The first issue of the Elsevier journal Surface Science appeared in 1964. The field of Surface Science has endured as a distinctive scientific endeavour but, of course, has evolved enormously. Warwick has contributed to and shared in this global advancement. In Physics, this is perhaps most notable through the achievements of Professor Phil Woodruff FRS and Professor Chris McConville. Today, Warwick researchers across Physics, Chemistry and Engineering all use Surface Science-derived tools in their work (even if they do not self-identify as “surface scientists”). More broadly, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology can be seen as children of Surface Science: their impact can hardly be overestimated. In fact, the Surface Science Group at Warwick became the Surface, Interface & Thin Film Group and then part of the Nanophysics Cluster, reflecting rather directly this evolution.
This Physics Day is devoted to the past, present and future of Surface Science through the prism of the work at Warwick of Professor Chris McConville. Both collaborators and former PhD students will discuss their work with Chris and how it has influenced their present and future science.
Times, Speakers and Titles
|13:30-14:00||Physics Concourse||Arrival and Registration
|14:00-14:15||PLT||Dr. Gavin Bell||University of Warwick||Welcome, introduction and a tiny bit of science|
|14:15-14:45||PLT||Professor Philip Moriarty||University of Nottingham||Can we really see chemical bonds with scanning probes?|
|14:45-15:15||PLT||Dr. Tim Veal||University of Liverpool||Indium-containing semiconductors and beyond|
|15:15-15:45||PLT||Professor Peter Beton||University of Nottingham||Adventures on boron nitride: molecular adsorption and graphene growth|
|15:45-16:00||Physics Concourse||Tea break|
|16:00-16:30||PLT||Dr. Philip King||University of St. Andrews||From surface quantum wells to controlling many-body interactions in oxides|
|16:30-17:00||PLT||Dr. Tim Noakes||ASTeC, Daresbury Laboratory||Ion Scattering; Past, Present and Future; Low, Medium and High|