Pushing the boundaries of our understanding
Glasgow is an international centre of excellence in quantum and nanoscience, translating our fundamental understanding of these phenomena into world-changing technologies.
On the smallest possible scale, we study and control particles of matter and light to understand the building blocks of the universe. We engineer complex combinations of materials over length scales, from nanometres to centimetres, with reproducibility that enables low-cost components with the highest levels of functionality and energy efficiency. On the largest scale, we use our expertise to open new windows to the universe through the detection of gravitational waves.
We lead the UK’s Quantum Technology Hub in imaging; host the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, the UK’s leading facility; and are members of a world-leading international Max-Planck Partnership in Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit.
We are training the next generation of nano/quantum scientists and engineers through our Doctoral Training Programme in Sensor Systems, and our Innovation Centre, CENSIS, pioneers new sensor systems for industry.
We are leaders in the nano and quantum world.
- New Tools for Terrain Gravimetry; European Commission (EC), £716k (2018-22)
- Infrared time-domain quantum optics; EPSRC, £624k (2018-21)
- Nano-scale imaging with Hong-Ou-Mandel Interferometry; EPSRC, £424k (2018-21)
- High Energy Density Capacitors Manufactured with Optoelectronic Tweezers (CapOET); EPSRC, £959k (2017-20)
- Active matrix single-photon technologies on GaAs; EPSRC, £320k (2017-2019)
- UofG researchers contribute to latest Higgs boson breakthrough
- Gravitational waves help unravel mystery of gamma ray bursts in space
- Royal Society Fellowship for Professor Sheila Rowan
- Nanoscale measurements 100x more precise thanks to two-photon technique
- Machine learning could help search for gravitational waves
- ‘Twisted’ light could illuminate new path for wireless communications
- Scientists create magnetic system transforming heat into motion
- Gravitational waves signal binary neutron star collision
- Emergent dynamic chirality in a thermally driven artificial spin ratchet. Nature Materials (2017)
- Measurement of the Earth tides with a MEMS gravimeter. Nature (2016)
- Single-pixel three-dimensional imaging with time-based depth resolution. Nature Communications (2016)
- One-Dimensional Silicon Nitride Grating Refractive Index Sensor Suitable for Integration With CMOS Detectors. IEEE Photonics Journal (2017)