Imperial College London

Isabel Rabey

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Assistant Teaching Fellow



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Blackett 737Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I am an assistant teaching fellow in the department of physics. I am passionate about improving representation and diversity in the department, and I am an active member of the Juno Committee and the Women in Physics group.

I completed my PhD in the Centre for Cold Matter, trying to measure the electron's electric dipole moment using YbF molecules. You can find more information about this experiment here. I also spent three years working at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics as a postdoc, studying collisions between cold polyatomic molecules. You can find out more about this research here.

My research interests are centred around precision measurement - in particular as tests of fundamental symmetries - as well as the production and application of cold and ultracold molecules.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sauer BE, Devlin JA, Rabey IM, 2017, A big measurement of a small moment, New Journal of Physics, Vol:19, ISSN:1367-2630

Rabey IM, Devlin JA, Hinds EA, et al., 2016, Low magnetic Johnson noise electric field plates for precision measurement, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol:87, ISSN:1089-7623

Thesis Dissertations

Rabey IM, 2017, Improved shot noise of the YbF EDM experiment

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