Past Events

11 Jun 2016 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

APPEAL 7 - Understanding the Universe – From Gravitational Waves to Sub-atomic Particles

With the announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves earlier this year and the LHC finding the elusive Higgs boson in 2012, now is a great time to discuss the connections between astrophysics, particle physics and accelerators with A-level pupils.

10 Jun 2016 - 3:30pm

Tremendous advances have been made in the last two decades in precision ‘Quantum’ technologies and techniques in multiple disciplines e.g. cavity electrodynamics, atomic beam interferometry, SQUIDS, quantum optical “squeezed state” techniques for noise-free single photon detection, qubit-based quantum entanglement techniques, high-Q superconducting cavities, precision NMR detection via designer materials, etc. These advances promise to enable transformational research using ultra-sensitive probes to explore very “weak effects” on a laboratory scale.

8 Jun 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

This year's Halley Lecture will be delivered by Professor Scott Tremaine FRS, Richard Black Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS, Princeton University, on Wednesday 8th June 2016 @ 5pm in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

19 May 2016 (All day) to 6 Jun 2016 (All day)

Each year the Department of Physics invites school students to create an A3 poster to promote an area within physics. The subject of this year’s competition is weather and climate. This competition can be completed at home or in school.

Poster topics

Please choose one of the following topics for your poster:

1. Public information poster

3 Jun 2016 - 10:00am

Week 6 Biological Physics Seminar

10.00: Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits
10:10: Marco Fritzsche (Eggeling Group WIMM)
Mechanisms of actin cytoskeleton organisation in T-cell activation
10.45: Christian Eggeling (WIMM)
Biophysics of membranes - new Insights from super-resolution STED microscopy

2 Jun 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

2016 Leavers Reception - *NOTE NEW DATE* THURSDAY 2 JUNE 2016

This is the opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 Leavers to enjoy lunch while picking up their Alumni Card and having a group photo taken.

1 Jun 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Generation and control of magnetic excitations by polarized light in antiferromagnets and ferrimagnets

Dr Takuya Satoh,Faculty of Science, Kyushu University

27 May 2016 (All day)

Atmospheres are dynamic entities, formed from the volatile substances that accrete when a planet is formed and later in its history, cooked out in the hot-high pressure interior of the planet, and exchanging with the interior through crustal processes (for planets which have a solid surface) or mixing into the deep interior (for fluid planets). Loss of atmosphere to space is also a major mechanism whereby the chemical composition of entire planets evolve.

21 May 2016 (All day)

A Morning of Theoretical Physics

The tenth Morning of Theoretical Physics will be hosted by members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics on Saturday the 21st May 2016.

Booking for this event will open in April 2016, and you can book your place here.

20 May 2016 - 3:30pm

Cochlear implants are the first device to successfully restore neural function. They have instigated a popular but controversial revolution in the treatment of deafness, and they serve as a model for research in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. After a visual tour of the physiology of natural hearing the function of cochlear implants will be described in the context of electrical engineering, psychophysics, clinical evaluation, and my own personal experience.