Researcher biography

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I am currently undertaking a PhD in the School of Mathematics and Physics at UQ, working with the Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems. My research is focused on optimising the design of quantum sensors that make use of the unique properties of ultra-cold atoms. When an atomic gas is cooled to temperatures close to absolute zero, an exotic state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate is formed. In this state the atoms behave as a collective, they act according to the counter-intuitive rules of quantum mechanics, and the condensate flows without resistance as a superfluid. Due to the ultra-low temperatures, highly precise sensing with a Bose-Einstein condensate requires highly precise control at the quantum level. My work uses traditional computational and machine-learning methods to optimise the design of an atomic rotation sensor utilising a Bose-Einstein condensate to improve stability and sensing precision. Prior to commencing my PhD studies, I completed multiple research projects in the field of quantum information theory, focused on quantum communication and computation using light.