Inflationary Cosmology - Workshop

14 Mar 2017 - 2:00pm
Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre
General public (Age 14+)

5th Workshop on the Physics of Fine-Tuning: Inflationary Cosmology

Speakers :
Robert Brandenberger (McGill) - Does Inflationary Cosmology Solve Fine-TuningPuzzles?
Anne-Christine Davis (DAMTP, Cambridge)- Non-Minimally Coupled Fields in the Early Universe
Jerome Martin (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris) - Inflation After Planck

Rafael Alves Batista
Khalil Chamcham
Roger Davies
Michael Hicks
Leanne O'Donnell
Joe Silk
David Sloan

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
01865 613973

14 February 2017

Astor Special Lecture: Dr. Dmitri D. Ryutov

Physics Colloquia Series – Astor Lecture

Plasma physics helps in establishing an upper bound for the photon mass
Dr. Dmitri D. Ryutov
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 at 14.00

Postdoc Careers Event

27 Jan 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre
Post Doctoral Researchers

Postdoc Careers Event

Are you a postdoc interested on how to optimize your career options in academia? Or curious on career opportunities beyond the Ivory Tower? Then come to the Physics Postdoc Careers Event this Friday - registration form & submission of questions to panellists through this form

23 January 2017

Physics Colloquia Series Presents: 27 January 2017: Prof Nicola Spaldin, ETH Zurich; From Materials to Cosmology: Studying the early universe under the microscope

The behaviour of the early universe just after the Big Bang is one of the most intriguing basic questions in all of science, and is extraordinarily difficult to answer because of insurmountable issues associated with replaying the Big Bang in the laboratory. One route towards the answer -- which lies at the intersection between cosmology and materials physics -- is to use laboratory materials to test the so-called "Kibble-Zurek" scaling laws proposed for the formation of defects such as cosmic strings in the early universe.

1 December 2016

Physics Newsletter Autumn 2016

Our latest Department newsletter is now available to download in PDF format here (the file may not display correctly with Firefox/Chrome pdf viewers -- in this case save it to a file and open it with e.g. Acrobat reader or Preview).

Have a look at the wide range of work that we do in front-line research, teaching, public outreach and school education.

25 October 2016

Physics Colloquium Nov 11: Professor Jon Rosner (Chicago), 'Exotic combinations of quarks - A journey of fifty years'

The early 1960s witnessed a wealth of elementary particles described in terms of simple combinations of a few more elementary units, dubbed quarks. The known mesons and baryons could all be described as states of quark-antiquark or three quarks. However, it was not understood why certain more elaborate combinations, such as (two quarks + two antiquarks) or (four quarks + one antiquark) had not been observed. It has taken nearly half a century, but these "exotic" particles are now beginning to be seen and understood.