Carlos Nino Sandoval is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, studying within the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing. His journey began in Colombia where he completed his undergraduate degree in Physics, and after working in metrology research – the science of measurements – he pursued a master’s degree in Germany, before travelling to the UK to begin his PhD.
Carlos’s journey has been truly exciting. Studying and researching in different parts of the world has given him the chance to meet many physicists, and in this new soundbite series, Carlos will be asking physicists at the University of Birmingham to talk about their research and career journeys, but there is a catch! The physicists must explain their research in really simple terms.
Episode 1: Welcome to my soundbite series
Introducing Carlos Nino Sandoval and his exciting journey in physics. Find out why he wants to interview physicists in this series!
Episode 2: Smoother train services with Mani Entezami
Studying physics took Mani Entezami, research fellow at the University of Birmingham, to many different places before he started focussing on developing technology to measure train health at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education.
Episode 3: Exploring brain activity with Harry Cook
What makes people’s brains different? Harry Cook is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Human Brain Health and is exploring the use of Magnetoencephalography – measuring magnetic fields coming from the brain – with lasers, atoms and coils.
Episode 4: Digging deep underground with Katie Wilkinson
Katie Wilkinson is a physics graduate at the University of Birmingham and has spent time researching how a magneto optical trap (MOT) consisting of lasers and magnetic fields collects together clouds of atoms which can be used to build sensors to detect underground boreholes.
Episode 5: Gravity sensing with Jamie Vovrosh
Quantum gravity sensing is extremely useful if you want to find out what lies beneath our feet. This is important for many different things, such as detecting potential earthquakes and volcanos, and even for archaeological research in trying to understand our past.