School of Physics & Astronomy

School of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series

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 3pm followed by refreshments in room C10.


Academic Year 2023/2024

 27/09/2023 Dr Neil Kemp University of Nottingham  A route to hierarchical control in artificial intelligent systems:memristors with optically tuneable STDP synaptic plasticity B13 
 29/11/2023 Dr Adam Smith University of Nottingham Simulating quantum many-body physics on quantum computers B13 
 31/01/2024 Dr Helen Russell University of Nottingham  Black hole feedback  B13
 28/02/2024 Dr Niall Holmes University of Nottingham  Magnetic field control for wearable neuroimaging  B13
 27/03/2024 Dr Stuart Muldrew UK Atomic Energy Authority  Fusion's STEP to Nottinghamshire  B13

Dr June McCombie MBE

University of Nottingham Shifting the Dial (Diverse Representation in STEM) B1 
 14/05/2024 Dr John E Kitching Natonal Institute of Standards and Techonology Chip-scale atomic devices:from clocks to brain imaging and beyond. B1 
29/05/2024 Prof Markus Arndt University of Vienna Universal matter-wave interferometry across the mass and complexity scales. B13



Past Colloquiums
 28/06/2023 Dr Jonathan Vincent, University of Lancaster EDI Colloquium: Uncovering employing outcomes for austistic University graduates:barriers and (possible) solutions  
26/02/2020 Dr Pierre Verlot, University of Nottingham Ultra-sensitive nanomachanices at room temperature:Novel techniques, Challenges & Perspectives  
13/11/2019 Professor Athene Donald, University of Cambridge  Not all those who wander are lost  
30/10/2019 Professor Tom McLeish, University of York New Physics from old: Medieval Science and the Ordered Universe Project  
08/05/2019 Professor Becky Parker, Queen Mary,London Engaging Schools in cutting edge research  
24/04/2019 Professor Francoise Combes, College de France and Observatoire de Paris When supermassive black holes are too gluttonous  
27/03/2019 Professor Roger Davies, University of Oxford New views of galaxies from integral field spectroscopy  


Juan P. Garrahan/Kay Brandner (Condensed-matter theory)

Philip Moriarty (Experimental CM/Nanoscience)

Matthew Brookes (Magnetic Resonance)

Lucia Hackermüller (Cold Atoms)

Ulrike Kuchner and Amelia Fraser-McKelvie (Astronomy)

Tony Padilla (Particle Cosmology)

School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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