QRC Seminar Series: Prof. Oliver Buchmueller

Feb 27, 2024
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Prof. Oliver Buchmueller

Senior Research Fellow at Royal Society Leverhulme Trust

Professor of Physics at Imperial College London

Senior Member at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Leading Principal Investigator of the Atom Interferometer Observatory and Network (AION)

Auditorium 1

27th February 2024 - 5.00pm - 6.00pm (GST)

Title:Centralised Design and Production of the Ultra-Cold Strontium Atom Quantum Laboratories: Seeking International Collaboration
Abstract:This talk will outline the opportunities that can arise from the Centralised Design and Production of Ultra-Cold Strontium Atom Quantum Laboratories (UCSLs) for non-UK institutions and countries interested in investing in this novel and emerging quantum technology.

Following support from the Landesgraduiertenförderung, Baden-Württemberg (Scholarship) and Graduiertenkolleg Heidelberg (Scholarship), Buchmueller received his doctorate from Heidelberg University in 1999. From 1999 to 2001 he was a CERN fellow at the ALEPH Experiment studying properties of the Z and W Bosons and in 2001 he joined SLAC as a research associate to work on the BABAR experiment. He returned to CERN in 2004 as research staff member of the organization making important contributions to the construction, commissioning, and physics exploitation of the CMS experiment. He has been associated with Imperial College of London since 2009 as a professor. 

Buchmueller's research focuses on intriguing challenges in modern fundamental physics, such as dark matter, gravitational wave detection, and processes beyond the standard model. Additionally, he leads a quantum technology development program for Quantum Sensor Technology, covering applications in both ground and space-based settings. Buchmueller became the leading Principal Investigator (PI) of the Atom Interferometer Observatory and Network (AION) consortium as well as the lead author of the Atomic Experiment for Dark Matter and Gravity Exploration in Space (AEDGE) mission. He also spearheads the international community building process for Cold Atoms in Space, which brings together representatives of the cold atom, astrophysics, cosmology, fundamental physics, geodesy, and earth observation communities.