Researcher biography

Dr. Jacinda Ginges is an ARC Future Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Physics at UQ. Her research is directed towards atomic tests of fundamental physics. Dr. Ginges' research involves development of high-precision many-body methods for heavy atoms. Her areas of expertise include high-precision studies of fundamental symmetries violations (parity, time). Atomic parity violation studies provide some of the tightest constraints on possible new physics beyond the standard model of particle physics, complementing searches for new physics at the LHC and dark matter searches. Studies of parity- and time-reversal-violating atomic electric dipole moments tightly constrain possible new sources of CP-violation appearing in theories beyond the standard model such as supersymmetry.

Summary of research interests:

* High-precision atomic many-body theory

* Quantum electrodynamics corrections to heavy-atom phenomena

* Violations of fundamental symmetries

* Precision tests of the standard model of particle physics

* Superheavy elements

Positions:

2017-2021 ARC Future Fellow, The University of Queensland, Australia

2017 Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, The University of Sydney, Australia

2014-2016 Senior Research Associate, UNSW Sydney, Australia

2004-2008 ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, UNSW Sydney, Australia

2004 Avadh Bhatia Postoctoral Fellowship for Women, University of Alberta, Canada

Areas of research