2007 Seminars

Lists of 2008 Seminars by date

Wednesday 19 DecemberProfessor Roy Clarke - University of MichiganSurface/interface scattering - Coherent Bragg Rod Analysis (COBRA) of oxide and semiconductor interfaces
Wednesday 12 DecemberKeith Mason, CEO - STFCSTFC Delivery Plan
Tuesday 18 DecemberMiguel Ortuño - Universidad de MurciaRelaxation and aging in glasses
Friday 14 DecemberValerio Rossi - Istituto di Struttura della materia, RomeTime-Resolved measurements by Free Electron Laser spontaneous emission: A proposal for sub-picosecond pump & probe structural and spectrometric investigations
Tuesday 4 DecemberChris Pickard - St. Andrews

Ex nihilo structure prediction: metallic hydrides, metallic hydrogen?


Thursday 29 NovemberProf. Swapan Chattopadhyay - The Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and TechnologyParlez-vous Beams! - Ordered Brilliance in Nano-space for Fleeting Moments”
Tuesday 27 NovemberTBA
Tuesday 20 NovemberTBA
Friday 16 NovemberJawwad A. Darr - University College LondonNanoceramics Synthesis and Discovery; Clean, Fast and Controllable Methods
Tuesday 13 NovemberGiannoula Theodorakopoulos - National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens

Calculations on excited electronic states of small molecules and larger systems

Tuesday 6 NovemberJames F. Annett - Bristol

Spin-orbit effects in unconventional superconductors


Tuesday 30 October
Victoria García Sakai - ISIS FacilityThe effect of environment on the dynamics of macromolecules as probed by QENS
Friday 25 October

Professor Don Perkins - Oxford University

Early days in cosmic rays
Monday 22 OctoberKen Littrell - Oak Ridge National LaboratorySANS with spin - MISANS and allied techniques
Tuesday 16 OctoberRobert van Langh - Rijks Museum, AmsterdamRenaissance bronzes and their manufacturing techniques
Tuesday 9 OctoberCarla Molteni - King's College, LondonMutagenesis computer experiments in ligand-gated ion channels
Tuesday 2 OctoberPaco Guinea - ICMM, MadridThe physics of graphene
Monday 1 OctoberYoung-Kee Kim - Deputy Director of FermilabProject X


Thursday 27 SeptemberMartin R. S. McCoustra - Heriot-Watt UniversityStars ‘r’ Us! “The Cosmic Chemical Connection”
Tuesday 25 SeptemberTBATBA
Tuesday 18 SeptemberJacobo Santamaría - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Competing Ferromagnetism and Superconductivity at Cuprate / Manganite Interfaces
Tuesday 11 SeptemberProf. Wilson C K Poon - University of EdinburghPhysics from Colloids: The modern legacy of Einstein and Perrin
Wednesday 26 SeptemberAyano Chiba - ISISPressure-induced structural changes of liquid As and liquid Sb


Tuesday 7 AugustRoger Pynn - University of Indiana at Bloomington, UCSB and LANLPrisms, Waveplates and Interference: Using Analogies between Neutrons and Light to Design New Neutron Scattering Instruments
Wednesday 1 AugustChris Stock - ISISMagnetism and Superconductivity in CeCoIn5
1 AugustJohn Womersley - STFC

Developing STFC's science and technology strategy


Tuesday 31 JulyMarat Gaifullin - National Institute for Materials Science, TsukubaVortex phase diagram in layered HTSCs with intrinsic Josephson effect
Friday 20th JulyRobert A. Robinson - Bragg Institute, ANSTO, AustraliaNew Neutron and Photon Sources in Australia: OPAL and the Australian Synchrotron Sources, Beam Lines and Recent Progress
Tuesday 17 JulyChristian Ruegg - University College, LondonQuantum Dimer Materials:
Interplay of Quantum and Thermal Fluctuations Studied by Neutron Scattering
Tuesday 10 JulyRoderich Moessner - University of Oxford

Frustrated Magnetoelastics

Tuesday 3 JulyTBATBA


Thursday 28 JuneProfessor Mike Dunne - Director of Central Laser Facility

The Central Laser Facility: A 30th birthday celebration and outlook

Tuesday 26 June

Steve Bennington - ISIS Facility

Fast Ignition Fusion: Is this the future of neutrons
Tuesday 19 JunePietro Ballone - Queen's University, Belfast

Entropy-driven polymerisation of phosphorus and sulphur: A simulation study

Thursday 14 JuneAlan Bross - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider R&D in the US - "Two Mints in One?"

Monday 4 June 2007George Reiter - University of HoustonWater as  a Complex Quantum System: the proton momentum distribution in confined water, acids and bases


Thursday 31 May

Prof. Mike Pepper - Cavendish Laboratory , University of Cambridge

Applications of Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy
Thursday 24 MayProfessor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith FRS - Director UKAEA Culham Division, Chairman Consultative Committee for Euratom on FusionThe Path to Fusion Power
Thursday 17 MayUgo Amaldi - University Milano Bicocca and TERA FoundationHadron therapy: applications of accelerator technologies to cancer treatment
Tuesday 15 MayFrancis Pratt - ISIS

Critical and Quantum Critical Behaviour in Molecular Magnets

Tuesday 1 MayPeter Holdsworth - University of Oxford

Magnetic properties of La2CuO4. The U-t-t'-t'' Hubbard model and the dilution problem


Thursday 26th AprilProfessor Frank Close OBE - Professor  of  physics  and  fellow at Exeter  College,  Oxford

Human Space Exploration: Science Fiction or Science Fact? 

Wednesday 25 AprilProf. Michele Parrinello - 2007 Hinshelwood Lecturer in Physical Chemistry,University of Oxford. Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zurich

The challenge of complexity: present and future of atomistic simulations

Tuesday 24 AprilBruno Dorner -Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble “What Does One Measure in Inelastic Neutron Scattering? - Data Analysis and Integrated Intensities.”


Thursday 29 MarchHinrich Grothe - Vienna University of Technology

Metastable Nitric Acid Hydrates – Possible Constituents of Polar Stratospheric Clouds?

Thursday 29 MarchProfessor Rob Fender - School of Physics & Astronomy University of Southampton

Eight powers of ten: black hole accretion on all mass scales

Tuesday 20 MarchJosé C Gómez-Sal - University of Cantabria, Santander

Complementarity of neutron and muSR techniques for the study of inhomogeneities in strongly correlated systems: The CeNi1-xCux case

Tuesday 13 MarchPeter Kopietz - University of Frankfurt

Spin-wave interactions in quantum antiferromagnets and Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons

Tuesday 6 MarchMalte Grosche - Royal HollowayExploring the edge of magnetism in NbFe2
Thursday 1 MarchAlan Drew - University of FribourgSpin injection and transport in a metal-organic spin valve


Tuesday 27 FebruaryPaul Goddard - University of Oxford

The Fermi Surface of AuZn: towards an understanding of the shape memory effect

Thursday 22nd FebruaryProfessor Mike Lockwood - RAL and Southampton University

The Rough Guide to the Moon and Mars:
IHY and Essential Physics for the Space Traveller

Thursday 22nd FebruaryStephanie Finet - Protéines: Biochimie Structurale et Fonctionnelle,

Dynamical properties of proteins under stress: alpha-crystallins (eye lens proteins) and other small heat shock proteins


Tuesday 20 FebruaryJerry Mayers - ISIS

Temperature dependence of the Kinetic Energy and spatial order through the supersolid transition in 4He

Tuesday 13 FebruaryAndrew Parry - Imperial CollegeWetting Transitions: Past, Present and Future
Thursday 8 FebruaryProfessor Sir Chris Llewellyn-Smith - Director UKAEA Culham Division

The Path to Fusion Power

Tuesday 6 FebruaryChris Stock - ISIS

Disordered Spin Ground State in a S=1 Triangular Lattice

Friday 2nd FebruaryPeter Cloetens - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, GrenobleHard X-ray microscopy and tomography


Tuesday 30 JanuaryAndrew F. Ho - Imperial College

Strong correlation physics in ultra cold atom traps

Thursday 25 January

Dr Marialuisa Aliotta - University of Edinburgh

Nuclear Astrophysics: A journey through the creation of chemical elements and our cosmic inheritance
Tuesday 23 JanuaryGeorge E. Froudakis - Heraklion

Designing Nanoporous Materials for Hydrogen Storage

Friday 19th JanuaryJorg Zegenhagen - ESRFX-ray investigations of single crystal electrodes in aqueous electrolyte
Tuesday 16 JanuaryRoss McKenzie - University of Queensland, Brisbane

Interplay of unconventional superconductivity and frustrated antiferromagnetism

Monday 8th JanuaryV.G.Storchak - Kurchatov Institute, Moscow

Spintronics via μSR: Magnetic Polarons in Magnetic Semiconductors

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