School of Physics & Astronomy

Marie Curie Initial Training Networks

Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) offer early-stage researchers the opportunity to improve their research skills, join established research teams and enhance their career prospects. We are members of three networks detailed below.

  • ACRITAS Actuation and Characterisation at the Single Bond Limit -

    The scientific theme at the core of the ACRITAS training programme - measurement and manipulation at the single bond limit using scanning probe microscopes - represents an intensely exciting area of state-of-the-art scientific research. ACRITAS brings together previously distinct communities of scanning probe microscopists and theorists (in the physical and life sciences) to provide integrated training for young researchers, enabling them to develop the next generation of scanning probe methods in nanoscience (both within academia and in industry).


  • HiMR Ultra-High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging -

    The primary aim of the Ultra High field Magnetic Resonance (HiMR ) Initial Training Network (ITN) is to train the future leaders of academic and industrial research in the fundamental science and novel applications of ultra-high field in vivo magnetic resonance.


  • QTea Quantum sensor technologies and applications -

    This training network focuses on the development of modern quantum sensors based on precision measurements of inertial forces, electro-magnetic fields, and time. Important ideas and major contributions to current research in this field have originated from atomic physics and quantum optics. The topics covered are gravitational probing, rotational sensing, field probes, and atomic clocks, with potential future applications ranging from fundamental science to geological exploration, navigation and medical diagnostics.


School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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