ISIS 2009 Seminars

Information on the seminars from 2009. Click the event title for more information

Tuesday 8 December 2009Andrew Huxley - St AndrewsTitle TBA
Tuesday 1 December 2009John Tse - Canadian Light SourceTitle TBA


Tuesday 24 November 2009Andreas Erb - Walther Meissner Institut, GarchingTitle TBA
Tuesday 17 November 2009Anne de Visser - Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, University of AmsterdamSuperconducting ferromagnets
Tuesday 10 November 2009Patrick Soukiassian - Paris-South University, OrayAmazing Nano-Objects and Nanochemistry at Semiconductor Surfaces and Interfaces


Tuesday 27 October 2009Andrea E. Russell - University of SouthamptonTitle TBA
Friday 23 October 2009Thorsten Schmitt - Paul Scherrer InstitutNew Frontiers for High-Resolution Soft X-Ray RIXS at the SLS
Wednesday 21 October 2009Ulrich Roessler - Leibniz Institute, DresdenSkyrmions in chiral magnets
Tuesday 6 October 2009Markus Garst - University of CologneThermal expansion and magnetostriction close to quantum criticality


25 September 2009Prof. Dr. Helmut Dosch - DESY HamburgGrand Challenges for Megafacilities
15 September 2009

Young Jun Chang - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California,

Electronic properties of SrTiO3: effects of the structural phase transition and interface doping
11 September 2009

Dr Andrew Allen - NIST Gaithersburg, USAXS

Advances in ultrasmall-angle X-ray scattering to address materials problems in energy, biomedicine and infrastructure


10 August 2009

R. Mukhopadhyay - Solid State Physics Division,Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai 400085, India

Molecular motions in confined geometry


22 July 2009

Luís Gargaté - GoLP/IPFN, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

21 July 2009

Mark de Vries - University of St. Andrews

Scale-free antiferromagnetic fluctuations in the S=1/2 kagome antiferromagnet herbertsmithite - two interpretations and their implications
15 July 2009

Bob Cywinski - School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield

Can Thorium Save the Planet?
14 July 2009Speaker TBA 
10 July 2009

Dr Chris Jacobsen - Stony Brook University

X-ray microscopy: where is it at, and where might it go?
7 July 2009

Martin Rotter - University of Oxford

Going beyond the dipole approximation to improve the refinement of magnetic structures by neutron diffraction


30 June 2009Professor Jeffery Tallon - MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, New ZealandExotic or conventional - the physics of High-Tc Superconductors
26 June 2009Dr Alke MeentsOrigin and Temperature Dependence of Radiation Damage in Biological Samples
23 June 2009

Yuri V. Taran - Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna

TOF ND stress analysis of fatigue degradation and martensitic transformation of austenitic steel AISI 321 under uni- and biaxial cycling loading
16 June 2009Speaker TBA 
11 June 2009

Paul Chaikin - Department of Physics, New York University

Experimental Geometry with Colloids and Candies
9 June 2009

Pavlos Lagoudakis - University of Southampton

Nanoscale and Hybrid Optoelectronics
2 June 2009

Jonathan Doye - University of Oxford

Exploring the dynamics of self-assembly and crystallization in coarse-grained models of patchy colloids, proteins and DNA
1 June 2009

Chris Walle - University of Strathclyde

Towards synthetic fibronectin extracellular matrix


26 May 2009

Roberto Car - Princeton University

Spectral Signatures of Short Range Order in Condensed Water Phases
19 May 2009

Julia Yeomans - University of Oxford

Drops on micropatterned surfaces: how butterflies stay dry
12 May 2009

Chris Hooley - University of St. Andrews

A simple theory of the Invar effect in iron-nickel alloys


29 April 2009 Professor David R. Klug - Imperial College LondonThe Brave New World of Multidimensional Coherent Infra-Red Spectroscopy: Early steps towards a novel tool for the study of biological composition, organisation, structure and dynamics
28 April 2009Simon E.V. Phillips - Research Complex, HawellCleaving the Holliday junction: how the synchrotron gave us an insight into the molecular mechanism of inheritance
 21 April 2009Matthias Vojta - Univ. of KoelnLattice symmetry breaking in cuprate superconductors: how stripy is the pseudogap?
 3 April 2009Nigel J Mason - Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Open UniversitySynchrotron Radiation - A perfect mimic of starlight?
 1 April 2009 Rob Edgecock - PPD FFAG Activities in the UK: Emma, Pamela and all that


30 March 2009Professor D.C. Larbalestier - NHMFL Tallagassee, Florida State UniversitySuperconductors for future high field use: Why not multifilamentary YBCO or something even better? 
24th March 2009Kai Bongs - University of Birmingham and Midlands Physics AllianceQuantum gases: quantum simulation of condensed matter and applications in space
20 March 2009Wasi Faruqi - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, CambridgeSilicon Pixel Detectors for Electron Microscopy
16 March 2009Sotiris Xantheas - Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryDevelopment of a new interaction potential for water from first principles and simulation of clusters, liquid water and ice
10 March 2009Chris Howard - Newcastle University, AustraliaStructures and Phase Transitions in Perovskites - Sorting out the Subtlelties
 3 March 2009Sam Carr - University of BirminghamStrong correlation effects in single wall carbon nanotubes


26 February 2009

Luis Fernández Barquín - University of Cantabria

Surface and interparticle interactions in the magnetic and electronic properties of nanosized 3d and 4f compounds
24 February 2009

Dario Arena - National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Element- and Layer-Resolved Magnetization Dynamics at Picosecond Timescales
17 February 2009

Rafa Roldán - Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Univ. Paris-Sud, Orsay

Interplay of metamagnetic and structural transitions in Ca(2-x)SrxRuO4
10 February 2009Ross Stewart - ISISbeta-Manganese
3 February 2009Christy Kinane - ISISOff-specular soft x-ray magnetic scattering from magnetic nanostructures


27 January 2009Cameron Neylon - ISISOpen Access, Open Data, Open Research? The challenges and benefits of enabling public access to publicly funded research
20 January 2009C. F. Majkrzak - NISTAdvancing the Sensitivity of Neutron Reflectometry to Nanoscale Structure
15 January 2009Nic Shannon - University of BristolFun with Frustrated Magnets
13 January 2009Elmar C. Fuchs - WetsusMore Experiments with the Floating Water Bridge
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