A study of ultracold atom interferometry and interactions through high-performance computing (2011–2015)

This future fellowship encompasses a theoretical exploration of the fundamental atomic, molecular and optical physics of ultracold matter. The goal is to design novel high-precision measuring devices based on the quantum physics of atoms at a temperature near absolute zero. This computationally demanding research is reliant on the hardware advances of many-core computer systems, requiring a new generation of algorithm development and software optimisation. These studies will enable significant advancements for two specific devices: (1) atom interferometers, which measure rotation and acceleration, and (2) atomic clocks, which measure time itself, all to an unprecedented precision.
Grant type:
ARC Future Fellowships
Funded by:
Australian Research Council