Quantum Matter In 'Quantum Matter and Nanoscale Science ' Quantum SystemsQuantum MatterCondensed Matter PhysicsCold AtomsMetamaterialsMolecular PhysicsNanoscale 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. 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 Research Centre Metamaterials are materials with exotic optical properties (e.g. negative refractive indices). Molecular Physics Group The study of the reactions of electrons and ions with neutral molecules at low energies. Nanoscale Physics Investigating nanostructured surfaces, clusters, atomic manipulation, nanophotonics, nanotools and nonofabrication. Quantum systems Experiments on ultracold quantum gases, cavity quantum electrodynamics, highly charged ions, and development of quantum devices. Theory Studying condensed matter, cold atom and statistical systems from microscopic to macroscopic.