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People Professor Christopher Foot

Principal Investigator, Oxford Martin Programme on Bio-Inspired Quantum Technologies

Professor of Physics

Current research interests include the study of the superfluid properties of ultra-cold atomic gases (Bose-Einstein condensates), and experiments on ultra-cold atoms held in arrays of optical traps formed by laser light to study the quantum properties of many-particle systems. Such atomic physics techniques give very precise control over the cold-atom systems so that they can be used to simulate phenomena that occur in condensed matter physics and, in the future, for quantum information processing.