Events archive

Lecture: Single-molecule biophysics methods

Friday 29 November 2019

Tools involving single-molecule bioimaging and manipulation techniques. Part of the "Essentials of Physics of Life" lecture series.

Kesterite CZTSSe solar cells: our insights in converting S-rich nanoparticles into Se-rich solar absorbers

Friday 29 November 2019

Dr Guillaume Zoppi is an associate professor from the Northumbria University, Newcastle

Christmas Colloquium: Magnetic Liquids

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Prof Kevin O'Grady

Photoelectron spectroscopy for the functional characterization of photoelectrodes

Friday 22 November 2019

Dr Freddy Oropeza is from the IMDEA Energy Institute in Spain.

Double moiré with a twist: super-moiré in encapsulated graphene

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Dr Lucian Covaci is from the University of Antwerp

Seminar: High-throughout fluorescent protein tagging to give novel insights in algal CO2 fixation

Friday 15 November 2019

Part of the Biological Physics seminar series

Earth abundant solar absorbers: optical properties, band alignments and solar cells

Friday 15 November 2019

Prof Tim Veal is from the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy and Department of Physics, University of Liverpool

Lecture: Theoretical equilibrium biophysics into equilibrium

Friday 8 November 2019

Relevant polymer physics (wormlike chain, membrane fluctuations) and self-assembly. Part of the "Essentials of Physics of Life" lecture series.

Extending the Inelastic Mean Free Path: From soft to hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Friday 8 November 2019

Dr Regoutz is a Lecturer in Materials Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. She is a CAMS-UK Fellow and holds a Visiting Scientist position at Diamond Light Source.

Quantum Sorting: a new paradigm of quantum measurement in electron microscopy

Friday 1 November 2019

Dr Vincenzo Grillo is from CNR-NANO, Institute of Nanoscience, Italy.

Lecture: Basic Biology

Friday 25 October 2019

Essentials of biology, structures, language and molecule types. Part of the "Essentials of Physics of Life" lecture series.

Quantum Phase Transitions in disordered nanostructures

Friday 25 October 2019

Guilherme A Canella is studying his PhD at Sao Paulo State University, Brazil

Seminar: Ideas Pitch

Friday 18 October 2019

Part of the Biological Physics seminar series

A geometrical approach to nanocatalysis

Friday 18 October 2019

Dr Francesca Baletto is from the Department of Physics at King's College London

Colloquium: Quantum Technologies

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Prof Tim Spiller is Director of the York Centre for Quantum Technologies

Workshop on 'Future of Theory in Fission'

Monday 14 October 2019

A workshop to be held at King's Manor, York

Manipulation of charge density waves in transition metal dichalcogenides by strain and adsorbates

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Dr Fabrizio Cossu from the Asia Pacific Centre for Theoretical Physics in Korea

Seminar: Multidimensional super-resolution imaging

Friday 4 October 2019

Part of the Biological Physics seminar series

Exploring physical phenomena in 2D materials and their heterostructures via multifunctional scanning probe microscopy

Friday 27 September 2019

Prof. Oleg Kolosov is from the Physics Department and Materials Science Institute at the University of Lancaster

Modelling the ecology of complex communities

Thursday 26 September 2019

Join this interdisciplinary half-day workshop examining constructive links between elegant mathematics and complex reality.

Secondary Electron (Energy) Matters

Friday 20 September 2019

Dr Cornelea Rodenburg is from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield

Nuclear Astro Seminar

Thursday 12 September 2019

Ewa is studying spectroscopic analysis on stars.

Broadband Ferromagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: The “Swiss Army Knife” for Understanding Spin-Orbit Phenomena

Monday 9 September 2019

Dr Justin Shaw, is one of the IEEE Magnetics Distinguished Lecturers in 2019

Spintronics with two-dimensional materials

Friday 6 September 2019

Dr Ahmet Avsar, from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

MSc Fusion Energy Open Afternoon

Friday 19 July 2019

Book your place on the MSc Fusion Energy Open Afternoon

Nuclear Physics Symposium “Challenges in theory of heavy nuclei”

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Nuclear Physics Symposium to be held at King's Manor, York

Can science cope with open systems?

