The cold atoms demonstrator, which exhibits the cooling of cold atoms and their subsequent reactions, was showcased by colleagues from the Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology at the University Annual Meeting. This took place on Thursday 8 March at the Bramall Music Building, and was attended by over 300 people from both industry and academic backgrounds.
The Hub’s research was highlighted as a core research activity, alongside Cultural Engagement and Liver Transplant and Perfusion, in a specially curated exhibition held in the foyer of the Bramall.
A video was also created for the meeting, featuring Professor Kai Bongs, Director of the Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology, Dr Nicole Metje, Reader in Infrastructure Monitoring and Professor George Tuckwell, Divisional Director at RSK, who spoke about the Hub’s core research activities, and the impact this will have on everyday life.
The video hoped to raise the profile of the Quantum Technologies research, specifically the development of gravity and magnetic sensors, which will have dramatic effects across sectors such as transport, health and civil engineering, helping to detect hazards underground, and monitoring brain activity in order to further research conditions such as dementia.