News from the York Plasma Institute research group.
Posted on Monday 17 September 2018
Undergraduate student Tim Page completed his final year MPhys project in 2018 and the results have been accepted for publication in the journal of quantitative spectroscopy and radiative transfer.
Posted on Tuesday 31 July 2018
A consortium of four universities has secured major funding for a 5-year programme
Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2018
Dr Deborah O'Connell will be awarded the William Crookes Prize during the ESCAMPIG 2018 in Glasgow.
Posted on Thursday 8 March 2018
“The Energy Transition”. What is the role of nuclear technology in a world of growing alternative power and digital innovation?
Posted on Wednesday 17 January 2018
A recent paper in Nature Communications shows how the transport of a laser-driven relativistic electron beam in dense matter is improved when imposing a strong magnetic field.
Posted on Thursday 11 January 2018
The book by Prof Greg Tallents is titled ‘An introduction to the Atomic and Radiation Physics of Plasmas’.
Posted on Thursday 20 July 2017
A University of York physicist has been selected as the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Programme Director of the UK Fusion Programme at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.
Posted on Tuesday 4 July 2017
Scientists from England and France study neutralizer-free plasma propulsion for spacecraft.
Posted on Thursday 4 September 2014
Dr Kate Lancaster, the Plasma and Fusion Industrial Officer, was invited to speak to Ginny Smith of The Naked Scientists about Laser-Powered Fusion.
Posted on Wednesday 12 February 2014
Fusion power holds the promise of almost limitless, carbon-free energy. Discover how academics at York are playing a leading role in international efforts to harness that energy.
Posted on Friday 10 January 2014
The University of York is to lead a new Centre for Doctoral Training in the science and technology of fusion energy.
Posted on Thursday 23 May 2013
Collaboration is concentrating on understanding topological insulators
Posted on Friday 3 May 2013
Congratulations to Dr Kieran Gibson, Dave Coulthard, Richard Armitage, Neil Johnson and Bob Hide who have been awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Gold Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2013
An international team of plasma physicists has used one of the world’s most powerful lasers to create highly unusual plasma composed of hollow atoms.
Posted on Friday 5 October 2012
A world-class interdisciplinary plasma research centre, designed to foster collaborations between industry and universities, has been officially opened at the University of York.
Posted on Friday 20 July 2012
Scientists at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the University of York have solved a lunar mystery. They have identified the origin of the enigmatic "lunar swirls" – swirling patches of relatively pale lunar soil, some measuring several tens of kilometres across.
Posted on Monday 30 January 2012
An international team of scientists has used a laser to create magnetic fields similar to those thought to be involved in the formation of the first galaxies.
Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2011
Professor Howard Wilson of the Department of Physics receives a prestigious Research Merit Award from the Royal Society