Dr. Mehdi Langlois is a Research Fellow in the Midlands Ultracold Atom Research Centre. He leads the development of compact cold atom gravity gradiometers in the Atom Interferometry team. He currently works on the Gravity Imager project funded by DSTL.
Mehdi is an active member of the researcher community, he published on every experiment he has worked on and participated in many conferences, workshops and scientific collaborations.
Mehdi Langlois obtained his PhD from Pierre and Marie Curie University in 2017 on the design and the realisation of a cold atom gravity gradiometer at Paris Observatory. During his PhD he developed recent tools for atom interferometry, such as an atom chip to generate ultracold atoms and a fibred laser bench to use atom elevator and large momentum transfer. He also worked on a cold atom gravimeter to compensate the wave front aberration with a MEMS deformable mirror. Before his PhD he worked as a Research Engineer at Paris Observatory to assemble and characterise a compact atomic clock, with which he performed trials during zero gravity flights.
Mehdi taught in tutorial classes for undergraduate students in two mathematics classes, in real analysis and linear algebra at the University of Paris-Sud.