Past Events

22 May 2019 - 1:10pm to 19 Jun 2019 - 4:45pm

The Department of Physics invites YOU to help us create a new Primary school Physics webpage! YOUR TASK is to design a poster in the style of an educational webpage aimed at Primary school students explaining the force of gravity and how it has been scientifically investigated.

6 Jun 2019 - 6:00pm

Special Public Lecture

'Finding aliens – An update on the search for life in the Universe'
by Bill Diamond (President & CEO The SETI Institute)

The Department of Physics is delighted to invite you to a public lecture by Bill Diamond, President & CEO The SETI Institute, hosted by Prof Ian Shipsey, Head of Physics.

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 - 9:30am to 5:00pm



A day to showcase, share and celebrate outreach and public engagement in the Department. The programme will be updated over the next couple of weeks.

The day is open to members of the Department who are interested in outreach and public engagement.


9.30-11.30: Workshop (sign-up in advance)

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!


22 May 2019 - 5:00pm

Professor Jacqueline van Gorkom, Department of Astronomy, Columbia University

The Role of Gas in Galaxy Evolution

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at 17:00 (to be seated by 16:50)

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