Jacinda Ginges is a theoretical physicist in the School of Mathematics and Physics at UQ. Her research is directed towards atomic tests of fundamental physics, involving development and application of high-precision many-body methods for heavy atoms. Her areas of expertise include high-precision studies of fundamental symmetries violations (parity, time) and probes of nuclear structure. Atomic parity violation studies provide some of the tightest constraints on possible new physics beyond the standard model of particle physics, complementing searches for new physics at the LHC and dark matter searches. Studies of parity- and time-reversal-violating atomic electric dipole moments tightly constrain possible new sources of CP-violation appearing in theories beyond the standard model.
Positions:
Journal Article: Empirical determination of the Bohr-Weisskopf effect in cesium and improved tests of precision atomic theory in searches for new physics
Sanamyan, G., Roberts, B. M. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2023). Empirical determination of the Bohr-Weisskopf effect in cesium and improved tests of precision atomic theory in searches for new physics. Physical Review Letters, 130 (5) 053001, 1-6. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.130.053001
Journal Article: Nuclear magnetic moments of Francium-207–213 from precision hyperfine comparisons
Roberts, B. M. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2020). Nuclear magnetic moments of Francium-207–213 from precision hyperfine comparisons. Physical Review Letters, 125 (6) 063002, 063002. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.125.063002
Journal Article: Radiative potential and calculations of QED radiative corrections to energy levels and electromagnetic amplitudes in many-electron atoms
Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2005). Radiative potential and calculations of QED radiative corrections to energy levels and electromagnetic amplitudes in many-electron atoms. Physical Review A, 72 (5) 052115. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.72.052115
Journal Article: Violations of fundamental symmetries in atoms and tests of unification theories of elementary particles
Ginges, J. S. M. and Flambaum, V. V. (2004). Violations of fundamental symmetries in atoms and tests of unification theories of elementary particles. Physics Reports, 397 (2), 63-154. doi: 10.1016/j.physrep.2004.03.005
Journal Article: High-precision calculation of parity nonconservation in cesium and test of the standard model
Dzuba, V. A., Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2002). High-precision calculation of parity nonconservation in cesium and test of the standard model. Physical Review D, 66 (7) 076013. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.66.076013
Journal Article: Nuclear Schiff moment and time-invariance violation in atoms
Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2002). Nuclear Schiff moment and time-invariance violation in atoms. Physical Review E, 65 (3) 032113. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.65.032113
Probing new physics with atomic parity violation
(2023–2026) ARC Discovery Projects
Heavy atoms and ions and precision tests of fundamental physics
(2018–2023) ARC Future Fellowships
Searching for new physics in precision atomic experiments
Doctor Philosophy
Tests of fundamental physics in atoms
Doctor Philosophy
Simplified Models of New Physics with Dark Matter in GAMBIT
(2023) Doctor Philosophy
PhD and Honours projects available.
Several PhD projects are available in our group. Some may be offered also as Honours projects. These projects are in the area of precision atomic theory and they lie at the interface of atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. They include:
For further enquiries, please contact Dr. Ginges, j.ginges@uq.edu.au .
