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Colloquia and Research Seminars

Departmental Colloquia are research talks pitched at the wider physics and astronomy audience (including final year undergraduates). During the eleven weeks of the semester there are six colloquia (nominally three astronomy based and three physics based). The colloquia take place every second week. During the other weeks there are research seminars aimed at postgraduate level and above (two seminars each week - one physics and one astronomy).

Arrangements for the Colloquia are split between the coordinators of the Physics Seminars (Dr Sean Giblin) and the Astronomy Seminars coordinators (Dr Andrew Rigby). Please contribute to the seminar programme, instructions are available on the PHYSX Wiki.

Unless otherwise noted all colloquia and seminars take place in room N/3.28.

Schedule from 01 September 2017      (Show earlier schedule)

DateTimeVenueSeriesDetails
Friday
15/09/2017
16:00N/4.07ColloquiumIs Life Quantum Mechanical? The emerging science of quantum biology
Prof. Jim Al-Khalili (University of Surrey)
Tuesday
26/09/2017
13:00N/3.23SeminarUsing the classroom itself as a focus for STEM learning
Inga Simm (TUM School of Education, Munich)
Wednesday
04/10/2017
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarWeak field and full GR cosmological simulations
Dr. Marco Bruni (University of Portsmouth)
Wednesday
11/10/2017
16:00N/3.28Astronomy SeminarSpace Journalism
Dr. Elizabeth Pearson (BBC Sky at Night Magazine)
Wednesday
11/10/2017
15:00N/3.28SeminarSemiconducting nanowire terahertz photonics
Prof. Michael Johnson (Oxford)
Wednesday
18/10/2017
15:00N/3.28ColloquiumHow do we know anything? And how can we know things better?
Michael de Podesta (National Physical Lab)
Wednesday
25/10/2017
14:00N/3.28Astronomy SeminarSome news with MUSE
Dr. Marc Sarzi (University of Hertfordshire)
Wednesday
25/10/2017
15:00N/3.28SeminarPure spin transport in metallic heterostructures
Liam O'Brein (Liverpool)
Monday
30/10/2017
15:00N/3.28SeminarEnhancing coherence retrieval of single emitters with nanophotonic devices
Jacek Kasprzak (CNRS Grenoble)
Wednesday
01/11/2017
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarFeedback from Young Massive Clusters
Dr. Julian Pittard (University of Leeds)
Wednesday
01/11/2017
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarTransfer Printing of Semiconductor Nanowire Lasers for Nanophotonic Device Fabrication
Antonio Hurtado (University of Strathclyde)
Wednesday
08/11/2017
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarGravitational waves and the two-body problem in general relativity
Prof. Luc Blanchet (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
Wednesday
08/11/2017
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarPhotonic networks to control light-matter interaction, from individual emitters to unconventional lasing
Riccardo Sapienza (Imperial College London)
Wednesday
15/11/2017
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarThe magnetic field strength and energetics of OMC 1
Dr. Katherine Pattle (University of Central Lancashire)
Wednesday
15/11/2017
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Physics SeminarSolitary magnetic excitations in CaFe2O4
Chris Stock (Edinburgh)
Wednesday
22/11/2017
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28ColloquiumDust-obscured galaxies under the cosmic zoom lens
Dr. Mattia Negrello (Cardiff University)
Wednesday
29/11/2017
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarThe Mexico-UK Sub-millimetre Camera for AsTronomy (MUSCAT)
Dr. Simon Doyle (Cardiff University)
Wednesday
29/11/2017
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarDonor spins in silicon get down to bismuth
John Morton (UCL)
Wednesday
06/12/2017
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarFrom Dark to Light: The Evolution from Molecular Clouds to Massive Protostars & Clusters
Prof. Gary Fuller (University of Manchester)
Wednesday
06/12/2017
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarDeterministic strain-induced arrays of quantum emitters in a two-dimensional semiconductor
Brian Geradot (Heriot-Watt)
Wednesday
13/12/2017
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarTime-resolved scanning Kerr microscopy of magnetization dynamics at the nanoscale
Paul Keatley (Exeter)
Wednesday
17/01/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28ColloquiumThe Orion Radio All-Stars: new perspectives in stellar radio astronomy
Dr. Jan Forbrich (University of Hertfordshire)
Wednesday
24/01/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarTBD
Dr. Claudia Cicone (Brera Observatory, Milan)
Wednesday
31/01/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarTBD
Dr. Alvaro Hacar (Universiteit Leiden)
Wednesday
07/02/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarTBD
Dr. Camilla Danielski (Observatoire de Paris)
Wednesday
21/02/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarTBD
Dr. Michela Mapelli (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova)
Wednesday
28/02/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarTBD
Prof. Stefan Hild (University of Glasgow)
Wednesday
14/03/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28ColloquiumTBD
Dr. Antonio Chrysostomou (SKA Organization)
Wednesday
21/03/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarTBD
Dr. Leslie Hunt (INAF - Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Florence)
Wednesday
25/04/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarTBD
Prof. Alberto Vecchio (University of Birmingham)
Wednesday
02/05/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarTBD
Dr. Olja Panic (University of Leeds)
Wednesday
09/05/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarTBD
Dr. Vivienne Wild (University of St. Andrews)
Wednesday
30/05/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28ColloquiumTBD
Prof. Anna Watts (University of Amsterdam)
Wednesday
13/06/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarTBD
Prof. Ralf Klessen (University of Heidelberg)