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 2014/2015

Prof Tim de Zeeuw
European Southern Observatory
Recent Developments at ESO
26/11/2014 Dr Lucia Hackermuller
University of Nottingham
Ultra-close to absolute zero: Bose Einstein Condensation and Degenerate Fermi gases  B13
Prof Stephen Evans
University of Leeds
On Resonance: The development of optical and acoustic systems for imaging and therapy
25/02/2015 Prof Miles Blencowe
Dartmouth College
Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime
18/03/2015 Prof Stephen Curry
Imperial College London
Scientists: do yourselves a favour and get out of the laboratory  B13
27/05/2015 Dr Tuomas Knowles
University of Cambridge
Biophysics of protein aggregation
24/06/2015 Prof George Efstathiou Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge Overview of Planck 2014 Cosmological Results

Previous academic year 

30/10/2013 Prof James Hough, Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow
20/11/2013 Prof Viatcheslav Mukhanov, Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, LMU Munich
14/01/2014 Prof Richard Hague and Dr Chris Tuck, The University of Nottingham, Faculty of Engineering (3D Printing Research Group)
29/01/2014 Prof Clare Grey, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
26/02/2014 Prof Philippe Bouyer, Institut d'Optique Paris
10/04/2014 Dr Stephen Powell, University of Nottingham, School of Physics and Astronomy
28/05/2014 Prof Daan Frenkel, University of Cambridge


Juan P. Garrahan (Condensed-matter theory)

Peter Beton (Experimental CM/Nanoscience)

Josef Granwehr (Magnetic Resonance)

Lucia Hackermuller (Cold Atoms)

Cristina Furlanetto (Astronomy)

David Maltby (Astronomy)

Tony Padilla (Particle Theory)

School of Physics and Astronomy

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