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Dr Roddy Vann and Dr Marjan van der Woude working with a plasma jet. © John Houlihan

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A PhD student working with a plasma beam for the deposition of magnetic thin films.

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Isospin-breaking interactions studied through mirror energy differences

Posted on Monday 28 September 2015

Isospin breaking" interactions in atomic nuclei take place when for example in the electric proton-proton repulsion, which is not present when neutrons interact.

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Ultrafast Generation and Control of THz Spinwaves

The use of very strong laser pulses on the femtosecond timescale are currently undergoing a surge in interest due to their potential use for deterministic control of magnetism on unprecedented time-scales.

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York develops UK nuclear theory hub

Posted on Friday 5 February 2016

University of York physicists will host a series of courses, meetings and a visitor programme bringing together the UK nuclear theory community this year.

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Celebrating half a century of excellence

Posted on Friday 29 January 2016

The Department of Physics is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend (30 January) with a day of special physics-themed events.

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Funding for Gravitational Wave Detection with Micrometer Quantum Systems

Posted on Tuesday 19 January 2016

Congratulations to our York Centre for Quantum Technologies (YCQT) colleague, Dr David Bruschi, who in collaboration with Professor Ivette Fuentes, Chair in Theoretical Quantum Optics at the University of Vienna, was successful in securing €232,691 from the Templeton Foundation.

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