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Dr Stephen A Hopkins: Physicist

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A career ....for a while....
1991 - 1995 Full time PhD student, experimental physics, Open University Laser Spectroscopy Group
1995 - 1997
1997 - 1999
1999 - 2001
Postdoctoral researcher
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University lecturer
Open University
Oxford University
Sussex University
2001 - 2003 Postdoctoral researcher Oxford University
2006 - 2009 Teaching fellow
MSc in Photon Science
Manchester University
2009 - 2016 Research Associate Durham University
2017 onwards Retired amateur Whalley Range, Mcr.
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Selected publications

  1. 'Parameters for polarisation gradients in three-dimensional standing waves', S.A.Hopkins and A.V.Durrant, Phys.Rev.A, 56 , 4012, (1997).
  2. 'Zeeman-coherence-induced transparency and gain without inversion in laser-cooled rubidium', A.V.Durrant, H.X.Chen, S.A.Hopkins and J.A.Vaccaro, Opt. Comm., 151, 136, (1998).
  3. 'Observation of the scissors mode and evidence for superfluidity of a trapped Bose-Einstein condensed gas', O.M.Maragò, S.A.Hopkins, J.Arlt, E.Hodby, G.Hechenblaikner and C.J.Foot, Phys.Rev.Lett., 84, 2056 (2000).
  4. 'Experimental observation of a superfluid gyroscope in a dilute Bose-Einstein condensate', E.Hodby, S.A.Hopkins, G.Hechenblaikner, N.L.Smith and C.J.Foot, Phys.Rev.Lett., 91, 090403 (2003).
  5. 'Bose-Einstein condensation of 85Rb by direct evaporation in an optical dipole trap', A.L. Marchant, S.Händel, S.A.Hopkins, T.P. Wiles and S.L. Cornish Phys.Rev.A, 85, 053647 (2012).
  6. 'Quantum Gases, Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics, chapter 2, 'Experimental Considerations', S.A.Hopkins and S.L. Cornish, eds N. Proukakis, S. Gardiner and M. Davis, World Scientific Press (2012).
  7. 'A versatile dual-species Zeeman slower for caesium and ytterbium', S.A.Hopkins, K.L.Butler, A.Guttridge, S.L.Kemp, R.Freytag, M.P.A Jones, E.A.Hinds, M.R.Tarbutt and S.L. Cornish, Rev.Sci.Instrum., 87, 043109 (2016).
  8. 'Production of ultracold Cs*Yb molecules by photoassociation', A. Guttridge, S. A. Hopkins, Matthew D. Frye, John J. McFerran, Jeremy M. Hutson and Simon L. Cornish, Phys. Rev. A, 97, 063414 (2018).

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