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Colloquium: From extreme nonlinear optics to ultrafast atomic physics

Prof Anne L'Huillier is a French physicist, and professor of atomic physics at Lund University.


Fusion Open Day at Culham

Each year the Fusion CDT collaborates with Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) to organise an open day for prospective postgraduate students.

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Sciences postgraduate Virtual Open Day, 23 November, 3-5pm. Register now.

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University appoints Professor Tom McLeish to a Chair in Natural Philosophy

Posted on Thursday 16 November 2017

The Department of Physics welcomes Prof Tom McLeish after his appointment to a Chair in Natural Philosophy.

Two-dimensional materials unlock the path to ultra-low-power transistors

Posted on Tuesday 7 November 2017

An international team of scientists has discovered a new route to ultra-low-power transistors using a graphene-based composite material.

2017 Postgraduate Conference a great success

Posted on Wednesday 1 November 2017

The 2017 Postgraduate Conference was held on 19 and 20 September 2017 and was a great success.

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