Sanamyan, G., Roberts, B. M. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2023). Empirical determination of the Bohr-Weisskopf effect in cesium and improved tests of precision atomic theory in searches for new physics. Physical Review Letters, 130 (5) 053001, 1-6. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.130.053001
Nuclear magnetic moments of Francium-207–213 from precision hyperfine comparisons
Roberts, B. M. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2020). Nuclear magnetic moments of Francium-207–213 from precision hyperfine comparisons. Physical Review Letters, 125 (6) 063002, 063002. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.125.063002
Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2005). Radiative potential and calculations of QED radiative corrections to energy levels and electromagnetic amplitudes in many-electron atoms. Physical Review A, 72 (5) 052115. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.72.052115
Ginges, J. S. M. and Flambaum, V. V. (2004). Violations of fundamental symmetries in atoms and tests of unification theories of elementary particles. Physics Reports, 397 (2), 63-154. doi: 10.1016/j.physrep.2004.03.005
High-precision calculation of parity nonconservation in cesium and test of the standard model
Dzuba, V. A., Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2002). High-precision calculation of parity nonconservation in cesium and test of the standard model. Physical Review D, 66 (7) 076013. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.66.076013
Nuclear Schiff moment and time-invariance violation in atoms
Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2002). Nuclear Schiff moment and time-invariance violation in atoms. Physical Review E, 65 (3) 032113. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.65.032113
Opportunities for fundamental physics research with radioactive molecules
Arrowsmith-Kron, Gordon, Athanasakis-Kaklamanakis, Michail, Au, Mia, Ballof, Jochen, Berger, Robert, Borschevsky, Anastasia, Breier, Alexander A, Buchinger, Fritz, Budker, Dmitry, Caldwell, Luke, Charles, Christopher, Dattani, Nike, de Groote, Ruben P, DeMille, David, Dickel, Timo, Dobaczewski, Jacek, Düllmann, Christoph E, Eliav, Ephraim, Engel, Jonathan, Fan, Mingyu, Flambaum, Victor, Flanagan, Kieran T, Gaiser, Alyssa N, Garcia Ruiz, Ronald F, Gaul, Konstantin, Giesen, Thomas F, Ginges, Jacinda S M, Gottberg, Alexander, Gwinner, Gerald ... Yang, Xiaofei (2024). Opportunities for fundamental physics research with radioactive molecules. Reports on Progress in Physics, 87 (8), 084301. doi: 10.1088/1361-6633/ad1e39
Electromagnetic moments of the antimony isotopes 112−133Sb
Lechner, S., Miyagi, T., Xu, Z.Y., Bissell, M.L., Blaum, K., Cheal, B., Devlin, C.S., Garcia Ruiz, R.F., Ginges, J.S.M., Heylen, H., Holt, J.D., Imgram, P., Kanellakopoulos, A., Koszorús, Á., Malbrunot-Ettenauer, S., Neugart, R., Neyens, G., Nörtershäuser, W., Plattner, P., Rodríguez, L.V., Sanamyan, G., Stroberg, S.R., Utsuno, Y., Yang, X.F. and Yordanov, D.T. (2023). Electromagnetic moments of the antimony isotopes 112−133Sb. Physics Letters B, 847 138278, 138278. doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2023.138278
Electric-dipole transition amplitudes for atoms and ions with one valence electron
Roberts, B. M., Fairhall, C. J. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2023). Electric-dipole transition amplitudes for atoms and ions with one valence electron. Physical Review A, 107 (5) 052812. doi: 10.1103/physreva.107.052812
Hamilton, Rhona, Roberts, Benjamin M., Scholten, Sarah K., Locke, Clayton, Luiten, Andre N., Ginges, Jacinda S.M. and Perrella, Christopher (2023). Experimental and theoretical study of dynamic polarizabilities in the 5S1/2 – 5D5/2 clock transition in rubidium-87 and determination of electric dipole matrix elements. Physical Review Applied, 19 (5) 054059. doi: 10.1103/physrevapplied.19.054059
QED radiative corrections to electric dipole amplitudes in heavy atoms
Fairhall, C. J., Roberts, B. M. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2023). QED radiative corrections to electric dipole amplitudes in heavy atoms. Physical Review A, 107 (2) 022813. doi: 10.1103/physreva.107.022813
Sanamyan, G., Roberts, B. M. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2023). Empirical determination of the Bohr-Weisskopf effect in cesium and improved tests of precision atomic theory in searches for new physics. Physical Review Letters, 130 (5) 053001, 1-6. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.130.053001
Roberts, B. M., Ranclaud, P. G. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2022). Bohr-Weisskopf effect: from hydrogenlike-ion experiments to heavy-atom calculations of the hyperfine structure. Physical Review A, 105 (5) 052802. doi: 10.1103/physreva.105.052802
Comment on “New physics constraints from atomic parity violation in 133Cs ”
