Phd offer: Ultra-precise atomic magnetometry for unshielded measurements

The Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group  ( at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow have
a number of fully-funded PhD positions available in the field of experimental  quantum technologies focused on the following projects:

• Ultra-precise atomic magnetometry for unshielded measurements

This project builds on the experience at the University of Strathclyde in  developing atomic magnetometers with sensitivities better than 1pT. Using  compact, room temperature, atomic samples the new lab will compete directly  with superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) based systems that  require prohibitively expensive cryogenic environments. Here, we will develop  new robust systems, including hardware an algorithms, for field-ready  magnetic measurements in a battery-power device.The outcomes of the project will be immediately applied to measurement of  real-world systems. Key targets are in measuring the bio-magnetic fields  produced by the neuronal electrical activity of the human brain, and in  deploying devices on unmanned land, air, and sea vehicles.

For more details on the projects or details on how to apply please see

The Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde has been ranked  first in the UK for research by the Time Higher Education, based on the  results of the UK Research Excellence Framework. The Experimental Quantum  Optics & Photonics group has nine academics leading a group of over 40 PhD  and postdoctoral researchers undertaking experimental investigations of  atomic systems and emerging quantum technologies.