Project level: PhD, Masters, Honours, Summer

This project is aimed at a theoretical and computational exploration of the quantum-atom optics of ultracold matter.  The goal is to design and characterise novel high-precision measuring devices based on ultracold atoms.  These studies will enable significant advancements in atom interferometry, that is, the use of atoms to sense accelerations and/or rotations.   Systems of interest include many atoms confined in ring-traps, and laser-atom coupled vortex states.  This demanding research is reliant on the hardware advances of many-core computer systems, requiring a new generation of algorithm development and software optimisation.  The prototyping/realisation of some of these schemes by the UQ Atom Optics group in their Bose-Einstein condensate experiments is an overarching goal. 

Project members

Dr Michael Bromley

Senior Lecturer