Past Events for Alumni

4 Jun 2019 - 2:00pm

Celebrating its 35th year in 2019, the SETI Institute, founded by Astronomers Carl Sagan, Jill Tarter and Frank Drake, has grown from a small research team focused on searching for radio signals beyond our solar system (as a proxy for intelligent civilizations) to an organization of over 90 PhD scientists representing 23 different academic backgrounds, organized into 6 divisions of research. CEO, Bill Diamond, will describe the multidisciplinary structure and research of the Institute, whose mission is to explore, understand and explain the nature and origins of life in the universe.

28 May 2019 - 3:00pm

The Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture 2019

Dr. Yoshihiko Okamoto (Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Nagoya University, Japan)

'Creation of Functional Electronic Phases'

20 May 2019 - 5:00pm to 24 May 2019 - 6:30pm

Physics celebrates Diversity - Join Us!


20 May 2019 - 5:00pm

Diversity and Awareness in STEMM Celebration week
20 to 24 May

Join us in celebrating the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity with a week of events highlighting and discussing diversity in the field of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). There are a variety of workshops, lectures, panels, and a Wikipedia edit-a-thon exploring the intersection between sex, gender, disability, sexuality and race in STEMM and the researchers participating in it.

17 May 2019 - 3:30pm

Prof Karl Leo, Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonics (IAPP),
Technische Universität Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany

14 May 2019 - 4:30pm

Professor Elena Aprile, Department of Physics
Columbia University, New York
“The XENON project: at the forefront of Dark Matter Direct Detection”

Registration essential via:
Password: Physics2019

2 Apr 2019 - 5:30pm


Professor Karen Masters, Haverford College, PA, USA

I will talk about state-of-the art maps of the Universe, such as those produced by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which have revealed the complexity of structures on many scales found in our Universe. I will also talk about the development of these maps, and how our knowledge of the basic structure of the Universe, along with our place in it has changed so dramatically in the last several hundred years.

25 Mar 2019 - 11:30am

A special lecture intended especially for early-career scientists

Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS is Visiting Professor in Astrophysics at Oxford

In this talk Professor Bell Burnell will describe UK initiatives by some senior women scientists to enable women to participate more in science, and how these initiatives have been adopted by research funding bodies and are now spreading world-wide.

All welcome, no booking required.

22 Mar 2019 - 3:30pm

Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect and New Progress
Professor Qi-Kun Xue
Tsinghua University & Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences, Beijing 100084, China