Dr. Jacinda Ginges is an ARC Future Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Physics at UQ. Her research is directed towards atomic tests of fundamental physics. Dr. Ginges' research involves development of high-precision many-body methods for heavy atoms. Her areas of expertise include high-precision studies of fundamental symmetries violations (parity, time). 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 such as supersymmetry.
Summary of research interests:
* High-precision atomic many-body theory
* Quantum electrodynamics corrections to heavy-atom phenomena
* Violations of fundamental symmetries
* Precision tests of the standard model of particle physics
* Superheavy elements
Positions:
2017-2021 ARC Future Fellow, The University of Queensland, Australia
2017 Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, The University of Sydney, Australia
2014-2016 Senior Research Associate, UNSW Sydney, Australia
2004-2008 ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, UNSW Sydney, Australia
2004 Avadh Bhatia Postoctoral Fellowship for Women, University of Alberta, Canada
Journal Article: 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: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.98.043411
Journal Article: Testing atomic wave functions in the nuclear vicinity: the hyperfine structure with empirically deduced nuclear and quantum electrodynamic effects
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: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.98.032504
Journal Article: 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: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.96.062502
Heavy atoms and ions and precision tests of fundamental physics
(2017–2021) ARC Future Fellowships
Postdoctoral position, PhD, and Honours projects available. Please enquire, j.ginges@uq.edu.au .
Projects at Honours, Masters, and PhD level are available in precision atomic theory related to searches for beyond-Standard-Model physics, and on other topics.
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: . 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: . 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: . 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: . 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: . 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: . 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: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.83.042507
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: . 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: . 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: . 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: . 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: . 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: . 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: . 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: . 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: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.65.032113
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: . 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: . 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. In: 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. 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.
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. In: Art and Symmetry in Experimental Physics. ComminsFest Symposium on Art and Symmetry in Experimental Physics, Berkeley Ca, (232-245). May 20-21, 2001. 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. In: Symmetries in Subatomic Physics. 3rd International Symposium on Symmetries in Subatomic Physics (SYMM 2000), Adelaide Australia, (136-141). Mar 13-17, 2000. doi:10.1063/1.1330912
Heavy atoms and ions and precision tests of fundamental physics
(2017–2021) ARC Future Fellowships
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.
Postdoctoral position, PhD, and Honours projects available. Please enquire, j.ginges@uq.edu.au .
Projects at Honours, Masters, and PhD level are available in precision atomic theory related to searches for beyond-Standard-Model physics, and on other topics.