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Popular science magazine New Scientist is reporting on our recent results obtained in superfluid helium. In the article, Silke Weinfurtner and Patrik Svancara from the Gravity Laboratory are discussing how giant quantum vortices can be experimentally studied, and why they hold importance for the research of curved spacetime dynamics and particularly rotating black holes via analogue gravity.

Dr Patrik Svancara gave a talk for the <a href = "" >UK Quantum Fluids Network </a> summarising the most recent results obtained in the Quantum black hole simulator facility at the University of Nottingham. We thank the webinar's organisers for the invitation and we are looking forward for future exciting talks! Watch the recording of Patrik's talk on <a href = "">YouTube</a> or read the supporting paper on <a href = "" >arXiv</a>.

We are getting ready for this year's UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase! Come meet us in London on 2 November 2023 with a brand-new design (picture) for our portable interfacial profile sensor for classical and quantum fluids.

We completed our first superfluid helium study.

Eureka! Scientists explore mysteries of black holes with hi-tech bathtub

The Sky at Night, a popular show on BBC, visits our laboratories to film an episode.

In an in-person meeting with ICEoxford in Witney, we approved the design of a new cryogen-free cryostat for the helium laboratory. This system is designed to reach temperatures as low as 300 mK and will allow us to study the dynamics of thin helium films.

The installation of a new TiS laser system at the Gravity Laboratory will enable ingenious research in analogue gravity. It is expected to be operational within the next few weeks, and researchers are eagerly anticipating the new opportunities that it will bring. The new laser promises to be a major asset to the laboratory, paving the way for new discoveries and breakthroughs in the years to come.

The 2022 National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP) Showcase features some of the UK’s most exciting projects from across the Quantum landscape.

Join us at an in-person event in London to hear about our exciting funding plans for the next two years

At the beginning of February 2023, our group attended the Quantum Technologies for Fundamental Physics Engagement Event.

Professor Carlo Barenghi (Newcastle University) is visiting our group on 26-27 January 2023. He will give a seminar talk titled Modelling superflows: the drain vortex on 27 January at 11 am in room C30 (Physics building). Everyone is welcome to attend!

Interview of our PI Prof. Silke Weinfurtner on Quanta Magazine, check it out!

The QTFP engagement event will highlight the progress of the awarded projects and explore further collaborations and opportunities, with speakers from across the QTFP programme.

On the 15th of December 2022 there will be the ArtLab opening. The event will take place in the department of Physics at the University of Nottingham, starting from 10.00am with refreshments in the ArtLab.

On the 16th of December 2022 there will be the ArtLab opening day 2. The event will take place in the department of Physics at the University of Nottingham, starting from 10.00am with refreshments in the ArtLab.

9th-13th January 2023, Robinson College, University of Cambridge and online. Register now at

Organizers Jorma Louko, Silke Weinfurtner, and Cisco Gooding are pleased to announce a one-day "Measuring Temperatures and Harvesting with Unruh Detectors in the Lab" workshop in Nottingham during Bill Unruh's visit. Our approach is to bring theorists and experimentalists together to discuss a joint way forward towards Unruh detection from an analogue gravity system, with the focus on both ultra-cold atoms and superfluid helium systems.

QSimFP announced that the 1st QSimFP Annual Workshop will be held from 19th-21st September 2022 in London, at the Institute of Physics and at the Science Gallery London at King’s College London.

Join us at this in-person event open to all PGRs, academic and research staff from the Schools of Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy and the Faculty of Engineering.

QSimFP presented a novel interferometric detection method applied to fluid interfaces as the NQTP Showcase in London, 2021.