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We took our new diamond magnetometer to the 2017 Quantum Technology Showcase in Westminster. It is 1,000 times more sensitive than the one we took in 2016 and 1,000,000 times more sensitive than the one we took to the 2015 Showcase.

QT Showcase


We took our diamond magnetometer to the 2016 Quantum Technology Showcase in Westminster Diamond magnetometer


Group photo 2016

Morley group photo


In July 2016 we showed off our diamond magnetometer at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. The diamond fluoresces red when we shine in green light because of the nitrogen-vacancy centres inside. This video shows the optically-detected magnetic resonance spectrum changing as a magnet is moved away from the diamond.


In June 2015 I spoke on a panel at the Cheltenham Science Festival on the topic of "Can We Build A Quantum Computer?" and in "An Evening of Unnecessary Detail" for 600 members of the public.


I created a science activity called ELI5 for over 100 children aged 4-7, and ran it with help from over 30 of their dads, at my daughter's school.


Group photo 2015

Morley group photo March 2015


My invited talk at the Bristol Quantum Information Technology (BQIT) meeting on 26th Feb 2014 was titled "Review of State-of-the-Art in Hardware (Solid-State)" and the slides are here as a 14 MB download (CC-by-SA).

 


I gave a Warwick Physics Christmas Lecture in November 2013 on "Making the Impossible Possible with Quantum Computers":





In July 2013 I gave an Institute of Physics talk at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution on "How to Build a Quantum Computer":



We have an infra-red camera in our lab:

IR photo of Gavin Morley

You can see that I don't have a fever here.


IR image of Gavin Morley and a hair-dryer

This is me holding a hair-dryer which is on.



This is a MRI video of my brain taken in 2005 when I volunteered, as a healthy subject, for some neuroscience research:

Gavin Morley brain MRI

 


Here is a spin-echo animation I made with POV-Ray:

spinecho_gwm_highres.gif

 

...and this one illustrates spin-echo decay measurements:

gwm_spinechodecay.gif

 

...and both of these spin-echo animations are in the rotating frame illustrated here:

Rotating Frame animation

Feel free to make use of these animations but remember to credit me with making them following CC-by-SA. The code runs in POV-Ray and is available here.