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Anne Curtis

Anne Curtis

Senior Research Scientist

Anne received her PhD from the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Her thesis research was conducted at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, and focused on the neutral calcium optical frequency standard located there. She was then awarded a three-year Royal Society USA Research Fellowship enabling her to do postdoctoral research in the UK, where she worked with permanent-magnet-based atom chips for creating low-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensates at Imperial College London. At the end of the fellowship she joined NPL to initiate a project on a next-generation neutral atom frequency standard, this one made from strontium atoms held in a lattice trap. Her current research focuses on single-ion optical frequency standards and molecular spectroscopy methods for detection of trace gases with relevance to industrial, environmental and medical sectors.

Areas of interest

Anne’s current areas of interest include optical frequency standards, molecular spectroscopy (NICE-OHMS), and gas-filled hollow core fibres.

She is also focusing on Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace, especially in relation to the IOP Juno accreditation process, as well as participating in physics outreach and communication activities, including conference chairing the IOP 2019 Topical Research Meeting on Time.

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