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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 three colloquia (nominally one astronomy based, one physics based and one PER based). The research seminars are 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 Sang Soon Oh) and the Astronomy Seminars coordinators (Dr Felix Priestley). Please contribute to the seminar programme, instructions are available on the PHYSX Wiki.

Due to the Covid-19, all colloquia and semianrs takes place on zoom. Please find the zoom link below or in the seminar announcement email.
[Physics seminar zoom link] [Astro seminar zoom link]
[PER seminar registration]

The recordings of previous seminars are avaialabe in the following links. [Physics seminars] [Astro seminars] [PER seminars]

Schedule from 12 July 2021      (Show earlier schedule)

DateTimeVenueSeriesDetails
Tuesday
13/07/2021
14:00 in UKZoomBremen-Cardiff Physics SeminarCathodoluminescence imaging of non-radiative point defects buried in InGaN/GaN quantum wells
Thomas Weatherley (EPFL)
Wednesday
06/10/2021
15:00ZoomPhysics SeminarProbing and manipulating two-dimensional semiconductors
Amalia Patane (University of Nottingham)
Wednesday
13/10/2021
14:00ZoomAstro SeminarIrradiated brown dwarfs: Providing insights into exoplanet atmospheres
Sarah Casewell (Leicester)
Wednesday
13/10/2021
15:00N/3.23 and ZoomPhysics SeminarMuon probes of charge carrier kinetics in semiconductors
Koji Yokoyama (ISIS Neutron and Muon Source)
Wednesday
20/10/2021
14:00ZoomAstro SeminarThe Origins Space Telescope and its Heterodyne Array Receiver
Martina Wiedner (Paris)
Wednesday
20/10/2021
16:00ZoomColloquiumSEISMIC: Equity and Inclusion as Design Goals for STEM Education Reform
Tim McKay (University of Michigan)
Friday
22/10/2021
9:30ZoomXiamen-Cardiff SeminarColloidal Quantum Dots: 0D Materials for Next-Generation Photovoltaics
Bo Hou (Cardiff University)
Wednesday
27/10/2021
14:00ZoomAstro SeminarCharacterising the dense molecular gas in galaxies
Serena Viti (Leiden)
Wednesday
27/10/2021
15:00ZoomPhysics SeminarMulti-bandgap semiconductor research for high performance electronics
David Moran (University of Glasgow)
Friday
29/10/2021
9:30ZoomXiamen-Cardiff SeminarCan supernovae be important source of dust in the interstellar medium of galaxies?
Mikako Matsuura (Cardiff University)
Wednesday
03/11/2021
14:00ZoomAstro SeminarTBA
Richard Ghail (Royal Holloway)
Wednesday
03/11/2021
15:00ZoomPhysics SeminarAdvanced x-ray characterization of novel topological spin textures
Peter Fischer (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Friday
05/11/2021
9:30 in UKZoomXiamen-Cardiff SeminarMeasuring the Mass of Black Holes in X-ray Binaries
Jianfeng Wu (Xiamen University)
Wednesday
10/11/2021
14:00ZoomAstro SeminarThe Formation of the First Quasars in the Universe
Daniel Whalen (Portsmouth)
Wednesday
10/11/2021
15:00ZoomPhysics SeminarNon-Hermitian physics: Exceptional points, symmetry and breakdown of the bulk-boundary correspondence
Flore Kunst (Max Plank Erlangen)
Friday
12/11/2021
9:30 in UKZoomXiamen-Cardiff SeminarDimer models on quasicrystals
Felix Flicker (Cardiff University)
Wednesday
17/11/2021
14:00ZoomAstro SeminarTBA
Freeke van de Voort (Cardiff)
Wednesday
17/11/2021
16:00ZoomPER SeminarA robust theory of physical intuition: from instructional design to tracking learning
Andy diSessa (University of California, Berkeley)
Friday
19/11/2021
9:30 in UKZoomXiamen-Cardiff SeminarTBC (but will be on Numerical simulations of black hole mergers)
Mark Hannam (Cardiff University)
Wednesday
24/11/2021
14:00ZoomAstro SeminarTBA
Rebecca Bowler (Oxford)
Wednesday
24/11/2021
15:00ZoomPhysics SeminarCoherent optics with spins in semiconductor nanostructures
Ilya Akimov (TU Dortmund)
Friday
26/11/2021
9:30ZoomXiamen-Cardiff SeminarHow big are quasars
Mouyuan Sun (Xiamen University)
Wednesday
01/12/2021
14:00ZoomAstro SeminarTBA
Sebastian Kamann (LJMU)
Wednesday
01/12/2021
15:00ZoomPhysics SeminarTBA
Ian Farrer (University of Sheffield)
Friday
03/12/2021
9:30 in UKZoomXiamen-Cardiff SeminarChern number matrix of Non-Abelian two-component fractional quantum Hall effect
Tiansheng Zeng (Xiamen University)
Wednesday
08/12/2021
14:00ZoomAstro SeminarTBA
Nicola Schneider (Cologne)
Wednesday
08/12/2021
15:00 in UKZoomPhysics SeminarTBA
Amalia Coldea (University of Oxford)
Friday
10/12/2021
9:30 in UKZoomXiamen-Cardiff SeminarStrongly correlated electronic properties of 3d transition metal oxides investigated by synchrotron-based x-ray
Meng Wu (Xiamen University)
Wednesday
15/12/2021
15:00ZoomAstro SeminarTBA
Robert Laing (SKAO)
Wednesday
15/12/2021
16:00 in UKZoomPER SeminarVirtually better than the real thing: remote experiments for practical skills development
Nick Braithwaite (Open University)
Friday
17/12/2021
9:30 in UKZoomXiamen-Cardiff SeminarNumerical simulation of the large-scale structure of the universe
Haoran Yu (Xiamen University)
Wednesday
09/02/2022
16:00ZoomAstro SeminarTBA
Sundar Srinivasan (UNAM)
Wednesday
16/02/2022
14:00ZoomAstro SeminarTBA
Matt Lehnert (Lyon)