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YAS member leads development of small and low cost ultra-sensitive MEMS gravimeters

Young Academy of Scotland member Dr Giles Hammond (Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow) leads a research activity focussed on high sensitivity, long term stable MEMS (MicroElectroMechanicalSystem) devices for applications in gravity imaging. In their paper, "Measurement of the Earth tides with a MEMS gravimeter" published in Nature this week, the authors explain how their research and development led to the device being the first MEMS able to measure the Earth Tides.

The work is the result of a collaboration between the Institute for Gravitational Research, school of Physics and Astronomy and the Electronic and Nanoscale group in the school of Engineering. The collaboration has developed over the last 3 years, initially starting with a Glasgow sensors studentship and Royal Society Paul Instrument funding. The research is now a main theme of the QuantIC quantum technology hub in quantum enhanced imaging, and has gained significant buy-in from industrial partners. The combination of expertise in developing/testing precision opto-mechanical devices (from the Institute for Gravitational Research), combined with one of the best cleanrooms/processing facilities in Europe (James Watt Nanofabrication Centre) has enabled this new and novel technology.

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YAS Member Prof Cait MacPhee Awarded CBE

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland is pleased to congratulate its member Professor Cait MacPhee, who has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's New Year Honours list for services to women in Physics.

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