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Prof Ifan Hughes, BSc, ARCS, DPhil., C.Phys, MInstP.

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Professor in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43606
Room number: 112

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Responsibilities within department

Chair of the Laboratories Committee; Member of the Scholarship and Prizes committee; Member of the Facilities Committee; Member of the Education Committee; Member of the Staff-Student Consultative Committee.

Teaching activity

Chair of the Laboratories Committee; Level 1 Discovery Skills Errors Lectures; Level 2 Laboratory Skills co-ordinator;
Level 4 course Atoms, photons and qubits (APQ); Level 4 MPhys projects; Graduate Course on Data Analysis.

Research interests

I am an experimental physicist with two main thrusts to my work – the physics of ultracold atoms, and atom-light interactions with thermal ensembles.

Research Groups

Department of Physics


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