New Horizons grant for adventurous research awarded to Dr Mark Oxborrow


LCN Researcher Dr Mark Oxborrow has been awarded a New Horizons research grant as part of a new pilot programme by the EPSRC.

The pilot programme is designed to support adventurous, high-risk research in the mathematical and physical sciences. The EPSRC, which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has allocated almost £25.5 million of funding to 126 adventurous projects, 13 of which are at Imperial. 

The project is titled 'Tiger in a Cage: Detecting Single Photons at low GHz Frequencies without Refrigerators, Vacuum Chambers or Magnets' and Dr Oxborrow explains it will focus on "exploiting new quantum “spin” materials to try to make the taking of a complete MRI body scan as quick and easy as snapping a picture with a smart phone.


To read more please visit the Imperial website.