The quantum realm is the wild west of modern science. Although we know some of the basic rules, the vast majority of quantum interactions remain uncharted.
In this theme we explore cold atom physics, which is like a playground for quantum phenomena. By cooling atoms to just above absolute zero and precisely controlling their state, we have the ability to create and observe almost any quantum effect we can think of.
We run experiments and develop theory to investigate quantum phenomena such as quantum vortices, quantum turbulence, conditions before the Big Bang, and biological processes involved in photosynthesis. We are exploiting this new understanding to develop quantum technologies such as extremely precise gravitometers and clocks.
We are world renowned for our legacy in quantum theory and have developed excellent experimental facilities which are enabling world-class results.