University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham’s Cold Atoms Group chaired by Prof. Kai Bongs is a world class research centre consisting more than 60 persons working on a diverse set of experiments, including atom interferometry based gravity sensing, optical clocks, quantum simulation, quantum information, cavity quantum-electrodynamics, and rotational sensing. Within iqClock the Birmingham group leads industry to build a compact Sr optical clock.
We are completing the recruitment of two PhD students.
Kai Bongs is the chair of Quantum Matter within the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham and PI/director of the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology and various research projects listed below. He holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship, is editor for Scientific Reports by Nature and for Advances in Cold Atoms and Molecules by World.
Yeshpal Singh is leading the lab for Precision Metrology and Quantum Measurements at the University of Birmingham. He has been Marie-Curie Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham and as an experimentalist is greatly interested in the field of quantum atom optics with a particular emphasis on ultra-cold atoms and degenerate gases.
A further team member is Markus Gellesch who is a Research Fellow in the lab for Precision Metrology and Quantum Measurements at the University of Birmingham. He is an experimentalist with a strong background on material physics paired with engineering skills.
Kristina Gruzdeva is a project manager who is based at the University of Birmingham. Kristina is responsible for overseeing a diverse portfolio of research projects, including MoSaiQC.
Abhilash Kumar Jha is an Early Stage Researcher whose work centres around system modelling towards ruggedised, portable quantum clocks. He is interested in quantum as well as AMO physics.
Sandhya Ganesh is an Early Stage Researcher who will be working on design and construction of advanced lightweight and compact chamber with integrated computer control module. Her research interests include quantum many-body physics and precision measurements with ultracold atoms.
Balsant Shivanand Tiwari is an Early Stage Researcher. He is working on the development and characterization of a compact and integrated atomic packages for a strontium optical lattice clock. .