Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Quantum Optics



+44 (0)20 7594 7741m.tarbutt




207Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

My interests are in the formation and application of cold and ultracold molecules.

  • Stark deceleration of cold polar molecules
  • Buffer gas cooling and magnetic guiding of molecules
  • Sympathetic cooling of cold molecules with ultracold atoms
  • Using cold, polar molecules to measure the electric dipole moment of the electron
  • Using ultracold polar molecules to study the physics of highly correlated quantum matter



Hinds EA, Bethlem, Tarbutt MR, et al., Alternating Gradient Focusing and Deceleration of Polar Molecules, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, ISSN:0953-4075

Hinds EA, Hudson JJ, Kara D, et al., Improved measurement of the shape of the electron, Nature, ISSN:0028-0836

Hinds EA, Sauer BE, Hudson, et al., Prospects for the measurement of the electron electric dipole moment using YbF, Physics Procedia, ISSN:1875-3884

Hinds EA, Skoff SM, Hendricks RJ, et al., Diffusion, thermalization and optical pumping of YbF molecules in a cold buffer gas cell, Physical Review A, ISSN:1050-2947

Hinds EA, Truppe S, Hendricks RJ, et al., Microwave spectroscopy of Λ-doublet transitions in the ground state of CH, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, ISSN:0022-2852

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