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Physics Department Colloquium


Mar 13: Yvonne Elsworth (Birmingham)

Feb 28: Hugues Chate

Feb 14: Guy Trambly de Laissardière (Cergy Paris Université): "Electronic and magnetic properties magic angle twisted bilayer graphene and MoS2 "

Jan 31: Marc Holderied (Bristol)

Jan 17: Dame Clare Grey, FRS (Cambridge) : "Towards a Net Zero World: Developing and applying new tools to understand how batteries function and fail" (Location: L3, Science Concourse)

Nov 22: Lucas Goehring: (rescheduled)

Nov 8: Jonathan Eastwood (IC) "Severe space weather and the ESA Vigil mission"

Oct 25: Bruce Drinkwater (Bristol) "Acoustic beams – from tractors to artificial muscle via metasurfaces"

Oct 18: Sriram Ramaswamy (IIS, India) "Directions in active matter"

Oct 11: Rebecca Milot and Gavin Bell (University of Warwick): The 2023 Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry

Past colloquia


Mar 15: Klaus Mainzer (Technische Universität München): "Symmetry in Physics"

Mar 1: Paul Williams (Reading): "Forecasting atmospheric turbulence from hours to decades ahead"

Feb 15 Stephen Blundell (Oxford): "Is the muon a qubit?"

Feb 1: Sam Stranks (Cambridge): "Understanding and controlling recombination in halide perovskite optoelectronic devices"

Jan 18: Graham Machin (NPL): "The kelvin redefined and its implications"

Nov 23: Sir Peter Knight FRS (IC): “From Quantum Technology to Quantum Computing”

Nov 9: Inigo Arregui (Institute for Astronomy, Spain): Bayesian inference in solar physics

Oct 26: Amaury Triaud (Birmingham): Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets

Oct 12: Gavin Morley and Animesh Datta (University of Warwick): The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics


Mar 2: Gregory Fleishman (NJIT, USA): Dynamics of solar flares with microwave imaging spectroscopy

Feb 16: Francis Halzen (Wisconsin–Madison, USA) IceCube: Cosmic Neutrinos and Multimessenger Astronomy

Feb 2: Annalisa Pillepich (MPIA Heidelberg): Connecting theory to astronomical observations, via cosmological simulations of galaxies

Jan 19: Gavin Ramsey (Armagh Observatory): Superflares on the Sun and Solar-type stars

Dec. 8: Rachel Thomas (San Francisco University, USA):

Nov 10: John Hammersley (Overleaf): Founding Overleaf: My experience of going from academia to industry to start-up founder, now with over eight million users worldwide

Nov 24: Frederico Martins (Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory) Using atom-like spins in semiconductors toward scalable quantum computing

Oct 27: Kevin Heng (University of Bern, Switzerland): The Atmospheres of Exoplanets: Albedos and Phase Curves of Celestial Bodies

Oct 13: Sandra Chapman and Robin Ball (Warwick): Nobel Prize in Physics - 2021