Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards
Organisation: University of Glasgow
Dates: Oct 2009-Sep 2014
Summary: Extracts from the Groups's news pages
Glasgow Physicist elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
Professor Miles Padgett, who holds the University of Glasgow’s Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Prof Padgett, Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy and Dean for Research in the College of Science and Engineering, has been awarded the Lord Kelvin Medal from the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his contributions to the field of optics through his pioneering work on orbital angular momentum, his promotion of a global community of researchers in this field and his commitment to the public engagement of science.
Writing in Science Magazine, Martin Lavery and Miles Padgett of the Optics Group with collaborators Stephen Barnet and Fiona Speirits from Strathclyde has shown that the familiar change in pitch of an approaching ambulance siren can also apply to spinning objects even when their linear velocity is zero. Doppler shifts apply not just to sound but light too. By measuring not all the light but just one component of its orbital angular momentum, the team have shown that a spinning object, such as a wheel, also produces a shift in frequency from which the rotation speed of the object can be deduced.
Professor Miles Padgett of the Optics Group were plenary speakers at the International Workshop on Singularities and Topological Structures of Light held at the UNESCO funded International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy.
3D imaging with single pixel detectors
Writing in Science Magazine, Baoqing Sun and Miles Padgett of the Optics Group with collaborators in Statistics has used the projection of random patterns to measure the 3D profile of an object.
Optical patterns for secure information
Writing in Physical Review Letters, Daniele Giovannini and Miles Padgett has used the technology found in data projectors to explore how secure information might be communicated using patterns of light.
Scheme: Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship
Dates: Nov 2007-Oct 2008
Summary: This project summary is not available for publication.
Scheme: University Research Fellowship
Dates: Oct 1995-Sep 2003