Time: 1pm AEDT - Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra; 3pm NZDST; 12pm AEST - Brisbane
Note the differing time zones due to daylight savings. 

Speaker: Dr Simon Haine
Affiliation: Australian National University


Improvements in measurement ability almost always lead to new scientific discoveries. Quantum sensing - the use of quantum systems to make ultra-precise measurements - will be the basis of the next generation of sensing technology. Atom interferometers are quantum sensors based on the coherent control of atomic ensembles. I will discuss some recent breakthroughs in the field, and some applications that this will lead to, such as the ability to monitor the movement of ground-water, and the possibility of resolving the quantum nature of gravity. 


About Australia - New Zealand Cold Atom Seminars

This new initiative hosts a seminar once a month for the Australia – New Zealand cold atom research community.  The purpose is to encourage and facilitate ongoing discussions and collaboration in the local community.  Talks should be less than 40 minutes in length to allow ample time for questions and discussion.

Seminars will be held on the last Friday of the month (except for December) at 1pm Melbourne time (which is normally 3pm New Zealand time).  While the primary format is online via Zoom, various institutions will host the seminar in local seminar rooms.  The Zoom link is https://uqz.zoom.us/j/88604569495

You can sign up for announcements for the seminars at this webpage:

Seminars are recorded, and past seminars can be accessed from this web page.

Contact Matthew Davis mdavis@physics.uq.edu.au for further information.



Physics Annexe (06)
407 (or via Zoom https://uqz.zoom.us/j/88604569495)