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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory


Mete Atatüre received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1996 from Bilkent University Physics Department in Turkey. Then, he joined the Quantum Imaging Laboratory at Boston University for his PhD studies. From 2002 to 2007, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Quantum Photonics Group at ETH Zurich. He joined the Cavendish Laboratory in June 2007 as a University Lecturer, was promoted to a Readership in 2011 and to a Professorship in 2015.


• Light-matter quantum interfaces in solids for quantum network hardware and approaches

• Optics of atomically thin quantum devices and emergent many-body physics based on heterostructures

• Nanoscale quantum sensing and imaging for novel phenomena and materials discovery



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Head of Department
Professor of Physics
Fellow, Director of Studies and Tutor at St. John’s College
Professor Mete  Atature

Contact Details

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Room 982 Rutherford Building
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue
+44 (0)1223 766465