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Upper limit on electron scattering observed

The so-called Planckian limit on scattering of charge carriers is experimentally confirmed in a high-temperature superconductor.

Thu 29 Jul 2021, 10:51 | Tags: Research

How growing cells process physical information

Cells grow and move. In cancer, the growth of one cell type over another is a key hallmark of the disease. But how do cells actually process information on local physical stresses, like pressure?

Tue 27 Jul 2021, 19:53 | Tags: Research

A roadmap for ultrafast spectroscopy

Researchers from the Department have led and contributed to the 2021 Roadmap for Ultrafast Spectroscopy, highlighting trends and opportunities in the science of probing electron and atom motion on the shortest timescales feasible.

Tue 06 Jul 2021, 09:30 | Tags: Research

PhD Thesis Prize 2021

Many congratulations to Drs Elena Cukanovaite, James Gott and Samuele Ferracin, for their success in the 2021 PhD Thesis Prize competition. Elena won the Winton Prize for Astrophysics, James was awarded the Springer Thesis Prize, while Samuele is the recipient of the Faculty of Science and Department of Physics Thesis prize. Read on for more details about the prizes and their research.

Model Independent Simulation Complexity of Complex Systems

What happens at the molecular lever when a photon hits the eye or light shines on a leaf?

Physical processes occurring on nanometre length scales and femtosecond time scales typically undergo complex dynamics involving multilevel quantum systems. Understanding such complex quantum dynamics is a major open challenge. Foremost among them is the dimension of the Hilbert space  involved, which determines the number of parameters necessary for understanding the dynamics. This is typically done by fitting models of various degrees of sophistication to experimental data.

Fri 14 May 2021, 12:54 | Tags: Research

Controlling Magnetic Anisotropy Using Isotropic Cation Substitution

Study reveals a novel form of symmetry breaking driven by chemical intervention: an anisotropic change in magnetic properties is induced by ionic substitution of an isotropic species.

Tue 13 Apr 2021, 12:38 | Tags: Research

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