Physics Alumni Event at Oxford & Cambridge Club

10 Mar 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Oxford and Cambridge Club, London
General public (Age 14+)

Physics Alumni Event at Oxford & Cambridge Club

10 March 2017

"From stars to proteins: unveiling material response in intense X-ray fields”

by Dr Sam Vinko

Abstract: The advent of X-ray free-electron lasers is ushering a new era in X-ray science. These X-ray lasers are not only a billion times brighter than any other source on the planet, they also rival in emitted spectral brightness the most violent astrophysical processes in the known Universe. This makes them a formidable tool for a broad range of science: the intense X-rays have been shown capable of recreating the conditions found inside stars, shedding light on the material conditions relevant to inertial fusion applications, but also provide a way to image biological systems at the atomic scale, along with their chemistry, on the ultra-fast timescale of atomic motion. I'll give an introduction to this nascent field, and discuss some of the most exciting recent scientific developments.

Time: 18:00 to 21:30

•Welcome drink
•Drinks and canapés reception

If you would like to book your place follow this link (it will open an Eventbrite registration form. You must use the password: PhysOxCambs in order to register).
Places are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

As always, you are welcome to bring a guest, please add their title and full name, as well as any dietary or access requirements.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to alumni [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk (get in touch.)