7-9 April 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

A prototype atomic interferometer for fundamental physics

8 Apr 2014, 15:15
Room E (Windsor Building)

Room E

Windsor Building

contributed talk Particle Astrophysics, Current and Future Parallel 1E


Oliver Burrow (University of Liverpool)


Atom interferometers are precision instruments, currently capable of measuring forces an unprecedented precision, with this precision becoming more precise with the development of new techniques. Using atomic interferometers, a parameter search can be made to investigate the dark contents of the vacuum and shed some light on fundamental physics questions such as "What is the nature of dark energy?". A prototype device is currently under construction at the University of Liverpool, and this talk will discuss the atom interferometer concept and the construction progress.

Primary author

Oliver Burrow (University of Liverpool)

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