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 2015/2016

15/10/2015 Prof Ursula Martin
University of Oxford
The future of proof: will we need people in the age of computers?  B13
28/10/2015 Prof John Ellis King's College London No-Scale Inflation  B13
25/11/2015 Prof Wilson Poon University of Edinburgh The Universe in a Bacterial Colony - An Introduction to Bacteria as Active Matter  B13
09/12/2015 Dr Christian Gross Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics Synthetic quantum magnets  B13
27/01/2016 Prof Edward Hinds Imperial College London Atom interferometry: from navigation to cosmology
18/02/2016 Prof Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler University of Mainz Quantum optics and quantum information with trapped ions    C12
29/06/2016 Prof Francoise Combes Paris Observatory TBA    B13
09/03/2016 Prof Carl M. Bender Washington University in St. Louis TBA    C5

Previous academic year 

29/10/2014 Prof Tim de Zeeuw, European Southern Observatory
26/11/2014 Dr Lucia Hackermüller, University of Nottingham
28/01/2015 Prof Stephen Evans, University of Leeds
25/02/2015 Prof Miles Blencowe, Dartmouth College
18/03/2015 Prof Stephen Curry, Imperial College London
27/05/2015 Dr Tuomas Knowles, University of Cambridge
24/06/2015 Prof George Efstathiou, Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge


Juan P. Garrahan (Condensed-matter theory)

Philippe Moriarty (Experimental CM/Nanoscience)

Matthew Brookes (Magnetic Resonance)

Lucia Hackermüller (Cold Atoms)

David Maltby (Astronomy)

Tony Padilla (Particle Theory)

School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham NG7 2RD

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