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Physics Seminars

Physics Colloquia

Physics Colloquia are open to the whole department and are held each fortnight during full term on Wednesdays starting at 4:30pm on Microsoft Teams. These aim to bring a wide variety of cutting edge research from high profile speakers to the attention of a general audience of physicists. The level is suitable for all staff, postgraduates and final year MPhys students.

Attendance at these colloquia is compulsory for all PhD students as part of their general training programme.

Postgraduate Seminars

These informal seminars provide a non-threatening atmosphere for postgraduates and postdocs to practice public speaking. They are also an opportunity to find out what is going on in other groups within the physics department.

Seminars are on Thursday evenings, starting at 5:30pm and finishing when the wine runs out!

f you would like to give a talk, please contact Anna-Maria Cutolo ( or Gareth Jones (

Attendance at these colloquia is recommended for all PhD students.

Group Seminars

Several groups in addition run their own seminar series, which are open to all but of particular interest to the specific groups.

Attendance at these seminars is required for all PhD students.

The Theory Group holds seminars at 1pm on Thursdays, which are also open to all, but are specifically aimed at postgraduates with a theoretical project.
Condensed Matter Physics
There are seminars on topics of interest to researchers in the area of Condensed Matter Physics, running in Terms 1, 2 and 3. More details here.
Astronomy, Space and Fusion
There are seminars on topics of interest to the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group and for the Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics on Mondays at 3 pm on MS Teams.
Particle Physics
The EPP group run seminars that are usually on a Thursday at 4pm
Scientific Computation
CSC organise a regular series of lunchtime seminars on Mondays in term and other Colloquia.