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    B13
18/02/2016 Prof Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler University of Mainz Quantum optics and quantum information with trapped ions    C12
09/03/2016 Prof Carl M. Bender Washington University in St. Louis Introduction to PT-symmetric quantum theory    C5

Dr Alexey Potapov

University of Nottingham

Development and application of dynamic nuclear polarization to solid state NMR of biological solids


Robert Kennicutt FRS

of Cambridge, Institute of Astronomy

Star Formation in the Cosmological Context


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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