Phd offer: Ultra-precise atomic magnetometry for unshielded measurements
The Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group (www.photonics.strath.ac.uk) 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 http://photonics.phys.strath.ac.uk/open_positions/.
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.