Potential summer scholars research projects
The Research School of Physics & Engineering performs research at the cutting edge of a wide range of disciplines.
By undertaking your own research project at RSPE you could open up an exciting career in science.
Quantum Science and Applications
We create the coldest stuff in the Universe – a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) – by laser-cooling helium atoms to within a millionth of a degree Kelvin. At these extremely low temperatures particles behave more like waves. You will use the BEC to study fundamental quantum mechanics and for applications like atom interferometry.
Assoc. Prof Andrew Truscott, Professor Kenneth Baldwin
This project will construct a 3D optical lattice apparatus for ultracold metastable Helium atoms, which will form an experimental quantum-simulator to investigate quantum many-body physics. A range of experiments will be performed such as studying higher order quantum correlations across the superfluid to Mott insulator phase transition.
Dr Sean Hodgman, Assoc. Prof Andrew Truscott
This project aims to engineer diamond quantum computers and communication networks.
Dr Marcus Doherty