Prof. Dr. Kai Bongs
My main research interests lie in quantum many body physics and precision quantum sensors, both using the pristine properties of ultracold atoms and combine them with detailed control using quantum optical techniques.
My current projects are a Quantum Simulation apparatus based on neutral atoms trapped in a two-dimensional optical lattice (http://mpa.ac.uk/muarc/research/quantumsimulation.html) and a mobile Optical Clock based on trapped Strontium (http://mpa.ac.uk/muarc/research/sensors.html).
2007- Chair for Cold Atoms at the University of Birmingham
2002-2007 Research Assistant, University of Hamburg
2000-2002 Research Assistant, Yale University
1999-2000 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Hannover
Prof. Kai Bongs will be the project coordinator. He currently holds the Chair of Cold Atom Physics and leads the Midlands Ultracold Atom Research Centre at Bham. Prof. Bongs is working in the field of quantum sensors and quantum gas mixtures, in particular in optical lattices. He participates in several cold atom related ESA and DLR projects. In the last 5 years: 1 Nature Physics, 11 Physical Review Letters, 53 invited talks, 1100 citations.