Dr Charles Wang

Dr Charles Wang
Dr Charles Wang
Dr Charles Wang

BSc (National Taiwan University), CASM (Cambridge), PhD (Lancaster)


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+44 (0)1224 272802
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Department of Physics, University of Aberdeen

331 Meston Building, King's College, Aberdeen AB24 3UE

School of Natural and Computing Sciences


2005 - present: Reader, Departmnet of Physics, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

2009 - present: Honourary Cruickshank Lecturer in Astronomy, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

2008 - 1013: Grampian Regional Organiser, Institute of Physics in Scotland 

1999 - 2004: Lecturer, Department of Physics, Lancaster University, England

1996 - 1999: Research Associate, Department of Physics, Lancaster University, England

1996: PhD in Mathematical Physics, Lancaster University, England

1993 - 1996: Research Student & President of Taiwanese Society, Lancaster University, England

1993: Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, DAMTP/Magdalene College, Cambridge, England

1991 - 1992: Teaching Assistant in Physics, National Central University, Taiwan

1989 - 1991: Junior Lieutenant Commander, National Military Service in Tank Forces, Taiwan

1989: BSc in Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

1984: First Prize in Physics, Senior High School Section, National Science Exhibition, Taiwan

External Memberships

Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Research Assessor

EPSRC Peer Review College Member

International Association of Engineers Board Member

Springer Briefs in Physics Series Editor

STFC Centre for Fundamental Physics Fellow

SUPA Prize Studentship Assessor



Research Overview

Dr Charles Wang is interested in general relativity, quantum gravity, modified gravity, astrophysics and cosmology and pioneered methods of probing quantum gravity phenomenology using atom interferometry. He is also interested in experimental tests of classical and quantum gravity in the lab and in space. In applied and engineering mathematics, he is interested in differential geometry, Clifford algebra, Cosserat theory of rods and nonlinear dynamics. He has been collaborating with industries in microelectronics, defence and oil & gas and is developing applications of precision gravity sensing using quantum techniques.



CERN Measurement of 44Ti-47V cross section to test core collapse supernovae theory - Collaboration with Edinburgh University and International Team.

GG-TOP: Gravity Gradient Atom Interferometry Project - Collaboration with Birmingham University.

STE-QUEST: ESA M3 mission candidate in fundamental physics - Collaboration with Astrium, Birmingham University, Glasgow University, National Physical Laboratory, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Scottish Sensors Systems Centre, Subsea Gravity Gradiometry Modelling - Collaboration with Fugro and TUE (Systems).


Funding and Grants

2012-2016, MoD/Dstl, Gravitationally Smart Underwater Vehicles

2012-2016, SUPA, Astronomy and Space Physics

2012-2014, UKSA, STE-QUEST: Space-Time Explorer and Quantum Equivalence Principle Space Test

2012-2013, BP, Quatum Sensing with Subsea Applications

2011-2015, EPSRC, Technologies and Opportunities Programme - GG-TOP: Gravity Gradient

2011-2014, SFC Scottish Sensors Systems Centre, Subsea Gravity Gradiometry

2011–2014, Sonangol, Quantum Sensing of Gravity


Teaching Responsibilities

PX2011 An Introduction to Space Science and Remote Sensing

PX2512 Cosmology, Astronomy and Modern Physics

PX4011 Physics Honours Project

PX4513 Advanced Modern Physics


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