Roberts, B. M. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2022). Comment on “New physics constraints from atomic parity violation in 133Cs ”. Physical Review D, 105 (1) 018301. doi: 10.1103/physrevd.105.018301
Hyperfine anomaly in heavy atoms and its role in precision atomic searches for new physics
Roberts, B. M. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2021). Hyperfine anomaly in heavy atoms and its role in precision atomic searches for new physics. Physical Review A, 104 (2) 022823. doi: 10.1103/physreva.104.022823
Nuclear magnetic moments of Francium-207–213 from precision hyperfine comparisons
Roberts, B. M. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2020). Nuclear magnetic moments of Francium-207–213 from precision hyperfine comparisons. Physical Review Letters, 125 (6) 063002, 063002. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.125.063002
Grunefeld, S. J., Roberts, B. M. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2019). Correlation trends in the hyperfine structure for Rb, Cs, and Fr, and high-accuracy predictions for hyperfine constants. Physical Review A, 100 (4) 042506, 042506. doi: 10.1103/physreva.100.042506
Screening of an oscillating external electric field in atoms
Dzuba, V. A., Berengut, J. C., Ginges, J. S. M. and Flambaum, V. V. (2018). Screening of an oscillating external electric field in atoms. Physical Review A, 98 (4) 043411. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.98.043411
Ginges, J. S. M. and Volotka, A. V. (2018). Testing atomic wave functions in the nuclear vicinity: the hyperfine structure with empirically deduced nuclear and quantum electrodynamic effects. Physical Review A, 98 (3) 032316. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.98.032504
Ground-state hyperfine splitting for Rb, Cs, Fr, Ba+, and Ra+
Ginges, J. S. M., Volotka, A. V. and Fritzsche, S. (2017). Ground-state hyperfine splitting for Rb, Cs, Fr, Ba+, and Ra+. Physical Review A, 96 (6) 062502. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.96.062502
Atomic many-body effects and Lamb shifts in alkali metals
Ginges, J. S. M. and Berengut, J. C. (2016). Atomic many-body effects and Lamb shifts in alkali metals. Physical Review A, 93 (5) 052509. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.93.052509
Ginges, J. S. M. and Berengut, J. C. (2016). QED radiative corrections and many-body effects in atoms: vacuum polarization and binding energy shifts in alkali metals. Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, 49 (9) 095001, 095001. doi: 10.1088/0953-4075/49/9/095001
Ginges, J. S. M. and Dzuba, V. A. (2015). Spectra of barium, radium, and element 120: application of the combined correlation-potential, singles-doubles, and configuration-interaction ab initio methods. Physical Review A, 91 (4) 042505. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.91.042505
Porsev, S. G., Ginges, J. S. M. and Flambaum, V. V. (2011). Atomic electric dipole moment induced by the nuclear electric dipole moment: the magnetic moment effect. Physical Review A, 83 (4) 042507. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.83.042507
Glimpses of Science: Multi-media enhanced hands-on learning activities for primary school students
Hatsidimitris, George, Connor, Rick, Ginges, Jacinda and Wolfe, Joe (2010). Glimpses of Science: Multi-media enhanced hands-on learning activities for primary school students. Teaching Science, 56, 39-42.
Calculation of the spectrum of the superheavy element Z=120
Dinh, T. H., Dzuba, V. A., Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2008). Calculation of the spectrum of the superheavy element Z=120. Physical Review A, 78 (5) 054501. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.78.054501
Calculations of the spectra of superheavy elements Z=119 and Z= 120+
Dinh, T. H., Dzuba, V. A., Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2008). Calculations of the spectra of superheavy elements Z=119 and Z= 120+. Physical Review A, 78 (2) 022507. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.78.022507
Atomic electric dipole moments of He and Yb induced by nuclear Schiff moments
Dzuba, V. A., Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2007). Atomic electric dipole moments of He and Yb induced by nuclear Schiff moments. Physical Review a, 76 (3) 034501 doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.76.034501
Calculations of energy levels and lifetimes of low-lying states of barium and radium
Dzuba, V. A. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2006). Calculations of energy levels and lifetimes of low-lying states of barium and radium. Physical Review A, 73 (3) 032503. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.032503
Resonance reactions and enhancement of weak interactions in collisions of cold molecules
Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2006). Resonance reactions and enhancement of weak interactions in collisions of cold molecules. Physical Review a, 74 (2) 025601. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.74.025601
Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2005). Radiative potential and calculations of QED radiative corrections to energy levels and electromagnetic amplitudes in many-electron atoms. Physical Review A, 72 (5) 052115. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.72.052115
Ginges, J. S. M. and Flambaum, V. V. (2004). Violations of fundamental symmetries in atoms and tests of unification theories of elementary particles. Physics Reports, 397 (2), 63-154. doi: 10.1016/j.physrep.2004.03.005
High-precision calculation of parity nonconservation in cesium and test of the standard model
Dzuba, V. A., Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2002). High-precision calculation of parity nonconservation in cesium and test of the standard model. Physical Review D, 66 (7) 076013. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.66.076013
Dzuba, V. A., Flambaum, V. V., Ginges, J. S. M. and Kozlov, M. G. (2002). Electric dipole moments of Hg, Xe, Rn, Ra, Pu, and TlF induced by the nuclear Schiff moment and limits on time-reversal violating interactions. Physical Review A, 66 (1) 012111, 121111-121117. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.66.012111
Nuclear Schiff moment and time-invariance violation in atoms
Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S. M. (2002). Nuclear Schiff moment and time-invariance violation in atoms. Physical Review E, 65 (3) 032113. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.65.032113
Calculations of parity-nonconserving s-d amplitudes in Cs, Fr, Ba+, and Ra+
Dzuba, V. A., Flambaum, V. V. and Ginges, J. S.M. (2001). Calculations of parity-nonconserving s-d amplitudes in Cs, Fr, Ba+, and Ra+. Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 63 (6)
Dzuba, VA, Flambaum, VV and Ginges, JSM (2001). Calculations of parity-nonconserving [Formula Presented] amplitudes in Cs, Fr, [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented]. Physical Review a, 63 (6) 062101 doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.63.062101
Calculation of parity and time invariance violation in the radium atom
Dzuba, VA, Flambaum, VV and Ginges, JSM (2000). Calculation of parity and time invariance violation in the radium atom. Physical Review a, 61 (6), 062509-062501. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.61.062509
Theoretical issues in parity and time-reversal violation in atoms
Ginges, Jacinda (2006). Theoretical issues in parity and time-reversal violation in atoms. Annual Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society, DPF 2006, and the Annual Fall Meeting of the Japan Particle Physics Community, , , October 30, 2006-November 3, 2006. American Physical Society.
Status of parity violation in cesium
Ginges, Jacinda (2005). Status of parity violation in cesium. Nineteenth Lake Louise Winter Institute: Fundamental Interactions, Lake Louise, Canada, 15-21 February 2004. Hackensack, USA: World Scientific.
Electric field distribution in nuclei produced by the P,T-odd nuclear Schiff moment
Flambaum, VV and Ginges, JSM (2001). Electric field distribution in nuclei produced by the P,T-odd nuclear Schiff moment. ComminsFest Symposium on Art and Symmetry in Experimental Physics, Berkeley Ca, May 20-21, 2001. AMER INST PHYSICS. doi: 10.1063/1.1426805
Enhancement of parity and time invariance violation in heavy atoms
Dzuba, VA, Flambaum, VV and Ginges, JSM (2000). Enhancement of parity and time invariance violation in heavy atoms. 3rd International Symposium on Symmetries in Subatomic Physics (SYMM 2000), Adelaide Australia, Mar 13-17, 2000. AMER INST PHYSICS. doi: 10.1063/1.1330912
Probing new physics with atomic parity violation
(2023–2026) ARC Discovery Projects
Heavy atoms and ions and precision tests of fundamental physics
(2018–2023) ARC Future Fellowships
Searching for new physics in precision atomic experiments
Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
Other advisors:
Tests of fundamental physics in atoms
Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
Other advisors:
High-precision atomic theory and searches for new physics
Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
Other advisors:
Exploring possibilities for dark matter detection via atomic interactions
Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor
Other advisors:
Simplified Models of New Physics with Dark Matter in GAMBIT
(2023) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.
PhD and Honours projects available.
Several PhD projects are available in our group. Some may be offered also as Honours projects. These projects are in the area of precision atomic theory and they lie at the interface of atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. They include:
For further enquiries, please contact Dr. Ginges, j.ginges@uq.edu.au .