Professor Yeshpal Singh PhD

Professor Yeshpal Singh

School of Physics and Astronomy
Professor of Quantum Science and Innovation
Head of Innovation at the School of Physics and Astronomy

Professor Yeshpal Singh is a Professor at the University of Birmingham and leads the cold atoms based Sr group. As an experimentalist, he is greatly interested in the field of atom optics with a particular emphasis on ultra-cold atoms and degenerate gases. He has been involved in several projects and is well versed in building consortia, funding acquisition and running grants. Dr Singh has published 40+ research articles in internationally reputed journals, including Science, Nature Physics, and PRL.


  • PhD in Physics
  • Member of the Institute of Physics
  • Member of the German Physical Society (DFG)
  • Member of the Indian Society of Atomic and Molecular Physics (ISAMP)


  • Photonics Lab
  • Final Year Master students


  1. Translation of quantum concepts to quantum technology
  2. Quantum metrology and precision measurements
  3. Bose-Einstein condensates in microgravity
  4. Ultra cold Bosons, degenerate Fermi gases and quantum phase transitions
  5. Ultra cold molecules and quantum state engineering


AEDGE: Atomic Experiment for Dark Matter and Gravity Exploration in space; El-Neaj et al. EPJ Quantum Technology 7:6, 1-27 (2020);

A high-performance optical lattice clock based on bosonic atoms; Stefano et. al.,  Phys. Rev. A 98, 053443 (2018); arXiv:1803.03157 (2018).

Laser controlled atom source for optical clock; Ole Kock, Wei He, Dariusz Swierad, Lyndsie Smith, Joshua Hughes, Kai Bongs and Yeshpal Singh; Scientific Reports 6, 37321 (2016).

Next-generation ultra-stable clock laser system for space applications; Dariusz Swierad et al., cientific Reports 6, Article number: 33973 (2016)

Ψ in the sky; Kai Bongs, Michael Holynski and Yeshpal Singh, Nature Physics, 11, 605-696 (2015).

Development of a strontium optical lattice clock for the SOC mission on the ISS; Kai Bongs, Yeshpal Singh, Lyndsie Smith et. al., Comptes Rendus Physique (2015).

Long-Range Interacting Many-Body Systems with Alkaline-Metal Atoms; B.Olmos, D. Yu, Y. Singh, F. Schreck, K. Bongs, and I. Lesanovsky, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 143602 (2013).

Bose-Einstein Condensation in Microgravity; T.v. Zoest, N. Gaaloul, Y. Singh et al., Science 328, 1540 (2010). 10.1126/science.1189164

Observation of Photon-Assisted Tunneling in Optical Lattices; C. Sias, H. Lignier, Y. P. Singh, A. Zenesini, D. Ciampini, O. Morsch and E. Arimondo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 040404 (2008).

Resonant Tunneling of Bose-Einstein Condensates in Optical Lattices; Alessandro Zenesini, Carlo Sias, Hans Lignier, Yeshpal Singh, Donatella Ciampini, Oliver Morsch, Riccardo Mannella, Ennio Arimondo, Andrea Tomadin and Sandro Wimberger, New Journal of Physics 10, 053038 (2008).

Dynamical Control of Matter Wave Tunneling in Periodic Potentials; H. Lignier, C. Sias, D. Ciampini, Y. Singh, A. Zenesini, O. Morsch and E. Arimondo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 220403 (2007).

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