Professor Stefan Eriksson
Telephone: (01792) 602291
Room: Office - 521
Fifth Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Atomic Physics
  • Antihydrogen
  • Quantum optics
  • Laser Cooling and Trapping
  • Bose-Einstein Condensation
  • Atom Interferometry
  • Laser Spectroscopy


  1. et. al. Characterization of the 1S–2S transition in antihydrogen. Nature
  2. Precision measurements on trapped antihydrogen in the ALPHA experiment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 376(2116), 20170268
  3. et. al. Enhanced Control and Reproducibility of Non-Neutral Plasmas. Physical Review Letters 120(2), 025001
  4. et. al. Antihydrogen accumulation for fundamental symmetry tests. Nature Communications 8(1)
  5. et. al. Observation of the hyperfine spectrum of antihydrogen. Nature 548(7665), 66-69.

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  • PH-306 Atomic Physics I

    This course describes the application of quantum mechanics to atomic structure, together with the implications for spectroscopy. The electronic structure of hydrogen (including spin, fine structure and hyperfine structure), helium and alkali metals will be discussed from first principles in quantum mechanics. The effect on energy levels of applied magnetic fields (Zeeman effect) is calculated in perturbation theory. Practical examples of spectroscopy are briefly described.

  • PH-M10 Atomic and Quantum Optics III

    This module deepens the student's understanding of atomic physics and quantum optics to a level which enables the student to participate under guidance in a research group involved in cutting edge research in the field.


  • A light-matter quantum interface using cold atoms near tapered optical nanofibres (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Aled Isaac
  • Using sympathetically laser cooled positrons for improved antihydrogen«br /» trapping in the ALPHA-2 apparatus.«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Niels Madsen
  • A precision study of antimatter properties (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Niels Madsen
  • ''Observation of the 1s-2s Transition in Trapped Antihydrogen'' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton