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Previous colloquia

Colloquium: Structured light - structured atoms

Wednesday 6 May 2020

A talk by Professor Sonja Franke-Arnold from the University of Glasgow

Diamond Light Source

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Dr Chris Christou, Head of Radiofrequency Group, Diamond Light Source

Colliding black holes and neutron stars - detecting gravitational waves with LIGO and Virgo

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Departmental colloquium presented by Dr Laura Nuttall from the University of Portsmouth

Christmas Colloquium: Magnetic Liquids

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Prof Kevin O'Grady

Colloquium: Quantum Technologies

Wednesday 16 October 2019

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

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.

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

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

Thursday 11 April 2019

Hyunsoo Yang from the National University of Singapore

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.

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

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Almudena Arcones is from the Technische Universität Darmstadt

The Science of Safety

Friday 8 June 2018

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

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

"Impatience is a virtue"

Wednesday 9 May 2018

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

Colloquium - Augusto Macchiavelli

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Augusto Macchiavelli is from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA.

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)

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.

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.

Colloquium - Prof Tom McLeish

Tuesday 23 May 2017

How can physics contribute effectively to biological research?

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

Wednesday 10 May 2017

At the End of the Nuclear Chart

Colloquium - Professor Mark Tuckerman

Wednesday 26 April 2017

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

Colloquium - Photonic contributions to quantum technology

Wednesday 2 March 2016

A talk by Sir Peter Knight.

The ITER machine, construction status and the plasma-wall interaction challenge

Wednesday 4 November 2015

The ITER tokamak is the largest such device ever constructed and is the prototype for a DEMO reactor which would put fusion electricity on the grid and breed its own tritium fuel.

Light's Twist

Wednesday 4 March 2015

A talk by Professor Miles Padgett FRS, University of Glasgow

Cancelled - Cosmology from the microwave background

Wednesday 11 February 2015

A talk by Professor Jo Dunkley, University of Oxford

The Importance of Nuclear Structure: From Natural Radioactivity to the Most Exotic Isotopes

Wednesday 4 February 2015

A talk by Professor Paddy Regan, University of Surrey

Quantum tunneling and nuclear fusion : insights on the synthesis of the elements in stars

Wednesday 28 January 2015

A talk by Professor Sandrine Courtin, Professeur Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien.

Probing the magnetization dynamics of spin valve systems using x-rays

Wednesday 21 January 2015

A talk by Professor Gerrit van der Laan, Diamond Light Source.

Advances in semiconductor sensors, Gamma-ray imaging systems

Wednesday 26 November 2014

A talk by Dr Andy Boston.

What does physics have to offer the study of protein aggregation?

Wednesday 19 November 2014

A talk by Professor Dame Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Electronic Structure meets Materials Science: Spectroscopy and Dynamics from First Principles

Wednesday 22 October 2014

A talk by Professor Keith Refson, Royal Holloway University of London and STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Opportunities with magnetic soft x-ray spectromicroscopy

Wednesday 15 October 2014

A talk by Dr Peter Fischer, Center for X-ray Optics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Physics Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Astrophysics' Extreme Matter Experiments: Understanding the Diagnostics

Wednesday 4 June 2014

A talk by Christopher Fryer

Nonlinear quantum photonics in semiconductor devices

Tuesday 20 May 2014

A talk by Dr Alex S Clark, University of Sydney, Australia

Silicon spintronics

Friday 4 April 2014

Talk by Dr Ron Jansen, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan

The End of Atomistic Simulation?

Wednesday 19 February 2014

A talk by Professor Mike Payne from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

The ubiquitous plasma: a survey of the diverse impact of plasma science

Wednesday 27 November 2013

A seminar by Dr Declan Diver, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Glasgow

Let Nothing slow you down: new perspectives in optical manipulation

Wednesday 30 October 2013

A talk by Professor Kishan Dholakia, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews

Synchrotron Radiation and Infrared Science

Wednesday 16 October 2013

A seminar by Dr Paul Dumas about synchrotron radiation.

IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer Programme

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Professor Adekunle Olusola Adeyeye (National University of Singapore)

Chemical reaction rates from ring polymer molecular dynamics

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Professor David Manolopoulos, University of Oxford

Extreme Light! An overview of research at the UK's Central Laser Facility.

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Professor John Collier, STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

IEEE Magnetics Annual Lecture

Wednesday 20 March 2013

The rich world of magnetic microstructure

Crystal melting and growth on the computer

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Crystal melting and growth on the computer: New insights by molecular dynamics simulations at the interface between theory and experiment

Renewable energy storage in chemical fuels for CO2 neutral energy generation: a plasma perspective

Wednesday 14 November 2012

A colloquium by Professor Richard van de Sanden


Wednesday 23 May 2012

A colloquia by Ewelina Hankiewicz

In-situ Electron Microscopy Observations of Ion Impacts on Solids

Wednesday 16 May 2012

A colloquium by Professor Stephen Donnelly

What can simulation contribute to the understanding of biomineralisation?

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Physics departmental colloquium: all welcome

How electron microscopy can help to solve some of the world's energy problems

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Departmental colloquium on electron microscopy. All welcome.

Growth control and microstructure characterization of magnetic thin films

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Prof Futamoto, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, will give his lecture in York

'Ultrafast XUV science at the Artemis facility'

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Physics department colloquium presented by Dr Emma Springate, head of the Artemis project at the Central Laser Facility of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Laboratory astrophysics: fusion and violent events close up

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Departmental colloquium presented by Dr Nigel Woolsey of the Physics Department