Events archive

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 (

Explanatory indispensability and explanatory fictions

Thursday 10 May 2018

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Physics at York, and is open to all.

"Impatience is a virtue"

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Dr Nick Appleyard is Head of Downstream Business Applications Department at the European Space Agency

Physics Awards Day 2018

Wednesday 2 May 2018

The third annual Physics Awards will be held on the afternoon of 2 May.

What do we know about the carbon burning in massive stars?

Monday 30 April 2018

Sandrine Courtin is from IPHC Strasbourg

Vibrating nanotubes for quantum science and technology

Friday 27 April 2018

Dr Laird is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow based at the Department of Materials, Oxford, where he is part of the Quantum Electronic Devices Group. Dr Laird specialises in nanofabrication, quantum transport, and spin resonance, aiming to develop new technology and to explore fundamental science in quantum engineered devices.

Spectroscopic Factors in the Nilsson Model

Wednesday 25 April 2018

A seminar by Dr Augusto Macchiavelli from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, USA

"Prospects for using levitated optomechanics to test fundamental physics"

Friday 20 April 2018

Prof Ulbricht will talk about our recent experiments with levitated optomechanical systems and their relevance for both sensing applications and tests of fundamental physics.

Colloquium - Augusto Macchiavelli

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Augusto Macchiavelli is from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA.

"Novel Magnetic Behavior in FeSe Thin Films and Ribbons"

Friday 13 April 2018

Prof Michael Weinert is a Distinguished Professor of Condensed Matter Theory and Director of the Laboratory for Surface Studies at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

"Magnetic Phase Interference in Artificial Magnetic Lattices: Functions and Applications to Optical, High-Frequency, and Spin Wave Devices"

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Prof. Mitsuteru Inoue, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan is one of this year's Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturers

"Spin Conversion Phenomena in Spintronics"

Friday 6 April 2018

Prof. YoshiChika Otani is one of this year's Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturers

"What's so special about glass? Structures, properties, and applications of glasses"

Wednesday 4 April 2018

A CMPi seminar by Dr Gavin Mountjoy of the University of kent

BPSI Spring Symposium 2018

Tuesday 20 March 2018

The Biological Physical Sciences Institute (BPSI) Spring Symposium 2018: Digital Health

Seminar: Visualising dynamic chemical reactions and magnetic behaviour of nano-scale magnetic materials using electron microscopy

Friday 16 March 2018

A seminar by Dr Trevor Almeira (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow)

A Glass of Seawater live! British Science Week fusion energy podcast launch

Thursday 15 March 2018

Fusion energy - what have you been doing for 30 years?

Three body description of the 2n- halo and 2n- unbound systems

Thursday 8 March 2018

A seminar by Jagjit Singh Dhinds

Understanding IPEM for academic members and colleagues

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Rosemary Cook (CBE) is CEO of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)

Ab initio studies of nuclear matter from a Green's function approach

Thursday 15 February 2018

The study of nucleonic matter has important implications on many branches of nuclear science.

A brief introduction to nuclear medicine

Friday 9 February 2018

Nuclear medicine is the use of radiopharmaceuticals to treat and image people.

BPSI Winter Symposium 2017

Wednesday 20 December 2017

The Biological Physical Sciences Institute (BPSI) Winter Symposium 2017. The Biophysics of cell swimming and motility.

Fusion Open Day at Culham

Wednesday 6 December 2017

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

Colloquium: From extreme nonlinear optics to ultrafast atomic physics

Wednesday 29 November 2017

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

Quadrupole collective excitations within the self-consistent mean field approach

Thursday 23 November 2017

Leszek Prochniak will be giving a seminar on some of his research interests in collective excitations of nuclei. He is working in collaboration with Ale, Jacek and David Muir

Information and statistics in nuclear experiment and theory ISNET-5

Monday 6 November 2017

Nuclei communicate with us through a great variety of observables. Some are easy to measure; some take a considerable effort and experimental ingenuity.

4th Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair

Wednesday 11 October 2017

The 4th Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair is the UK's largest physics-specific recruitment event.

QFS Workshop

Monday 24 July 2017

3rd International Workshop on Quasi-Free Scattering with Radioactive-Ion Beams: QFS-RB 17

MSc Fusion Energy Open Afternoon

Thursday 29 June 2017

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

Nuclear Masterclass

Thursday 22 June 2017

Join the Department of Physics at the University of York for a Nuclear Masterclass: open to all students studying A level Physics (or equivalent).

Exploring Nuclear Structure with Machine Learning

Thursday 15 June 2017

Machine learning has been shown to be incredible powerful for pattern recognition and making predictions in a variety of research fields. Here it is applied to classify the structure of nuclei, based on experimental measurements of resonant scattering reactions.

Colloquium - To the limit: adventures in space, time and energy

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Experiments that probe distances thousands of times smaller than the atomic nucleus.

Nucleosynthesis in Neutron Star Mergers and Core-Collapse Supernovae

Thursday 8 June 2017

A presentation by Dr Marius Eichler

Colloquium - Prof Tom McLeish

Tuesday 23 May 2017

How can physics contribute effectively to biological research?

Interested in a career in industry?

Monday 22 May 2017

Meet the Head of Technology and Chief Executive Officer of Proceq Group, Dr Ralph Mennicke

Ab initio study of the potential bubble nucleus Si34

Monday 22 May 2017

A seminar by Dr Vittorio Somà

Recent applications of the Gamow Shell Model to neutron-rich nuclei

Thursday 11 May 2017

The Gamow Shell Model (GSM) is an extension of the traditional shell model into the complex-energy plane through the use of the Berggren ensemble.

The Physics and Maths of Computer Games and Special Effects

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Do you want to know how to create realistic special effects in computer games and film?

Colloquium - Dr Witold Nazarewicz - "At the End of the Nuclear Chart”

Wednesday 10 May 2017

At the End of the Nuclear Chart

MINIBALL workshop

Tuesday 9 May 2017

We welcome you to York, UK for this workshop which will be the annual collaboration meeting to discuss progress on analysis of MINIBALL data and future plans for the MINIBALL programme at CERN.

Anatomy of the nuclear dipole spectrum

Friday 5 May 2017

Electric-dipole resonances in nuclei, and in particular exotic nuclei, have been linked theoretically to important phenomena on vastly different scales

Colloquium - Professor Mark Tuckerman

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Exploration and learning of free energy landscapes of molecular crystals and oligopeptides

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