"Making Waves in Magnetism: exploring a fantastical face of an everyday phenomenon" (part of the Quantum Materials Seminars for Y10 to Y13)

Date: 
8 Jul 2020 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Online
Audience: 
GCSE and A-level students Y10 to Y13

Quantum Materials Seminars for Year 10 to Year 13 students

(These will be given on four different dates, with different speakers)

8th July - Dr Alexy Karenowksa: "Making Waves in Magnetism: exploring a fantastical face of an everyday phenomenon"

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Dr Alexy Karenowska is a magnetician whose research group is based in the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics. She is also a Fellow of Magdalen College where she enjoys giving tutorials to Physics and Engineering Science undergraduates and has special responsibility for activities connected with the College’s commitment to supporting widening participation in higher education. A strong believer in the importance of public engagement with research, Alexy runs a range of public engagement projects at the interface between physics and culture. Over the last four years, she has directed public science events attended by several million people in six countries and across three continents.

In this seminar we shall lift the lid on the familiar — yet mysterious — phenomenon of magnetism and explore some of the less well-known aspects of its fascinating physics. In particular, we shall meet the spin wave, an interesting variety of magnetic wave with a host of potential applications in classical and quantum computing technology.

About the Seminar Series:

This series of short online seminars is aimed at students studying Physics at GCSE and A-Level who want to broaden their knowledge and learn a little bit more about the science we do here in Quantum Materials and what it is like to carry out this cutting-edge research.
Each seminar is 30 minutes long and will include plenty of time to ask all your burning questions. They are all completely free to attend and you can pick and choose which talks you want to hear based on what interests you. All you need to do is register by visiting this page.

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