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Previous School Seminars

Hilary Term 2016

Seminars are held in the Schrödinger Lecture Theatre, Fitzgerald Building, on Fridays at 12 noon.
Tea and coffee will be provided from 11.30 am in the Fitzgerald Library.

Oscillations in Coronal Mass Ejections
Friday, 29 January 2016, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Professor Valery Nakariakov
Centre for Fusion Space & Astrophysics, Department of Physics, University of Warwick, UK

Physics and Nanotechnology at the Interface with Biology and Medicine
Friday, 5 February 2016, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Professor Sonia Antoranz Contera
Institute of Nanoscience for Medicine, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK

Laser-Based Excitonic Circuits
Friday, 26 February 2016, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Professor Mark T. Lusk
Department of Physics, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Nanoparticle-based Fluorescence Enhancement for Biomedical Applications
Friday, 1 April 2016, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Professor Colette McDonagh
Department of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland

Michaelmas Term 2014

Michaelmas Term 2014 School Seminars (download pdf)


Michaelmas Term 2013

Friday, 27 September, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
The Carbon Shuffle, Nanodesign in Graphene & Graphite using Defects
Prof Malcolm Heggie
Department of Chemistry University of Surrey Guildford, UK

Friday, 11 October, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Lord Rayleigh's Legacy
Prof E A (Ted) Davis
Chair, History of Physics Group Institute of Physics

Friday, 15 November, 2 pm, Schrödinger Theatre
The physics of long range interacting systems
Prof Michael Joyce
Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et des Hautes Energies, Université de Paris VI, France

Friday, 29 November, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Defects in Semiconductors: What do we learn from optical & electrical studies?
Prof Jörg Weber
Institute for Applied Physics, Technical University Dresden, Germany

Friday, 6 December, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Origin of Comets: Persistent Puzzles and Impact Through Time
Prof Mark Bailey
Armagh Observatory Armagh


Hilary Term 2013

Friday 25th January, Schrödinger Theatre
Structural and chemical analysis of nanocarbon
Frank Hauke (University of Erlangen)

Friday 8th February, Schrödinger Theatre
Non-linear photoelectric effects in intense X-ray free electron laser fields
John Costello (DCU)

Friday 15th February, Schrödinger Theatre
Is fear of nuclear radiation scientifically justified? A Fresh Look at the Effect of Radiation on Life
Dr. Wade Allison (Keble College, Oxford)

Friday 8th March, Schrödinger Theatre
Collective spin excitations of magnetic nanostructures
Cyrus Hirijibehedin (University College London)


Hilary Term 2012

Friday, 20th January 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
A search for polarisation fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background
Prof. Creidhe O’Sullivan, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Friday, 27th January 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Towards Microkelvin Temperatures in Nanosamples
Prof. Dominik Zumbuehl, Basel University, Switzerland

Friday, 24th February 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
The events that shaped the face of our planet: A 4567 million year journey through time
Prof. Balz Kamber, Department of Geology, TCD

Friday, 9th March 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Biophysics and viruses
Prof. Gijs Wuite, University Amsterdam, Netherlands


Michaelmas Term 2011

Friday, 21st October, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Wave propagation in complex media: from ultrasound towards cold atoms
Prof. Bart van Tiggelen, CNRS Grenoble, France

Friday,  25th November, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre 
The Magnetic Sun
Dr Peter Gallagher, School of Physics, TCD

Friday,  9th December, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Science: A Four Thousand Year History
Dr Patricia Fara, University of Cambridge, UK

Friday, 16th December, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Magnetism - The Big Picture
Prof. Mike Coey, School of Physics, TCD


Hilary Term 2011

Friday, 28 January, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Multiferroics or how to control magnetization using electric fields
Dr. Claude Ederer, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin

Friday, 25 February, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Observing the nanoworld: electron microscopy in the 21st century
Dr. Valeria Nicolosi, Department of Materials, University of Oxford

Friday,  25 March, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre  Institute of Physics Seminar
Optical vortices: Light in a Spin
Prof. Miles Padgett, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow

Friday,  01 April, 12 noon, Schrödinger Theatre
Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of cluster-cluster aggregation
Prof. Colm Connaughton, Department of Physics, University of Warwick


Michaelmas Term 2010

Friday, 1 October, 12 noon
Physics and Complexity
Prof David Sherrington FRS, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, UK

Tuesday, 19 October, 11 am
The Past, Present, and Future of Supernova Cosmology
Prof. Bob Robert P. Kirshner, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Celebrating the Laser at 50
Friday, 29 October, 12 noon
The Future of Very High Power Lasers
Prof. Matthew Zepf, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Queen's University, Belfast

Friday, 10 December, 12 noon
AtmoCube: An Educational Nano-Satellite for Space Weather Applications
Prof. Mauro Messerotti
INAF-Astronomical Observatory, National Institute of Nuclear Physics & Department of Physics University of Trieste, Italy


Hilary Term 2010

Hilary Term 2010 School Seminars (download pdf)


Michaelmas Term 2009

Michaelmas Term 2009 School Seminars (download pdf)


Hilary Term 2009

Hilary Term 2009 School Seminars (download pdf)


Michaelmas Term 2008

Michaelmas Term 2008 School Seminars (download pdf)