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|05/2020 Quantum solitons and cluster states with well-defined atom number
Congratulations to Dr. Elmar Haller for winning an EPSRC New Investigator award.
|02/2020 Scalable Qubit Arrays for Quantum Computing and Optimisation
Congratulations to Dr. Jon Pritchard and team for their Prosperity Partnership grant. There is a detailed Strathclyde news article available here.
|12/2019 Strathclyde quantum technology sensing hub share
Congratulations to Prof. Erling Riis and team for their share in follow-on funding through the Quantum Technology Hubs program. There is a detailed Strathclyde QT Hub news article available here.
|06/2019 Thesis prize double
Hearty congratulations to Dr. Rachel Offer for winning both this year’s Institute of Physics, Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group Doctoral Research Prize as well as the Fred Stern prize (best Strathclyde Physics PhD thesis of the year). Well done!
|06/2019 Spiral Bandwidth
Image at right 2nd in the Innovation Category in the EPSRC photography competition 2019 (Guardian report), and shortlisted in Strathclyde images of research 2019.
New paper out in Communications Physics.
|18/10/2018 Magnetic phase diagram of light-mediated spin structuring in cold atoms
New paper out in Optica
|10/07/2018 Spontaneous light-mediated magnetism in cold atoms
New paper out in Communications Physics
|22/01/2018 Talbot-enhanced, maximum-visibility imaging of condensate interference
Paper makes the January 2018 cover page of Optica
|15/09/2017 Physics Focus in Physical Review Letters
Vortices of light on the cheap on Spontaneous Formation of Vector Vortex Beams in Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers with Feedback
|27/01/2017 Editor’s suggestion in Physical Review Letters
A step toward 3D self-localization and light bullets: Observation of Mode-Locked Spatial Laser Solitons
|10/06/2016 SUPA Student Poster Competition
Andrew MacKellar won first prize at the SUPA Student Poster Competition 2016 for his poster on “Phase-contrast interferometry: Single-shot, phase insensitive readout of an atom interferometer”. Further details of this prestigious prize can be found at the SUPA website, where Andrew is quoted as saying “I feel incredibly fortunate … to work in such an exciting line of work with such ridiculously skilled people.”
|13/07/2015 Single-atom imaging of fermions in a quantum-gas microscope
Paper published in Nature Physics – researchers from the EQOP Group have achieved imaging of individual fermionic potassium-40 atoms in an optical lattice. E. Haller, J. Hudson, A. Kelly, D. Cotta, B. Peaudecerf, G. Bruce and S. Kuhr, Nature Physics (Advance Online Publication, 13 July 2015), DOI: 10.1038/nphys3403.
|26/11/2014 Quantum Technology Hub grant
Group members Paul Griffin, Erling Riis and Aidan Arnold, with Institute of Photonics‘ Jennifer Hastie and Alan Kemp were today awarded nearly £5M to develop next-generation quantum technology devices as part of a University of Birmingham led Quantum Technology Hub. The UK National Quantum Technologies Programme aims to ensure the successful transition of quantum technologies from laboratory to industry and is delivered by EPSRC, Innovate UK, BIS, NPL, GCHQ, DSTL and the KTN.
|28/10/2014 Inductively guided circuits for ultracold dressed atoms
Paper out in Nature Communications.
|01/04/2014 Optomechanical self-structuring in a cold atomic gas
Paper makes the cover page of Nature Photonics. See also local and Phys.Org news coverage.
|01/05/2013 A surface-patterned chip as a strong source of ultracold atoms for quantum technologies
Paper makes the cover page of Nature Nanotechnology. See also Jérôme Estève’s News and Views, as well as local, Imperial, NPL, Glasgow, ESA, Phys.Org, PhysicsNews, ScienceDaily, NanotechnologyNow, Nano Magazine, Nanowerk, Photonics.com … news coverage.