Lunchtime SIESTA

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Lunchtime SIESTA

Wednesday 8 March 2017

We have two speakers this week.

Lunchtime SIESTA

Wednesday 1 March 2017

This week's SIESTA

SIESTA (ERRATUM)

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Come and join us for this week's talks.

Bose-Einstein Condensate - The 5th State of Matter and Scattering off of PIMPs

Wednesday 21 October 2015

SIESTA is the department's seminar series by post-graduates, with undergraduate students (and all post-graduates) being particularly welcome. SIESTA seminars are either related to specific research in the department or present any other subject where interesting physics principles describe every-day phenomena or clash with intuitive understandings of our world. In the seminars the physics content is always communicated in a way that is accessible to non-specialists, so all are welcome.

The Physics of Skydiving and Magneto-electric Multiferroics and XMCD analysis

Wednesday 18 February 2015

SIESTA is the department's seminar series by post-graduates, with undergraduate students (and all post-graduates) being particularly welcome

Future Solar Energy contribution in world power consumption

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Amna will be presenting her own research project, and in particular the global context and impact of her research area.

Prince Rupert’s Drops and Rosetta: Cosmic Archaeology

Wednesday 4 February 2015

SIESTA is the department's seminar series by post-graduates, with undergraduate students (and all post-graduates) being particularly welcome

Experiments in the Kitchen and Investigation into Novel Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

Wednesday 28 January 2015

SIESTA is the department's seminar series by post-graduates, with undergraduate students being particularly welcome.

Orbital Mechanics with Kerbal Engineering and Laser Cooling - Using lasers to reach micro-Kelvin temperature

Wednesday 21 January 2015

This week’s SIESTA features Rockets and Lasers.

Recent climate research and The physics of cancer

Wednesday 14 January 2015

This week’s SIESTA features two very interesting areas where physics directly impact our society and life.

The Physics of Frisbee and How studying microwave propagation is helping make nuclear fusion power a reality

Wednesday 3 December 2014

SIESTA is the department's seminar series by post-graduates, with undergraduate students being particularly welcome.

Nanoparticles as Environmental Pollutants and Wrestling with Physics

Wednesday 26 November 2014

SIESTA is the department's seminar series by post-graduates, with undergraduate students being particularly welcome.

New therapeutic approaches: Cold plasmas in biomedical applications

Wednesday 5 November 2014

A very interesting application of plasma science

Physics of Wrestling and Diagnosing and controlling water flow at 3 Cleveland Terrace

Wednesday 29 October 2014

SIESTA is the department's seminar series by post-graduates, with undergraduate students being particularly welcome.

'Electron Microscopy of Monolithic Diesel Exhaust Catalysts' and 'Measuring the extreme UV refractive index of materials'

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Lunchtime science talks by Physics postgraduate students - all welcome

Detector Development at York

Wednesday 2 November 2011

PhD student James Smallcombe talks about his research in detector development

'The Wonders of Liquid Nitrogen' and 'Build your own Electric Motor'

Wednesday 26 October 2011

The new 2011-12 series of SIESTA lunchtime science talks and demonstrations kicks off...

'The Changing Shape of Selenium 68' and 'QIP with atoms in photonic band-gap systems'

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Science talks by Physics postgraduate students on a Wednesday lunchtime - with drinks and snacks!

'You are what you eat - isotopes in archaeology'

Wednesday 15 June 2011

The popular SIESTA series continues, with a talk on isotopes in archaeology.

'Spin Torques' and 'Absolute Zero'

Wednesday 8 June 2011

The next in the SIESTA series of science talks by postgraduate students in the Physics department

Taking the temperature of a tokamak

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Tom Morgan's talk will be beamed to York live from the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

"Lunchtime SIESTA" Triple Bill

Wednesday 11 May 2011

This week SIESTA brings you talks by three Physics postgraduate students: read on for details.

'Million Dollar Minesweeper' and 'The Physics of THE CORE'

Wednesday 4 May 2011

The SIESTA series of science talks by postgraduate Physics students resumes for the summer term

'Shining a light on the Dark Age's end' and 'How to make a good camera lens'

Wednesday 9 March 2011

More 'outreach' style science talks by Physics graduate students

'Excited Counting' and 'Liquid Nitrogen Cold-Blast'

Wednesday 2 March 2011

More lunchtime science talks and demonstrations, followed by training for outreach activities at 14.15.

'The Physics of Sailing' and 'Volcano Eruptions'

Wednesday 23 February 2011

The Physics department's series of lunchtime science talks by graduate students continues

'Atomistic modelling' and 'Energy crisis'

Wednesday 16 February 2011

The SIESTA series of Wednesday lunchtime science talks continues its spring term run with two new talks

What happens inside stars: nuclear astrophysics experiments

Wednesday 9 February 2011

The Physics Department's SIESTA series of science talks by graduate students continues with a look at experimental nuclear astrophysics.

SIESTA - Physics Outreach

Wednesday 2 February 2011

This week's SIESTA is an outreach group meeting - bring your outreach ideas for discussion!

Exoplanets - detection, observation and finding Earth's cousins

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Lunchtime science talks presented by Physics graduate students

'Graphene - from theory to experiment' and 'Gold nanoclusters'

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Please join us for two exciting talks which make up the first SIESTA of 2011.

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About SIESTA

The lunchtime SIESTA (Student Informatives on Experimental Science, Theory and Applications) is an exciting seminar series from the Physics department.

Talks are given by graduate students, and are aimed at a general audience, at a level similar to a BBC science programme.

The format is fun and informal, and topics covered include anything from black holes to CERN experiments to nanotechnology and beyond.

SIESTA is open to all university students and staff with an interest in physics.