Peggy Elizabeth Atkinson

Peggy completed her BSc (Physics) at UWA in July 2019. As an undergraduate student, under an EQUS Vacation Scholarship over summer 2019, she worked in the Frequency and Quantum Metrology lab with John McFerran on aspects of the optical lattice clock. 

She is currently continuing her work in EQUS as a research associate.

Her work includes building an extended cavity diode laser to serve as a repumping laser on the atomic clock, and data analysis to determine hyperfine splitting constants in Ytterbium.

BSc (Physics) UWA, 2019

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.