Dr. Andrew Jardine Department of Physics, University of Cambridge https://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/directory/jardinea firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-jardine-b849a110/?originalSubdomain=uk Biography: Dr Andrew Jardine is a University Lecturer in Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow and Director of Studies at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He gained his MSci degree in Physics from the University of Nottingham in 1998 and […]Read more "Seeing with Helium Atoms"
Dr Tina Potter Department of physics, University of Cambridge email@example.com https://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-tina-potter https://www.hep.phy.cam.ac.uk/~chpotter/particleandnuclearphysics/mainpage.html Astronomical observations tell us that dark matter makes up 27% of our Universe and experiences the gravitational force, yet we still know very little beyond this. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN continues to search for new, exotic particles that could explain […]Read more "Seeing the invisible: The dark matter puzzle"
Exploring the Nano Cosmos with Subatomic Particles Dr Pietro Maiello Department of Mathematics Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University Dr Maiello is a scientific officer and he looks after the department’s electron microscopes. He also builds things and solves problems https://www.linkedin.com/in/pietro-maiello-62975519/?originalSubdomain=uk The electron microscope is a remarkable piece of equipment used widely in materials […]Read more "Electron Microscopy and X-ray spectroscopy"
Professor Clare Watt Department of Mathematics Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University Professor of Space Physics Space weather specialist CLARE.WATT@NORTHUMBRIA.AC.UK https://researchportal.northumbria.ac.uk/en/researchers/clare-watt(020912be-b929-477e-aaab-f981975e7b14).html The space surrounding the Sun, planets and moons in our solar system is not quite a vacuum, but a sparse domain of high energy electrons, protons and other ions. The amount and energy […]Read more "Space Weather"
Catherine Beauchemin firstname.lastname@example.org https://phymbie.physics.ryerson.ca/~cbeau/ Two essential ingredients of the scientific method are scepticism and independent confirmation – the ability to glean for oneself whether an established theory or a new hypothesis is true or false. But not everyone has the capacity to perform the experiments to obtain such a confirmation. Consider, for example, the costs […]Read more "A physicist’s adventures in virology"
Dr Jess Wade Department of Physics, University of Oxford Dr Jess Wade discussed her research and the challenges that physics and physicists face, and shared some of her work to push for change. About this Event In the first lecture of this new series from the Department of Physics, we heard from Dr Jess Wade, […]Read more "Challenges & Changes in Physics I"
Professor Katherine Blundell OBE Well-trained eyes can be remarkably useful for capturing light curves of evolving objects in the cosmos, even contributing to modern research programmes. This lecture considered how stargazing with imperfect, non-linear human eyes can accomplish such a feat, and the important contributions that this makes to elucidating the phenomena of nova detonations […]Read more "Cosmic Vision: Attentive Eyes"
2020 marks 200 years since the birth of the scientist John Tyndall, who led the Royal Institution’s research following the death of Faraday. The scientific enquiries and new discoveries of John Tyndall cover an incredible diversity, ranging from: magnetism and the bending of light, to heat absorption in gases and global warming, all the way […]Read more "Happy 200th birthday John Tyndall"
The Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, site of cutting-edge research into batteries The hunt is on for the next generation of batteries that will power our electric vehicles and help our transition to a renewables-led future. In this talk, Serena Corr looked at the science behind batteries, discussing why we are hunting for new batteries […]Read more "The hunt for new batteries"
Credit: peter clifford via Flickr How did the brevity of the telegram influence Hemingway’s writing style? How did a young chemist expose the use of Polaroid’s cameras to create passbooks to track black citizens in apartheid South Africa? This talk showcased little-known inventors, particularly people of colour and women, who had a significant impact but […]Read more "The alchemy of us"