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 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 

Previous academic years

26/02/2020 Dr Pierre Verlot, University of Nottingham
13/11/2019 Professor Athene Donald, University of Cambridge
30/10/2019 Professor Tom McLeish, University of York
24/04/2019 Professor Francoise Combes, Observatoire de Paris, College de France
27/03/2019 Professor Roger Davies, University of Oxford
23/05/2018 Dr Nir Navon, Department of Physics, Yale University
25/04/2018 Dr Matt Brookes, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham
24/01/2018 Professor Frank Close, Department of Physics, University of Oxford
21/11/2017 Professor Jonathan Home, Department of Physics and Institute for Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich
11/10/2017 Dr Karen Masters, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth
28/06/2017 Professor Carlos Frenk, Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University
22/02/2017 Professor Gianluca Gagliardi, National Institute of Optics (INO), Italian Research Council
25/01/2017 Professor Stephen Fairhurst, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University
23/11/2016 Dr Jacob Sherson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
16/11/2016 Special Double Colloquium. Professor Klemens Hammerer, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Hannover - Professor Joerg Schmiedmayer, Vienna Centre for Quantum Science and Technology, TU Vienna.
10/11/2016 Professor Bill Unruh, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Colombia
26/10/2016 Dr Mark Richards, Department of Physics, Imperial College London
08/06/2016 Professor Robert Kennicutt, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge 
25/05/2016 Dr Alexey Potapov, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham
09/03/2016  Professor Carl Bender, Department of Physics, Washington University in St Louis
18/02/2016  Professor Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Institute of Physics, University of Mainz
27/01/2016  Professor Edwards Hinds, Department of Physics, Imperial College London


Juan P. Garrahan (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

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Nottingham NG7 2RD

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