-Morley Test of Lorentz Symmetry for Electrons, T. Pruttivarasin, M. Ramm, S. G. Porsev, I. I. Tupitsyn, M. Safronova, M. A. Hohensee, and H. Häffner, Nature 517, 592 (2015).
Systematic evaluation of an atomic clock at 2×10-18 total uncertainty, T. L. Nicholson, S. L. Campbell, R. B. Hutson, G. E. Marti, B. J. Bloom, R. L. McNally, W. Zhang, M. D. Barrett, M. S. Safronova, G. F. Strouse, W. L. Tew, and J. Ye, Nature Commun. 6, 6896 (2015).
CI-MBPT: A package of programs for relativistic atomic calculations based on a method combining configuration interaction and many-body perturbation theory, M. G. Kozlov, S. G. Porsev, M. S. Safronova, and I. I. Tupitsyn, Comput. Phys. Commun. 195, 199 (2015).
Highly-charged ions for atomic clocks, quantum information, and search for α-variation, M. S. Safronova, V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, U. I. Safronova, S. G. Porsev, and M. G. Kozlov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 030801 (2014).
Spectroscopic observation of SU(N)-symmetric interactions in Sr orbital magnetism, X. Zhang, M. Bishof, S. L. Bromley, C. V. Kraus, M. S. Safronova, P. Zoller, A. M. Rey, J. Ye, Science 345, 1467(2014).
Ytterbium in quantum gases and atomic clocks: van der Waals interactions and blackbody shifts, M. S. Safronova, S. G. Porsev, and Charles W. Clark, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 230802(2012).
Precision Measurement of Transition Matrix Elements via Light Shift Cancellation, C. D. Herold, V. D. Vaidya, X. Li, S. L. Rolston, J. V. Porto, and M. S. Safronova, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 243003 (2012).
Electric dipole moment enhancement factor of thallium, S. G. Porsev, M. S. Safronova, M. G. Kozlov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 173001 (2012) .