Professor Stefan Eriksson
Professor
Physics
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

Publications

  1. Eriksson, S. Precision measurements on trapped antihydrogen in the ALPHA experiment Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 376 2116 20170268
  2. Charlton, M., Eriksson, S. Cold neutral atoms via charge exchange from excited state positronium: a proposal New Journal of Physics 19 5 053020
  3. van der Werf, D., Eriksson, S. The GBAR antimatter gravity experiment Hyperfine Interactions 233 1-3 21 27
  4. van der Werf, D., Eriksson, S. Towards a test of the weak equivalence principle of gravity using anti-hydrogen at CERN 1 2
  5. van der Werf, D., Eriksson, S. The Gbar project, or how does antimatter fall? Hyperfine Interactions 228 1-3 141 150

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Teaching

  • 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.

Supervision

  • Cooling of positron plasmas in a Penning Trap using laser cooled beryllium ions (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Niels Madsen
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Aled Isaac
  • A precision study of antimatter properties (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Niels Madsen
  • Using Be+ ions for magnetometry in the ALPHA-g experiment. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Niels Madsen
  • Magnetically Trapped Atoms in the Vicinity of an Optical Nanofibre (awarded 2019)

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton