Mr. Jake Glidden


Jake is a postgraduate student at the University of Queensland currently undertaking his PhD under the supervision of postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Mark Baker. 

His project aim is to prototype, characterise and benchmark a rotation sensor based on matter-wave Sagnac interferometry with 87Rb BECs.

Jake hopes to produce the first Sagnac measurements of the Earth's rotation with BECs.


Interferometric measurements with matter waves are established techniques for sensitive gravimetry, rotation sensing, and measurement of surface interactions, but compact interferometers will require techniques based on trapped geometries.