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Yeshpal Singh
Head of Alkaline Team

Dr Yeshpal Singh is a Professor at the University of Birmingham and leads the cold atoms based Sr group. His main research interests are:

  • Translation of quantum concepts to quantum technology

  • Quantum metrology and precision measurements

  • Bose-Einstein condensates in microgravity

  • Ultra cold Bosons, degenerate Fermi gases and quantum phase transitions

  • Ultra cold molecules and quantum state engineering

Contact details


phone: +44-(0)121-4159923

Other activities 

  • Member of the German Physical Society (DPG), Institute of Physics (IOP), UK, and the Indian Society of Atomic and Molecular Physics (ISAMP).


Selected publications

Cold atoms in space: community workshop summary and proposed road-map. EPJ Quantum Technol. 9, 30 (2022).

AEDGE: Atomic Experiment for Dark Matter and Gravity Exploration in space; El-Neaj et al. EPJ Quantum Technology 7:6, 1-27 (2020);


A high-performance optical lattice clock based on bosonic atoms; Stefano et. al.,  Phys. Rev. A 98, 053443 (2018); arXiv:1803.03157 (2018).


Laser controlled atom source for optical clock; Ole Kock, Wei He, Dariusz Swierad, Lyndsie Smith, Joshua Hughes, Kai Bongs and Yeshpal Singh; Scientific Reports 6, 37321 (2016).


Next-generation ultra-stable clock laser system for space applications; Dariusz Swierad et al., Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 33973 (2016)


The UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology, by Bongs et al. published in the SPIE Europe conference 2016 proceedings.              


Ψ in the sky; Kai Bongs, Michael Holynski and Yeshpal Singh, Nature Physics, 11, 605-696 (2015).


Development of a strontium optical lattice clock for the SOC mission on the ISS; Kai Bongs, Yeshpal Singh, Lyndsie Smith et. al., Comptes Rendus Physique (2015).


Long-Range Interacting Many-Body Systems with Alkaline-Metal Atoms; B.Olmos, D. Yu, Y. Singh, F. Schreck, K. Bongs, and I. Lesanovsky, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 143602 (2013).


Bose-Einstein Condensation in Microgravity; T.v. Zoest, N. Gaaloul, Y. Singh et al., Science 328, 1540 (2010). 10.1126/science.1189164


Observation of Photon-Assisted Tunneling in Optical Lattices; C. Sias, H. Lignier, Y. P. Singh, A. Zenesini, D. Ciampini, O. Morsch and E. Arimondo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 040404 (2008).


Resonant Tunneling of Bose-Einstein Condensates in Optical Lattices; Alessandro Zenesini, Carlo Sias, Hans Lignier, Yeshpal Singh, Donatella Ciampini, Oliver Morsch, Riccardo Mannella, Ennio Arimondo, Andrea Tomadin and Sandro Wimberger, New Journal of Physics 10, 053038 (2008).


Dynamical Control of Matter Wave Tunneling in Periodic Potentials; H. Lignier, C. Sias, D. Ciampini, Y. Singh, A. Zenesini, O. Morsch and E. Arimondo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 220403 (2007).

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