School of Physics & Astronomy

School of Physics and Astronomy Colloquia

This Colloquium series hosts prominent scientists who will discuss some of the newest developments in physics and astronomy. It is aimed at a general physics audience at a level accessible to physics PhD students.

All Colloquia will be held in Physics building at 4pm followed by refreshments in room C10.

Academic year 2013/2014

Prof James Hough
Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow
The Search for Gravitationla Waves
Prof Viatcheslav Mukhanov Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, LMU Munich

Quantum Origin of the Universe Structure

14/01/2014 Prof Richard Hague and Dr Chris Tuck The University of Nottingham, Faculty of Engineering (3D Printing Research Group) Multifunctional Additive Manufacturing– challenges and opportunities for collaboration on  the deposition of dissimilar materials for the production of functionalised devices
29/01/2014 Prof Clare Grey
Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Following Function in Real Time: New NMR and MRI Methods for Studying Structure and Dynamics in Batteries and Supercapacitors
26/02/2014 Prof Philippe Bouyer
Institut d'Optique Paris
Matter wave optics and interferometry : from concepts to applications
26/03/2014 Prof Tim de Zeeuw European Southern Observatory CANCELLED
10/04/2014 Dr Stephen Powell
University of Nottingham, School of Physics and Astronomy
Emergent phenomena in frustrated magnets
28/05/2014 Prof Daan Frenkel
University of Cambridge The role of entropy and cooperativity in complex self assembly  B13

Previous academic year 

05/11/2012 Prof Markus Aspelmeyer (University of Vienna)
14/11/2012 Prof Mikhail Shaposhnikov (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
13/12/2012 Prof Robert Turner (MPI Leipzig)
16/01/2013 Prof Sean Carroll (Caltech)
30/01/2013 Prof Andrew Turberfield (University of Oxford)
24/04/2013 Prof Andrew G Green (University College London)
29/05/2013 Prof Volker Springel (University of Heidelberg)



Juan P. Garrahan (Condensed-matter theory)

Peter Beton (Experimental CM/Nanoscience)

Josef Granwehr (Magnetic Resonance)

Lucia Hackermuller (Cold Atoms)

Ana Chies Santos (Astronomy)

Tony Padilla (Particle Theory)

School of Physics and Astronomy

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