Friday 14 June 2019

Prof. Stefanovska runs the Nonlinear Biomedical Physics group at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on the physical principles underlying living systems.

Structure and properties of extended defects in materials through first principles calculations and electron microscopy

Friday 7 June 2019

Seminar by Dr Keith McKenna, CMPi Co-ordinator, University of York

Weak Binding Effects in Nuclear Structure: 40Mg and The Kerman Problem in the Continuum

Thursday 6 June 2019

Speaker is Augusto Macchiavelli from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA.

Germanium spintronics with Heusler alloys & the growth of pseudo-gap Heisler-alloy films

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Prof. Kohei Hamaya - Department of Systems Innovation, Osaka University

TMD-on-Silicon Lasers

Friday 31 May 2019

Dr Yue (Christina) Wang will deliver a special CMpi seminar. Christina - a member of the Photonics group since 2013 - was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow September last year with her project TOAST - two-dimensional optical amplification for silicon technologies. This special seminar is therefore a good opportunity to learn about TOAST and her recent work on TMD lasers.

Artefact free measurement: the redefinition of the international system of units

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Professor Graham Machin is the science leader of the NPL Temperature and Humidity Group and an NPL Fellow.

Light and Life – A molecular perspective

Wednesday 29 May 2019

From photosynthesis to the circadian rhythm, light is of fundamental importance in the natural world.

Charge Density-Wave States in Single-Layer Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides

Friday 17 May 2019

Phil King is a Royal Society URF and Professor of Physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy, St Andrews.

In-situ depth profiling of lithium in solid-electrolyte using ion and neutron beams

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Dr Koboyashi is research scientist working in the Photonics Control Technology team at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics

Public seminar

Monday 13 May 2019

This public science event is being held at the Rook and Gaskill on 13 May 2019.

Colloquium: A Journey Inside a Neutron Star

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Prof Dan Watts is a member of the nuclear physics group at the University of York

Investigation of the octupole degree of freedom with Coulomb excitation

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Liam Gaffney, University of Liverpool

Colloquium: Spin-Orbit Technologies: From Magnetic Memory to Terahertz Generation

Thursday 11 April 2019

Hyunsoo Yang from the National University of Singapore

Thermomagnetic recording fidelity of nanometer sized iron: implications for planetary magnetism

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Wyn Williams is Professor of Mineral Physics at the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Magnetocaloric Effect: From Energy Efficient Refrigeration to Fundamental Studies of Phase Transitions

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Professor Victorino Franco (University of Seville) is one of this year's IEEE Distinguished Lecturers

Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy at TRIUMF

Monday 8 April 2019

Cornelia Hoehr is Deputy Associate Laboratory Director - Life Sciences, TRIUMF.

Brillouin optomechanical strong coupling

Friday 5 April 2019

Dr Michael Vanner is a Lecturer at the Department of Physics, ICL, where he leads the quantum measurement lab. His research interests include cavity quantum optomechanics, quantum photonics, and hybrid quantum systems.

YPI & Fusion CDT PhD Alumni Celebration

Friday 5 April 2019

This event is to celebrate YPI and Fusion CDT PhD students who have graduated over the last few years.

Exotic nuclei: on the edge of existence

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Free IoP talk at the University of Leeds

Nuclear Physics research at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology

Wednesday 27 March 2019

The Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) is a young institution, having opened its doors to the first cohort of students in year 2012.

New Perspectives in Ab Initio Nuclear Structure Theory

Monday 25 March 2019

Over the past 20 years low-energy nuclear structure theory has changed profoundly.

Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in Nanostructures for Biomedical and Electromagnetic Applications

Thursday 7 March 2019

Prof Hari Srikanth is a professor of physics at the University of South Florida (USF).

Methods for obtaining the exact density functional

Friday 1 March 2019

Dr Baker is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Quantique, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

21 Years Later : Reflections on life and work as a Nuclear Medicine Physicist

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Dr Heather Williams is a British medical physicist working as Principal Medical Physicist for Nuclear Medicine at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at University of Manchester, as well as the University of Salford and University of Cumbria.

