Quantum Matter and Photonics In 'Quantum Matter and Photonics' Quantum SystemsQuantum Matter and PhotonicsCondensed Matter PhysicsCold AtomsMetamaterials and NanophotonicsNanoscale PhysicsTheoretical Physics Research GroupPhD opportunities Alkaline Team (previously known as the 'Strontium Clock Team') Associated with the University of Birmingham Cold Atoms Group and the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Timing. Ultra cold strontium for a range of applications, from studying the fundamental interactions between ultra-cold strontium atoms, to developing compact clocks systems in our lab in collaboration with industry partners. Knowledge transfer to help our industry partners to bring quantum technologies out of the lab and into the real-world applications. Atomic Quantum Systems Experiments on ultracold quantum gases, cavity quantum electrodynamics, quantum technology for fundamental physics, and development of atomic quantum devices for brain diagnostics. Cold Atoms Quantum many body physics: cold atoms in optical lattices. Quantum information: entangled images, quantum memories and quantum simulation. Quantum sensors: optical clocks and precision inertial sensors. Condensed Matter Physics Studying superconducting, magnetic and electronic properties of materials. Metamaterials and Nanophotonics Studying light-matter interactions in exterme photonic environments. Engineering materials with exotic optical properties (e.g. negative refractive indices) = metamaterials. Nanoscale Physics Investigating nanostructured surfaces, clusters, atomic manipulation, nanophotonics, nanotools and nonofabrication. Theory Studying condensed matter, cold atom and statistical systems from microscopic to macroscopic.