Erling Riis


Personal Statement

Erling Riis joined the Physics Department in 1991 after having worked as a post-doc with Nobel Laureate Steven Chu at Stanford for two years. Initially research at Strathclyde concentrated on high-resolution atomic spectroscopy and the development of the highly specialised laser sources required for these experiments. This work also formed the foundation of the establishment of activities at Strathclyde in laser cooling of atoms.

Presently this work ranges from fundamental studies of atom interferometry to the development of a platform for miniaturising cold atom based quantum technology.  

  1. Talbot-enhanced, maximum-visibility imaging of condensate interference

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Optically pumped magnetometry in arbitrarily oriented magnetic fields

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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  1. Stanford-Strathclyde Quantum Technology Workshop

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of special symposia

  2. Innovate UK (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

  3. The Danish Council for Independent Research (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

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  1. Creation of a cluster of innovative laser companies in Glasgow serving global markets

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce

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  1. Miniaturised cold atom clocks | Halket, James

    Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

  2. STFC Strathclyde 2017 DTP

    Project: Research - StudentshipResearch Studentship

  3. Impact Acceleration Account - University Of Strathclyde 2012 / R120526-253

    Project: Research - Internally AllocatedResearch (Internally Allocated)

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  1. Fellow of the Optical Society of America

    Prize: National/international honour

  2. Fellow of the Institute of Physics

    Prize: Election to learned society

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