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 William Griffiths

William Griffiths

Research student,

Email
griffithsw@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
N/1.09, Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

Overview

I’m in the experimental team of the Gravity Exploration Institute. We are building a pair of identical table-top interferometers with a principal aim of investigating the quantisation of space-time. Our experiment will also be sensitive to high frequency gravitational waves (so far unobserved) and also constrain some scalar field dark matter candidates. 


My role is primarily in the design, modelling and installing/building of the various prototype stages. It involves working with lasers, optics, control systems and (very soon) vacuum systems. 


I also spent the first couple of years demonstrating for the year 2 astro lab modules. That was a very rewarding experience and fun to be ‘on the other side’ of that dynamic.

Research

Teaching

Observational Techniques in Astronomy

Publications

2022

2021