Jan 2012
  • Website is starting to be rolled out.

  • Feb 2012
  • UHV chamber at 10-10 mbar!
  • Jo woos crowds at the International Conference on Quantum Optics, Obergurgl.

  • March 2012
    April 2012
    May 2012
  • Matt H presented our work at the Quantum Interfaces meeting in Nottingham.

  • June 2012
  • We have cold atoms! The dynamic MOT is working although a bit quirky - more details to come!

  • July 2012
    August 2012
  • The team have been presenting our work at ICAP2012, Paris

  • September 2012
    October 2012
  • Matthew Aldous has joined the group as a PhD student having just left the University of Exeter with a 1st class degree.

  • November 2012
  • We have just been awarded a small equipment grant for early career researchers from EPSRC, along with Keith Wilcox and Otto Muskens.

  • December 2012
    January 2013
    February 2013
    March 2013
  • We have been awarded a Royal Society Research grant.
  • Matt H presented his work at the University of Dundee.
  • Matt H, along with Simone de Liberato presented the PhySoc Nobel prize lecture.
  • Matt H, along with Tim Freegarde, presented our work at the DSTL Precision Timing (and Navigation) Town Meeting at Harwell.

  • April 2013
    May 2013
    June 2013
    July 2013
  • Matt A and the QC team are headed off to Enrico Fermi Summer School Course 188 (Atom Interferometry) in Italy.

  • August 2013
  • We have been awarded two CDE Precision Timing and Navigation Grants, one of which is led by Kai Bongs at the University of Birmingham.

  • September 2013
    October 2013
    November 2013
    December 2013
  • Matt H has been promoted to a Senior Research Fellow.
  • January 2014
  • The gold reflectors for the grating MOT have arrived.
  • The dynamic MOT atoms have been measured at the the Doppler temperature.

  • February 2014
  • The silicon machined parts have arrived and look impressive!

  • March 2014
  • The UHV bonder is under construction
  • the AR coated chip windows have arrived
  • Quantum hub proposal outlines submitted!

  • April 2014
  • Our glass samples have been chemically analysed and tick all the boxes for helium impermeability. Permeation tests to follow.
  • UHV bonder now baking at gas mark 6 for two weeks

  • May 2014
  • UHV Bonder now mounted in glovebox
  • We have been awarded a KTS award for an inward secondment from NPL in collaboration with Alastair Sinclair
  • Matt H presented our work in a 3 minute elevator speech at the DSTL Quantum navigation and timing event at NPL. Check out the press
  • We have submitted a paper on The Feasibility of a Fully Miniaturized Magneto-Optical Trap for Portable Ultracold Quantum Technology to the ArXiV.

  • June 2014
  • Christopher Burr will spend the summer with us on a vacation studentship.
  • Quantum Hub proposals submitted! Fingers crossed.
  • We have been awarded a DSTL PhD studentship. Applications welcome from UK and EU nationals!
  • Matt A presents our work to the department.
  • Max Carey will join us in October to spend a year in research.

  • Jul 2014
  • Matt H finally gets round to sorting out the website!
  • Matt H wins the Dean's Award for proposal writing.
  • After several weeks of malfunctioning heaters, strange leaks, and RGA fixing we have finally anodically bonded our samples at UHV