Measuring the most challenging decays with the Argonne Fragment Mass Analyser (FMA)

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Daniel Doherty will be visiting from the University of Surrey

Masters Taster Day 2019

Friday 15 February 2019

Come and visit us on campus for a taster of the MSc Fusion Energy course

Magnetooptical effects: enhancement by structures and application

Thursday 14 February 2019

Prof Hironaga Uchida is visiting from Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan

Spin and energy resolved imaging with Scanning Field-Emission Microscopy (SFEM)

Friday 1 February 2019

This seminar will review Dr Walker's collaborative work recently developed at ETH Zürich, which aimed to apply a newly developed Scanning Field-Emission Microscopy technique to investigations of magnetic samples.

Commensurability effects in 2D materials and more: from impurity invisibility to neuromorphic applications

Friday 25 January 2019

Prof. Ferreira's research is focused on theoretical aspects of low-dimensional systems such as surfaces, thin films, multilayers and nanowires, with special attention to carbon nanotubes and graphene.

Introduction to the Questaal LMTO Suite

Friday 18 January 2019

Dr Jackson specialises in f-electron systems, magnetism and methods for treating strong electronic correlation, specifically the GW approximation and the self-interaction correction to DFT.

A current view of nuclear structure: “exotic” versus “stable” nuclei

Thursday 17 January 2019

A seminar by John L. Wood from the Georgia Institute of Technology

Nuclear excitations: density-functional versus many-body approaches

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Gialuca Cola if from the University of Milan

Rhombohedral graphene and the SSH model

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Dr McCann is a theorist who specialises in electronic & transport properties of graphene-based systems, widely known for his work on gapped bilayer graphene and weak localisation.

Bioinspired energy materials and processes with applications

Friday 14 December 2018

Prof. Lidija Šiller is from the School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK

Fusion Open Day at Culham

Friday 14 December 2018

A Fusion open day for prospective postgraduate students will be held at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) in Oxfordshire on Friday 14 December 2018.

Current and future capabilities of Geant4

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Geant4 is an open source radiation simulation toolkit widely used in particle and nuclear physics, space and medicine.

Physics of Life 2018: Molecules, Mechanics, Medicine and More!

Monday 10 December 2018

Topics covered will include expert speakers in the areas of the Physics of Cancer, Animal Health, Evolution, Multi scale Mechanics, Bio computation, epigenetics and AMR.

Magnetic skyrmions in ultrathin films

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Dr Thiaville is a world-leading researcher in the area of interfacial magnetic phenomena


Tuesday 4 December 2018

A seminar by Prof Nico Orce of the University of the Western Cape

Structural Magnetostrictive Alloys: From Flexible Sensors to Energy Harvesters and Magnetically Controlled Auxetics

Monday 3 December 2018

Prof. Alison B. Flatau is one of this year's Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturers

Decommissioning Sellafield

Friday 30 November 2018

Decommissioning Sellafield: An overview of the challenges of decommissioning the Sellafield site and the role of academia in this.

The high precision mass spectrometer ISOLTRAP at ISOLDE/CERN – a versatile tool box for nuclear physics studies.

Monday 19 November 2018

A seminar by Frank Wienholtz from the ISOLTRAP collaboration

Prof Jim Matthew: Celebration of Life

Saturday 10 November 2018

Join us to celebrate the life and work of Professor Jim Matthews

Interfacial Spin-Orbit Phenomena in 2D Materials

Friday 9 November 2018

A seminar by Dr Aires Ferreira of the University of York

Making heavy elements in neutron star mergers and core-collapse supernovae

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Almudena Arcones is from the Technische Universität Darmstadt

Astrophysical and nuclear physics uncertainties: Nucleosynthesis in neutrino-driven supernova ejecta

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Julia Bliss is from Technische Universita ̈t Darmstadt and will be speaking about nucleosynthesis in neutrino-driven supernova ejecta.

