Physics and Astronomy PhD (Ultra Cold Atoms specialism)

We are currently in the process of creating first class laboratories for a new group to pursue ultracold atom research. Using lasers to cool atoms to ultra-low temperatures allows many exquisite phenomena, such as Bose-Einstein condensation, to be explored.

Our Cold Atom research facilities are part of a strategic £11 million investment to form the Midlands Centre for Ultracold Atoms and the Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School, involving the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Warwick.

Our research ranges from quantum simulation in relation to condensed matter phenomena to quantum atom optics and applications in quantum computation and precision sensors.