ARC DECRA Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia. Working in theoretical atomic physics and particle astrophysics. Previously at SYRTE, the Observatoire de Paris, France, working on possibilities for dark matter detection using high-precision atomic clocks, and the University of Nevada, Reno, as part of the GPS.DM Collaboration. PhD in theoretical atomic physics from UNSW, Australia, in Sydney.
- ORCiD: orcid.org/0000-0002-0345-6375
- arXiv profile (all papers, free downloads): arxiv.org/a/roberts_b_1
- ADS publications page
- UQ researcher page
- AMPSCI (atomic structure code): ampsci.dev/
- GitHub: github.com/benroberts999
- Brief CV (pdf)
- Full publications list (pdf)
- Contact me: b.roberts [@] uq.edu.au
Empirical determination of the Bohr-Weisskopf effect in cesium and improved tests of precision atomic theory in searches for new physics
G. Sanamyan, B. M. Roberts, J. S. M. Ginges, Phys. Rev. Lett. 130, 053001 (2023)
Searching for Dark Matter with an Optical Cavity and an Unequal-Delay Interferometer
Etienne Savalle, Aurelien Hees, Florian Frank, Etienne Cantin, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 051301 (2021)
Nuclear Magnetic Moments of Francium-207–213 from Precision Hyperfine Comparisons
B. M. Roberts, J. S. M. Ginges, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 063002 (2020)
Search for a Variation of the Fine Structure Constant around the Supermassive Black Hole in Our Galactic Center
A. Hees, T. Do, B. M. Roberts, Andrea M. Ghez, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 081101 (2020) – Editors’ Suggestion
Search for domain wall dark matter with atomic clocks on board global positioning system satellites
B. M. Roberts, G. Blewitt, C. Dailey, M. Murphy, et al., Nature Commun. 8, 1195 (2017)
Ionization of Atoms by Slow Heavy Particles, Including Dark Matter
B. M. Roberts, V. V. Flambaum, G. F. Gribakin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 023201 (2016)
Limiting P-Odd Interactions of Cosmic Fields with Electrons, Protons, and Neutrons
B. M. Roberts, Y. V. Stadnik, V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, N. Leefer, D. Budker, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 081601 (2014)
Revisiting Parity Nonconservation in Cesium
V. A. Dzuba, J. C. Berengut, V. V. Flambaum, B. M. Roberts, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 203003 (2012)
Strong typing in c++ — a simple example
Strong types are user-defined types that do not allow implicit conversions to other types. This is particularly useful, for example, in reducing the probability for an incorrect parameter to be passed to a function.
Using linux from within windows: ubuntu, bash, compiling c++ and more
There are a few ways to install and run C++ (or any other programming languages) from windows. For me at least, the easiest by far is to use the windows subsystem for linux (wsl). This essentially gives the best of both worlds - allowing you to (for example) use windows tools to manage and edit code, while still having full access to linux tools for compiling and running the code.
GPS satellites — the largest dark matter detector ever built
Our recent paper (Nature Communications - Open Access) has received a little coverage in the press.