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Meetings and events with WCUS representation

APS March Meeting: Connor Mosley gave a talk about our recent work on the hysteresis of a magnetic-to-magnetic phase transition.

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10 years of the RTP's

Research Technology Platforms 10-year celebration seminar seriesLink opens in a new window

As part of our 10-year anniversary celebrations, the Research Technology Platform (RTP) Department is running a seminar series to showcase how the RTPs can support your research in key areas.

Seminars are open to all researchers within the University. Follow the links below to find out more and register.


Structure of Materials: Monday 22nd April 2024, 1-3.30pm, Zeeman MS.01Link opens in a new window


Research Computing: Wednesday 1st May 2024, 3-5pm, PLT, Physics ConcourseLink opens in a new window


Imaging and Particle Size Analysis: Thursday 9th May 2024, 10am-12pm, L5, Chemistry ConcourseLink opens in a new window

Probing Biological and Chemical Structure: Thursday 16th May 2024, 2pm-3.30pm, GLT3, Warwick Medical SchoolLink opens in a new window


Composition of Materials: Monday 20th May 2024, 10am-12pm, L4, Chemistry ConcourseLink opens in a new window

Tue 09 Apr 2024, 16:28 | Tags: Lab development Seminar News

Thanks for attending the UK THz Workshop

THz Workshop poster winnersThanks to everyone who attended the UK THz Workshop last week! We had a packed schedule of talks, over 30 posters, and 100 attendees from across the UK and beyond. Many congratulations to our Poster competition prize winners:

Congratulations to our poster prize winners: Reshma Anamari Mohandas (Leeds) and Peter Karlsen (Exeter) won the postdoc prize; Luana Olivieri (Sussex), Connor Mosley (Warwick), Lucy Hale (UCL) and Matt Reeves (Bath) won the PhD prize.

Tue 18 Dec 2018, 10:00 | Tags: Conferences PhD Prizes/awards News

Nobel Prize Colloquium : Intense Laser Beams

White light generated from a plasma On 24th October a special Departmental Colloquium in the Physics Department commemorated the recent 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Sutherland. The prize celebrated the trios' "groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. Dr Gavin Morley spoke about the invention of optical tweezers, and their widespread adoption and use today. Dr James Lloyd-Hughes described the discovery and principles of chirped-pulse amplification, which is now used worldwide to create incredibly intense laser pulses for laser machining (micromachining and laser eye surgery) and scientific applications.

Chirped pulse amplification is the technique used in WCUS to produce our amplified laser pulses, which we use to perform ultrafast spectroscopy across the electromagnetic spectrum. As an example of the extreme intensity now routinely available, this video shows the focussed laser beam output producing a plasma (white ball, bottom right). The "buzz" on the video is the sound of the laser creating a mini explosion 1000 times per second. In addition to glowing, the plasma acts as a non-linear source of light, hence the blue/white/red glow on the top left. Thanks to Dr Mick Staniforth & Connor Mosley for the video.

Wed 24 Oct 2018, 17:00 | Tags: Conferences News

UK-THz Workshop @ Warwick

We would like to invite you to the University of Warwick in December to a workshop on terahertz (THz) science and technology, with the theme "THz Instrumentation and Applications". The scientific and technical session of talks and posters will be on Tuesday 11th December, with a welcome dinner on campus the night before (Monday 10th). The event is being organised by Emma MacPherson & James Lloyd-Hughes in Warwick, with help from some of the previous EPSRC Teranet network steering group. Registration and the programme are available here.

Sat 20 Oct 2018, 09:00 | Tags: Conferences Terahertz News

Conference presentations

WCUS members have been presenting our recent work at a few conferences so far this year.

Connor Mosley will be talking at this year's APS March Meeting in Los Angeles about our recent work on hysteresis and spin disorder in the magnetically-induced multiferroic CuO.

James Lloyd-Hughes gave an invited talk at the Max Planck Society's "Functional Interfaces in Materials and Chemistry" research school's annual workshop in Schloss Ringberg, Bavaria. This was an excellent meeting - thanks to the organisers!

James also gave an invited talk at the 2nd Terahertz and Materials Meeting at the University of Chester - thanks to Dr Bin Yang for the invitation and the exciting day of talks.

Mon 05 Mar 2018, 22:57 | Tags: Conferences News

Launch day: Thursday 15th December

To celebrate the completion of the new laboratory hosting the WCUS, we are hosting a launch event on Thursday 15th December. The day will feature keynote talks from three prominent experts on ultrafast spectroscopy from across the UK, along with a poster session showcasing some of the work already going on at Warwick in this area. We will also have an official opening of the new laboratory.

Fri 18 Nov 2016, 22:58 | Tags: Seminar