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Using a local gyrokinetic code to study global ion temperature gradient modes in tokamaks

Posted on Monday 8 June 2015

The paper describes a new numerical procedure to identify the region of a tokamak plasma that is affected by small scale instabilities.


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29
Aug

Chantrell: Multiscale Modelling of Femtosecond Spin Dynamics

The conference is part of a series of conferences exploring Spintronics, which aims to harness the spin of the electron rather than just its charge, and which is a leading contender for future nano-scale, "beyond Moore", data storage, processing, and transmission technologies.

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Ed Boyes elected to Fellowship of the IoP

Posted on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Professor Ed Boyes has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IoP).


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Jacek Dobaczewski wins prestigious Polish award

Posted on Tuesday 11 August 2015

Professor Jacek Dobaczewski has been awarded the Wojciech Rubinowicz prize by the Polish Physical Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Fizyczne - PTF).


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Stellar research casts new light on variable stars

Posted on Tuesday 21 July 2015

Our physicists are scanning the night skies, with the help of a telescope on the other side of the world, in an effort to understand why stars brighten and dim.


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Tue
8
Sep

YCQT/CMPi International Workshop on Quantum Correlations and Many-Body Physics

The event aims to bring together leading experts on Quantum Correlations and on Many-Body Physics, in order to explore synergies between both fields.

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