This website is the personal homepage of the Alkaline team (previously known as the 'Strontium Clock Team'). Our lab is associated with the University of Birmingham' Cold Atoms Group and the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Timing.

Our team works on ultra cold strontium for a range of applications, from studying the fundamental interactions between ultra-cold strontium atoms, to developing compact clocks systems in our lab in collaboration with industry partners. We engage in knowledge transfer to help our industry partners to bring quantum technologies out of the lab and into the real-world applications.

Our Team.

The Alkaline team is full of researchers with a range of experiences, collaborating on research projects.

Find out about the people behind the research. 

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Latest News

We were thrilled to have Prof Dr Immanuel Bloch, from the Max Planck Institute Garching, Munich (see here for details), visit us on this day. He toured our labs and he delivered a colloquia talk on 'Engineering and Probing Quantum Matter using Quantum Simulations' (Click here for the abstract)

Darren Griffiths, one of our PhD Students, has been attending the DSTL OFEME Symposium in London. Information on this event can be seen here:

As part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2022 (see here) Darren Griffiths has been demonstrating live, our Radar system in London to a variety of people from academia, industry and beyond.

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For more information on the group, please contact our Group lead, Prof Yeshpal Singh :