Ripples of Gravity, Flashes of Light: The Dawn of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Prof Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow, UK Introduction The first ever direct detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO and Virgo Scientific Collaborations, from the collision of two massive black holes more than a billion light years away, was widely hailed as the biggest […]Read more "IOP Materials and Characterisation Christmas Lecture 2019"
I wanted to see the play for several reasons: 1) I am a physicist 2) I am a practising Roman Catholic 3) I find Alan Davies and David Baddiel very funny, normally I have never had a problem with being a Catholic and a physicist. To me quantum mechanics is so beautiful and weird that […]Read more "A review of “God’s Dice” by David Baddiel"
Michael Foale My notes from the talk (if they don’t make sense then it is entirely my fault) Introduction to the talk by Martin Archer and Julie Keeble Dr Martin Archer (Space Physicist, Queen Mary University of London)@martinarcher He studies Earth’s space environment and how seemingly empty space is in fact an incredibly complex and […]Read more "An evening with an astronaut"
Professor Gerry Lander Speaker: Professor Gerry Lander, Former Director of the Institut Laue-Langevin Grenoble, France Prof. Lander retired at the end of 2005 as Director of the Institute for Transuranium Elements (an European Commission Laboratory) in Karlsruhe, Germany, and is now living in Grenoble. He has returned to doing science, at least part time! His […]Read more "Chadwick and Meitner: Discoveries that changed the world"
From Accelerator and Particle Physics to Cancer Treatment Manjit Dosanjh, CERN https://www.iceccancer.org/about-icec/leadership/manjit-dosanjh/ https://www.adams-institute.ac.uk/news/manjit-dosanjh-appointed-visiting-professor-john-adams-institute-oxford-physics-department https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPHU17r1iRU https://indico.lal.in2p3.fr/event/4899/contributions/16507/attachments/13313/16056/Dosanjh-PRAE_Talk-October_2018.pdf My notes from the lecture (if they don’t make sense then it is entirely my fault) Physics technologies involved with the discovery of the Higgs particle A way of illustrating the process Physics technologies for cancer The challenge isn’t the […]Read more "APPEAL 10 Future Accelerator Projects"
After the Higgs Discovery Linear Colliders for Higgs Factories! Philip Burrows Interim Director, John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science Oxford University https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/burrows https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-burrows-23a73328/ https://www.adams-institute.ac.uk/news/linear-collider-%E2%80%93-uk-meeting-john-adams-institute-oxford-september-2013-philip-burrows My notes from the lecture (if they don’t make sense then it is entirely my fault) John Adams Institute A centre of excellence for advanced and novel accelerator technology, providing expertise, […]Read more "APPEAL 10 Future Accelerator Projects"
Welcome to the Big Bang Experience A Brief History and Future of the Large Hadron Collider Dr Stephen Gibson Royal Holloway University of London, Physics Department https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/stephen-gibson(70f6a5f7-e7ad-4b38-a72c-1df1dd76071c).html My notes from the lecture (if they don’t make sense then it is entirely my fault) Perceptions of physicists in the media The Big Bang Theory: how not […]Read more "APPEAL 10 Future Accelerator Projects"