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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 06 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 SeminarThe multiphase nature of outflows in AGN host galaxies
Dr. Claudia Cicone (Brera Observatory, Milan)
Wednesday
31/01/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarTowards a unified model for low- and high-mass star-formation
Dr. Alvaro Hacar (Universiteit Leiden)
Wednesday
31/01/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Physics SeminarNon-local metallic spin transport at the nanoscale
Liam O'Brien (Liverpool)
Wednesday
07/02/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarExoplanets in the JWST and Gaia era.
Dr. Camilla Danielski (Observatoire de Paris)
Wednesday
07/02/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarPolariton quantum fluids in and out of equilibrium
M. H. Szymanska (University College London)
Wednesday
14/02/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarNeutron capture elements and deuterium in simulations of galaxy formation
Dr. Freeke van de Voort (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)
Wednesday
14/02/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28seminarSuperconducting weak links created by electromigration
Alejandro Silhanek (Liege)
Wednesday
21/02/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarWHERE DOES HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTIVITY COME FROM?
Elizabeth Blackburn (Birmingham)
Wednesday
28/02/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarSingle Photon Sources in the Blue
Robert Taylor (Oxford)
Wednesday
14/03/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28* Postponed * - ColloquiumThe Square Kilometre Array - project update, status and challenges for its operation
Dr. Antonio Chrysostomou (SKA Organization)
Wednesday
21/03/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarThe co-evolution of metallicity and star-formation rate in galaxies to redshift 3.7
Dr. Leslie Hunt (INAF - Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Florence)
Wednesday
21/03/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarWHERE DOES HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTIVITY COME FROM?
Elizabeth Blackburn (Birmingham)
Wednesday
18/04/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/4.07Seminar Laws of thermodynamics and beyond in quantum heat-to-work conversion
Robert Whitney (Grenoble)
Wednesday
25/04/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarCurrent status and future of the LIGO detectors
Dr. Denis Martynov (University of Birmingham)
Wednesday
02/05/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarGiant planet formation around A-type stars
Dr. Olja Panic (University of Leeds)
Wednesday
09/05/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarPost-starburst galaxies: more than an interesting curiosity
Dr. Vivienne Wild (University of St. Andrews)
Wednesday
09/05/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarSemiconductor Nanowires: Synthesis, Fundamental Properties, and Novel Device Concepts
Gregor Koblmuller (TUM)
Wednesday
16/05/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarThe Square Kilometre Array - project update, status and challenges for its operation
Dr. Antonio Chrysostomou (SKA Organization)
Wednesday
16/05/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarNanoheat - nanowork. Thermal imaging and magnetotransport on the nanoscale
Sarah Thompson (York)
Friday
18/05/2018
15:00Queens Buildings WX/3.07SeminarNear field optics, exploitation and imaging.
Massimo Gurioli (Florence)
Wednesday
23/05/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarHigh-resolution ALMA imagine of SMGs
Dr. Bitten Gullberg (Durham University)
Wednesday
30/05/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28ColloquiumBright spots on neutron stars - exploring the densest matter in the Universe
Prof. Anna Watts (University of Amsterdam)
Wednesday
06/06/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarSqueezed light: manipulating the uncertainty principle to improve gravitational-wave detectors
Dr Katherine Dooley (Cardiff University)
Wednesday
06/06/2018
15:00Queens Buildings N/3.28SeminarDisorderly quantum physics in one dimension and the fate of the dualJosephson effect
Timothy Duty (New South Wales)
Wednesday
13/06/2018
14:00Queens Buildings N/3.28Astronomy SeminarStar Formation
Prof. Ralf Klessen (Heidelberg University)