Research Group Seminars


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

Previous research group seminars

QFS Workshop

Monday 24 July 2017

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

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.

Nucleosynthesis in Neutron Star Mergers and Core-Collapse Supernovae

Thursday 8 June 2017

A presentation by Dr Marius Eichler

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.

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

Going underground to study stars: measurement of oxygen-burning reactions at LUNA

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars are the site of several mixing and recirculating processes, some of which are still not completely understood.

A short walk through the physics of neutron stars

Tuesday 24 January 2017

A seminar by A seminar by Isaac Vidaña Haro on neutron star physics

Spectroscopy of neutron-deficient magnesium isotopes at TRIUMF-ISAC

Friday 16 December 2016

A Seminar by Dr Jack Henderson, TRIUMF

Scintillation array development for the SpecMAT detector

Friday 9 December 2016

Seminar given by Oleksii Poleshchuk

Studies of exotic nuclei at the Argonne-Tandem Linac Accelerator System

Wednesday 12 October 2016

A seminar by Darek Seweryniak, Argonne National Laboratory

Probing clustering in sd-shell nuclei

Wednesday 21 September 2016

A seminar by Dr. Phil Adsley from iThemba LABS and Stellenbosch University

Do Atomic Nuclei have Time-dependent Shape Oscillations at Low Excitation Energies?

Tuesday 13 September 2016

A seminar by Prof John Sharpey-Schafer, University of the Western Cape.

Neutron-star mergers and nucleosynthesis

Wednesday 7 September 2016

A seminar by Dr Liliana Caballero from Guelph.

Fusion Frontiers and Interfaces

Monday 25 April 2016

This year's Fusion Frontiers and Interfaces workshop will take place in York from 25 to 27 April 2016.

Synthesis of ceramic nanoparticles by CO2 laser vaporisation

Monday 2 November 2015

Besides conventional and generative processes for the fabrication of nanoporous or dense sintered structures Mother Nature serves as an inspiration for innovative approaches for the synthesis of biomimetic composite structures.

How to get published in Nature journals

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Luke Fleet will be giving a talk on how to get published in Nature journals.

Professor Hiroyuki Awano presentation

Friday 4 September 2015

Prof Hiroyuki Awano from Toyota Technological Institute will be giving a presentation on the two topics.

Threshold Current Density of Domain Wall Motion in Tb-based Ferrimagnetic Alloys

Monday 20 July 2015

Dr Shiho Nakamura will give a talk on Threshold Current Density of Domain Wall Motion in Tb-based Ferrimagnetic Alloys.

The Plasma Physics of Cosmic Ray Acceleration

Friday 12 June 2015

A seminar by Tony Bell

A kinetic study of dusty plasmas and plasma sheaths

Friday 24 April 2015

A seminar by Nikoleta Rizopoulou

Phase mixing vs. nonlinear advection in kinetic plasma turbulence

Friday 27 February 2015

A seminar by Alexander Schekochihin

A radio-frequency electrothermal plasma micro-thruster

Tuesday 12 August 2014

A seminar Amelia Grieg

On Recent Progress Applying Quantum Cascade Lasers in Plasma Diagnostics

Friday 8 August 2014

A seminar by Dr Norbert Lang and/or Dr Jean-Pierre van Helden

Infrared thermography: Techniques, measurements and applications

Friday 20 June 2014

A seminar by Andrew Thornton

Relativistic antimatter jets from high power lasers

Monday 7 April 2014

A seminar by Hui Chen

Atomic physics calculations for high energy density plasmas

Friday 28 February 2014

A seminar by Belkhiri Madeny

When Low Temperature Plasma Meet Surfaces

Tuesday 8 October 2013

A Seminar by David B. Graves

QED in laser-electron beam collisions

Friday 4 October 2013

A seminar by Thomas Blackburn

Non-Thermal Plasmas: Characterizing their impact on eukaryotic cells

Friday 13 September 2013

A seminar by Dr Kristian Wende, University of Greifswald

Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas for the remediation of volatile organic compounds and the dry reforming of methane

Wednesday 4 September 2013

A Seminar by Dr Zaenab Abd Allah of the University of Manchester

Weathering solar storms, Institute of Physics Plasma Lecture

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Weathering solar storms

Microwave heating of overdense plasmas

Monday 11 March 2013

A Seminar by Alf Köhn

Broad energy germanium detectors

Friday 8 March 2013

Nuclear physics group seminar - all welcome

Exploring the lightest nuclei with resonance scattering

Friday 14 December 2012

A seminar by Dr. Grigory Rogachev, Florida State University

Fusion and fission study at JAEA

Monday 10 December 2012

A seminar by Dr. Katsuhisa Nishio, Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Engineering Low Temperatures and High Magnetic Fields

Tuesday 20 November 2012

A seminar by Dr Steve Chappell

Plasma-Zoology in a Temperature Wilderness - Is that gonna work?

Friday 16 November 2012

A seminar by Professor Joost van der Mullen

High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) – The Years of Adolescence

Friday 2 November 2012

A seminar by Professor Arutiun Ehiasarian of Sheffield Hallam University

Parametric Amplification of Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration in a Plasma Channel

Tuesday 18 September 2012

A seminar by Dr Alexey Arefiev

TEM/STEM study of transition metal doped ZnO thin films

Friday 14 September 2012

Nanocentre lunch seminar by Dr Andreas Kovac

Epitaxy of MnSb polymorphs on GaAs(111): a robust half-metal?

Friday 11 May 2012

A Condensed Matter Physics seminar by Professor Guangyu Go

Discoveries of Transuranium Elements - a brief overview

Wednesday 9 May 2012

A nuclear physics seminar by Dr Birger Back.

Molecules on surfaces – a challenge for electronic structure theory

Friday 4 May 2012

A condensed matter seminar by Patrick Rinke

Cyclotron Resonant Masers: a natural effect with important applications in the laboratory

Friday 4 May 2012

A seminar by Dr Kevin Ronald, University of Strathclyde

Epitaxy of MnSb polymorphs on GaAs(111): a robust half-metal?

Thursday 3 May 2012

A condensed matter physics seminar by Gavin Bell

Bayesian probability for nuclear fusion research

Friday 27 April 2012

A plasma physics seminar by Jakob Svensson

Laser spectroscopy at the limits; the new IGISOL 4 radioactive ion beam facility

Thursday 19 April 2012

A seminar by Dr Bradley Cheal, University of Manchester

Neutrinoless double beta decay - the nuclear structure ingredient

Thursday 12 April 2012

A seminar by Dr Benjamin Kay, University of York

The Upgrade of the REX Post-Accelerator at HIE-ISOLDE

Tuesday 10 April 2012

A nuclear physics seminar by Dr Matthew Fraser, CERN-ISOLDE

Electronic excitations in itinerant ferromagnets from first principles

Friday 16 March 2012

A seminar by Professor Arno Schindlmayr, University of Paderborn, Germany

Atmospheric-pressure rf discharges in admixtures of He+O2+H2O: Sources of Reactive Oxygen Species

Friday 16 March 2012

A Seminar given by Felipe Iza, Loughborough University.

Plasmas - as heard on TV

Friday 2 March 2012


Seminar: Modelling the magnetoresistance of disordered superconducting films

Monday 9 January 2012

Visiting speaker Dr Gareth Conduit, from the the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, will give a seminar for the Condensed Matter Physics research group

Dynamics of a Nonlinear Resonance: from bump-on-tail to tokamak

Friday 2 December 2011

A seminar hosted by the Plasma Physics and Fusion Group in the York Plasma Institute

3D MHD equilibrium states in tokamaks

Thursday 24 November 2011

An ad-hoc seminar for the Plasma Physics and Fusion group

Novel experimental activities in support of the UK fusion technology programme

Tuesday 15 November 2011

A seminar for the Nuclear Physics and Plasma Physics and Fusion Groups. All welcome.

Status of the Felsenkeller shallow underground laboratory

Thursday 10 November 2011

Nuclear Physics group seminar - all welcome

Nuclear Incompressibility, the Asymmetry Term, and the MEM Effect

Wednesday 9 November 2011

A seminar hosted by the Nuclear Physics Group. All welcome.

An overview of atomic physics and opacity of plasmas

Friday 4 November 2011

A seminar hosted by the Plasma Physics and Fusion Group in the York Plasma Institute

Deeply-bound nucleon removal and transfer from light exotic nuclei

Wednesday 2 November 2011

A seminar hosted by the department's nuclear physics group

Seminar: Understanding the assembly of Si and Si-Co Clusters on Si(111) Surface

Thursday 15 September 2011

Visiting speaker Associate Professor Eng Soon Tok, from the National University of Singapore, will give a seminar for the Condensed Matter Physics research group

Microscale phase separation in fermionic systems with exotic superfluidity

Thursday 14 July 2011

Seminar hosted by the CMT and Nanophysics research groups in the Department of Physics

Safe Nuclear Reactor Design

Monday 13 June 2011

A seminar hosted by the Nuclear Physics Group

Electron Bernstein waves in tokamaks

Friday 10 June 2011

A seminar for the Plasma Physics and Fusion group

The SAGE spectrometer

Tuesday 17 May 2011

A seminar hosted by the York Nuclear Physics group: all welcome

Did it jump or was it pushed?

Monday 16 May 2011

Visiting speaker Dr Bill Allison of the Surface Physics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, will give a talk in the Physics Department

Plasmas in and on liquids

Friday 6 May 2011

A seminar hosted by the York Plasma Physics and Fusion group

HELIOS – a novel spectrometer for transfer reactions in inverse kinematics

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Dr Ben Kay will present a novel utilisation of a large-bore superconducting solenoid for radioactive-ion-beam studies

Understanding the Properties of Surfaces and Interfaces in Nanoscale and Nanostructured Materials

Thursday 14 April 2011

An insight into the properties and non-equilibrium behaviour Nanoscale and nanostructured materials by the application of first principles based theoretical modelling.

A complete methodology for the analysis, simulation and reconstruction of 3D nanostructures

Friday 8 April 2011

Seminar hosted by the Department of Physics

Diamond and SiC for radiation detector applications

Monday 28 March 2011

Seminar for the Nuclear Physics and Solid State Physics research groups

Two- and three-dimensional characterisation of nanostructures using advanced TEM techniques

Friday 25 March 2011

A joint seminar between the Condensed Matter Theory and Nanophysics research groups and the Nanocentre

Interfacial properties of organic semiconductor / ferromagnetic heterojunctions

Monday 14 March 2011

The next instalment of the Physics joint CMT / nanophysics group seminar series is given by Dr Andrew Pratt of the Department of Physics here in York.

Synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications

Monday 28 February 2011

The next seminar in the Physics Department's series of joint Condensed Matter Theory and Nanophysics research group seminars looks at magnetic nanoparticles.

Making a thermometer on a nano-stick

Friday 25 February 2011

Dr Phil Dobson of the University of Glasgow's Engineering department talks about measuring thermal properties on the micro and nano-scale using Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM)