Dr Paul Altin

Ph.D., B.Sc. (Hons)
Postdoctoral Fellow
ANU College of Science
T: +61 2 6125 9889

Areas of expertise

  • General Relativity And Gravitational Waves 020105
  • Quantum Optics 020604
  • Atomic And Molecular Physics 020201
  • Classical And Physical Optics 020501
  • Degenerate Quantum Gases And Atom Optics 020601

Research interests

  • Gravitational wave detection
  • Cavity quantum electrodynamics
  • Quantum optics
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Atom lasers
  • Feshbach resonances
  • Atom interferometry
  • Precision measurement


Paul Altin completed his PhD in quantum atom optics at ANU in 2012, before taking up an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Gravitational Physics at ANU, and a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration which in 2016 made the first direct detection of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger. He is also a co-founder of Liquid Instruments, an ANU start-up company developing innovative test and measurement devices.


Projects and Grants

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