Dr. James Bennett

James is a research fellow at the University of Queensland currently undertaking under the supervision of Assoc. Professor Warwick Bowen. 

His research focus is hybrid atom-optomechanical devices, which use cold trapped atoms as quantum 'handles' to manipulate the behaviour of solid-state mechanical oscillators, like miniature guitar strings. 

James aims to obtain control over the motional states of relatively large mechanical oscillators. He also expects that controlling the quantum state of large mechanical oscillators will allow sensitive tests of fundamental physics (i.e. how the quantum-to-classical transition works). 

Qualifications: 
BSc (Hons), University of Queensland (2012)

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

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