Chris Wade

Joint Quantum Centre (JQC) Durham-Newcastle

PhD Student


Originally from Newbury in the south of England, I studied as an undergraduate at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge where my Masters project “Contrast mechanisms in scanning helium microscopy” was shortlisted for the 2012 Set Awards. I began my PhD at Durham University in October 2012 and work with my supervisor, Kevin Weatherill, investigating Rydberg atomic vapours. Such systems offer a rich range of dynamics which we explore both for fundamental research and applications such as terahertz wave imaging.

Aside from research I enjoy hill-walking and making free-flight model aircraft.