We are an experimental research group in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham.
We are part of the Cold Atoms group, of the Midlands Ultracold Atoms Research Centre (MUARC) and of the Centre for Human Brain Health (CHBH).
We use modern techniques of laser cooling and magnetic and optical trapping to reach the lowest temperatures in the universe – just a few billionths of a degree above absolute zero – in very dilute atomic samples. At such temperatures, the wave-like behaviour of matter clearly emerges and we can observe fascinating phenomena such as the Bose-Einstein condensation and access the realm of fully quantum mechanical motion. We are interested in exporing the physics that governs matter in this regime but also to exploit the exceptional properties of quantum gases for applications in quantum simulations and quantum technologies.
Please navigate our website to know more about our current research and our past publications and if you are interested in joining our group.