Prof. Michael Tobar

Michael E. Tobar received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Western Australia, Perth, W.A., Australia, in 1994. He is currently a Professor of Physics with the School of Physics at the University of Western Australia. Notably, between 2009 and 2014, he was awarded a Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Research Council. 

His research interests encompass the broad discipline of frequency metrology, precision and quantum measurements and quantum, low-temperature and condensed matter physics. In particular he is interested in undertaking precision tests of fundamental physics, including low-energy precision searches for Dark Matter. He leads the Frequency and Quantum Metrology research group at UWA, and the ORGAN axion Dark Matter detector collaboration.

Home institution: University of Western Australia.