Discipline: 
Physics
Status: 
Available
Level: 
PhD Project
Level: 
Honours Project
Supervisor(s): 
Simon Haine

An atom interferometer is a device that utilizes the quantum wave-like nature of atoms to make extremely sensitive measurements of quantities such as rotations and accelerations. This theoretical project aims to drastically enhance the sensitivity of atom interferometers, to create practical sensing devices of unprecedented sensitivity via the use of quantum entanglement. This increased sensitivity may lead to new technologies, such as ultra-sensitive gravity gradiometers for the detection of mineral reserves, as well as important applications to fundamental physics, such as tests of fundamental theories beyond the standard model.