York Plasma Institute news

News from the  York Plasma Institute research group. 

Undergraduate student project is published

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.

Major grant award to support fusion energy research

Posted on Tuesday 31 July 2018

A consortium of four universities has secured major funding for a 5-year programme

YPI Academic to receive the William Crookes Prize

Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2018

Dr Deborah O'Connell will be awarded the William Crookes Prize during the ESCAMPIG 2018 in Glasgow.

Spark! Nuclear energy essay competition

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?

Guiding of relativistic electron beams

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.

Physics at York academic has book published by Cambridge University Press

Posted on Thursday 11 January 2018

The book by Prof Greg Tallents is titled ‘An introduction to the Atomic and Radiation Physics of Plasmas’.

Physics academic appointed as UK Fusion Programme Director

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.

Neutralizer-free plasma propulsion

Posted on Tuesday 4 July 2017

Scientists from England and France study neutralizer-free plasma propulsion for spacecraft.

Laser-Powered Fusion

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.

Watch new YouTube video on Fusion: Solving the energy problem

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.

New centre to forward the quest for carbon-free, safe 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.

Milwaukee-York researchers forward quest for quantum computing

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2013

Collaboration is concentrating on understanding topological insulators

Hard-work and innovation recognised as YPI Laboratories team win Vice-Chancellor's Gold Award for Outstanding Achievement.

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.

Laser empties atoms from the inside out

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.

New vision for plasma research opens in York

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.

'Deflector shields' protect the lunar surface

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.

Laser hints at how Universe got its magnetism

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.

National recognition for outstanding York physicist

Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2011

Professor Howard Wilson of the Department of Physics receives a prestigious Research Merit Award from the Royal Society