Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

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+44 (0)20 7594 7864j.devlin11




737Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I'm a researcher interested in conducting precision measurements of fundamental quantities and new physics searches using table-top experiments. I used to work in the Centre for Cold Matter, part of the department of physics at Imperial College, London, and I'm now a visiting researcher at Imperial College and a CERN staff member, working in the BASE collaboration.

My research interests include

  • Measuring the size of the electron's electric dipole moment using ytterbium fluoride molecules
  • Simulating the behaviour of complex multi-level molecular systems when they interact with many electromagnetic fields. This helps us understanding how to apply techniques like optical pumping, laser cooling and magneto-optical trapping trapping to molecular systems.
  • Testing CPT symmetry by comparing the properties of protons and antiprotons
  • Searching for dark matter using superconducting LC circuits
  • Using Penning traps to detect dark matter

You can see a full list of my publications on Google Scholar here



Will C, Bohman M, Driscoll T, et al., 2022, Sympathetic cooling schemes for separately trapped ions coupled via image currents, New Journal of Physics, Vol:24, ISSN:1367-2630

Borchert MJ, Devlin JA, Erlewein SR, et al., 2022, A 16-parts-per-trillion measurement of the antiproton-to-proton charge-mass ratio, Nature, Vol:601, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:53-+

Bohman M, Grunhofer V, Smorra C, et al., 2021, Sympathetic cooling of a trapped proton mediated by an LC circuit, Nature, Vol:596, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:514-+

Devlin JA, Borchert MJ, Erlewein S, et al., 2021, Constraints on the Coupling between Axionlike Dark Matter and Photons Using an Antiproton Superconducting Tuned Detection Circuit in a Cryogenic Penning Trap, Physical Review Letters, Vol:126, ISSN:0031-9007

Ho C, Devlin JA, Rabey I, et al., 2020, New techniques for a measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment, New Journal of Physics, Vol:22, ISSN:1367-2630

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