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Find out about my past and present research projects below (in preparation).
Precision Quantum Metrology
Precision quantum metrology is a branch of physics which applies quantum-mechanical principles to improve the precision of all kinds of measurements we make: time, distance, force, or phase to list a few. This not only has many industrial applications, such as for navigation systems, biomedical imaging or computer chip manufacturing, but it also bears a very fundamental relevance - quantum-gravity experiments and dark matter detection are a few such areas where the toolkit of precision metrology has experienced a growing interest recently.
Studying Quantum Gravity through Precision Quantum Metrology
As a graduate student at MIT, I’ve joined the Quantum and Precision Measurements Group to use precision quantum metrology to study the interface between quantum physics and gravity, one of the biggest remaining puzzles of modern Physics.
Optomechanical Squeezing for Improved Gravitational Wave Detection
In summer 2018, I joined Professor Nergis Mavalvala and colleagues at the MIT LIGO Laboratory to perform an experiment aimed at producing optomechanically squeezed states of light to improve the precision of gravitational wave detectors. I was specifically in charge of designing and building the intensity stabilisation servo (ISS) to suppress the classical noise in a laser and thus prepare a quantum-noise limited beam for the rest of the experiment.
Super-Resolution Galaxy Imaging
This is a project I did for my Master’s Thesis, and I’ve continued working on it. We have created a machine-learning model which can turn galaxy images from ground-based telescopes into space-telescope-like quality images. We are currently preparing this work for publication.
Reconstructing Quasar Continua to Study the Epoch of Reionization
Identifying Lyman Continuum Leakers in the Epoch of Reionization
Read more about this project in our paper.
Photometric Observations of the TrES-1 b Exoplanet
Back in the penultimate year of high school is Slovakia, I got involved with the observatory in my hometown Hlohovec, where I studied transiting exoplanets as my very first research experience. We performed multi-band photometric observations of the TrES-1b exoplanet in Lyra with the local 60cm Cassegrain telescope, reduced and analysed the data, and finally published the transit light curves in the Exoplanet Transit Database.