The University of Queensland (UQ) is on a mission to develop the world’s most accurate thermometer after a team of researcher’s received a prestigious $150,000 Precision Measurement Grant.


Lead researcher, Dr Tom Stace, said the grant would allow the team to use quantum mechanics to create a thermometer capable of measuring temperature to an accuracy of greater than one part in a million.


The team also involves Professor Andre Luiten of the University of Adelaide and Professor Eric May of the University of Western Australia. 

The grant, awarded by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, will fund theoretical research at UQ, and optical experiments based at the University of Adelaide with support from UWA.