Chirality, Wobbling and Chiral Wobblers

Friday 26 October 2018

Umesh Garg is from the University of Notre Dame

NanoELPH: Nanoscale Electronic and Phononic Phenomena in Materials for Future Technologies

Friday 19 October 2018

A seminar by Prof Sarah Thompson of the University of York

Professor Molly Stevens: Designing materials to heal the body and detect disease earlier

Thursday 11 October 2018

Bio-responsive nanomaterials are of growing importance with potential applications including drug delivery, diagnostics and tissue engineering.

"Low-loss bulk and edge plasmons in graphene heterostructures – a theoretical study"

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Dr Alessandro Principi is from the School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester

Focused electron beam induced deposition and off-axis electron holography investigation of bi-magnetic core-shell nanostructures

Friday 28 September 2018

Focused electron beam induced deposition and off-axis electron holography investigation of bi-magnetic core-shell nanostructures

Targetry of rare isotopes at PSI

Thursday 27 September 2018

Emilio Maugeri is from the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland

Small Structures Big Effects: Multiscale Structure-Function Relationships in Musculoskeletal Tissues

Thursday 20 September 2018

Alix Deymier is an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering at the UConn School of Dental Medicine.

Molecular spintronics using magnetic oxides and advanced solid state simulations for new generation thermoelectric materials

Friday 31 August 2018

Dr Graziosi's talk will focus on two subjects that cover his past work and his new Marie Curie project, on molecular spintronics and thermoelectrics, respectively

Nuclear reaction measurements for heavy element nucleosynthesis

Friday 27 July 2018

The heavy element nucleosynthesis is the area of research looking to predict and/or explain the observed abundances of nuclei heavier than iron.

MSc Fusion Energy Open Afternoon

Friday 6 July 2018

If you are thinking about doing an MSc, have you thought about fusion energy?

"Reshaping the optics in transmission electron microscopy for a modern imaging era"

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Dr Laura Clark is from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University, Australia.

BPSI Summer Symposium 2018: Business as Usual? – Collaborative Research at the University-Business Interface

Thursday 28 June 2018

The Biological Physical Sciences Institute (BPSI) Summer Symposium 2018: Business as Usual? – Collaborative Research at the University-Business Interface

Pair conversion measurements of the Hoyle State

Monday 11 June 2018

A presentation by Tibor Kibedi from the Australian National University

First-Principles Modelling and Quantum Transport Simulations of 2D Materials

Monday 11 June 2018

The Condensed Matter Physics Institute will be hosting a two-day workshop on First-Principles Modelling and Quantum Transport Simulations of 2D Materials

The Science of Safety

Friday 8 June 2018

Prof David Rugg is senior fellow for materials at Rolls-Royce

Coulomb excitation of superdeformed and non-axial structures in 42Ca

Monday 4 June 2018

Superdeformed bands have been in focus of experimental nuclear physics studies for past decades.

“Direct crystal phase engineering of 2D materials”

Friday 1 June 2018

Mattevi is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a Lecturer at the Materials Department, ICL. Her research interests centre on science and engineering of novel 2D atomically thin semiconducting materials to enable applications in optoelectronics and energy storage.

Petawatt Class Lasers Worldwide and Future Directions

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Colin Danson is an AWE Distinguished Scientist and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics

Exotic Nuclei - On the Edge of Existence

Thursday 24 May 2018

In the laboratory, physicists can create atomic nuclei which we haven't otherwise observed in nature, challenging our understanding of the fundamental fabric of the universe. Dr Petri discusses her work in one of the most exciting fields of experimental Physics.

The H Bar - an evening of Physics Cabaret

Thursday 17 May 2018

On the fringe of the ever-popular Pint of Science Festival comes The h-bar, a fantastic evening of physics talks, jokes, song, and maybe even magic — who knows?

The microscopic world in 3D

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Microscopy is going through a revolution.

"Do we understand quantum field theory?"

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Our informal series "Quantum Cafe" is finally back after a long (and wet) Autumn/Spring terms.

ELI-NP Workshop, University of York

Friday 11 May 2018

Contact Christian Diget for more details (

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