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Previous colloquia

Colloquium: Controlling Magnetism with Strain

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Professor of Solid State Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, Imperial College

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.