Atom Interferometry

Atom interferometry is a high precision measurement technique. Interference via atoms rather than light provides a theoretical 1011 increase in sensitivity of gyro-scopes, as well as achieving the world's most precise measurements of local gravity.

Atom interferometry can also, amongst other things, be used to measure Newton's constant, the fine-structure constant and to test Lorentz invariance. 

Atom interferometry is being developed at the University of Liverpool with a view towards a search for the dark contents of the vacuum and the dark universe, and as a test stand for inertial sensing applications.

Group Members

Dr Jon Coleman

Dr Carl Metelko

Professor Jason Ralph (Electrical Engineering and Electronics)

Graduate Students

A. Carroll

G. Elertas

R. Moore