The aim of this project is to build a vapor cell quantum magnetometer for the precise measurement of magnetic fields and to develop new techniqes to read out the precession of the atomic ensemble that is the basis of the sensor. We aim to operate the magnetometer at the quantum noise limit. The student will work closely with a world class team in a a cutting-edge, well resourced research lab and will have the satisfaction of desiging, building and testing a quantum magnetometer. The student will learn techniques in quantum noise limited sensing, lasers, optics, atomic physics and quantum mechanics. There will also be the opportuntiy to carry out numerical modeling of the sensor if the student wishes to include this in their project.