Marko Cetina

Assistant Professor of Physics

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 701 W Main St Rm 2117, Durham, NC 27701
  • Office Phone: +1 919 684 4274
  • Email Address:


  • B.S. California Institute of Technology, 2004
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011

Courses Taught

  • PHYSICS 671: Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics
  • PHYSICS 361: Intermediate Mechanics
  • PHYSICS 151L9D: Introductory Mechanics (Discussion Component)
  • PHYSICS 141D: General Physics I (DIS)

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024).
  • Feng, Lei, Or Katz, Casey Haack, Mohammad Maghrebi, Alexey V. Gorshkov, Zhexuan Gong, Marko Cetina, and Christopher Monroe. “Continuous symmetry breaking in a trapped-ion spin chain.” Nature 623, no. 7988 (November 2023): 713–17.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594.
  • Katz, O., L. Feng, A. Risinger, C. Monroe, and M. Cetina. “Demonstration of three- and four-body interactions between trapped-ion spins.” Nature Physics 19, no. 10 (October 1, 2023): 1452–58.