Date: Wednesday 27th of March, 13:30. Location: INB3305 (Isaac Newton Building). ‘Autonomous mechanisms inspired by biology’ by Francis Woodhouse, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK. Abstract: Unlike the air around us, biological systems are not in equilibrium: cells consume chemical energy to keep growing and moving, forming a clear arrow of time. The recent creation… Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 6th of March, 14:00. Location: INB3305 (Isaac Newton Building). ‘Listening to the electrical noise for nanofluidic sensing’ by Adelchi Jacques Asta, Laboratoire PHENIX, Department of Chemistry, Sorbonne University, Paris, France. Abstract: Moving from microfluidics, which is now a well-established field, to nanofluidics requires the development of computational tools. Using the Lattice Boltzmann Electrokinetics… Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 5th of December, 13:30. Location: INB3305 (Isaac Newton Building). ‘Polymer choreography in the nuclear pore complex’ by Bart Hoogenboom, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UCL, London, UK. Abstract: To regulate macromolecular transport into and out of the cell nucleus, the cell relies on giant macromolecular machines called nuclear pore compexes (NPCs). NPCs span… Read More ›
Xiaohu Guo from Daresbury Laboratory, UK, Fabien Paillusson, Marco Pinna and Andrei Zvelindovsky from the University of Lincoln, UK and Ryoichi Yamamoto from the University of Kyoto in Japan have secured a grant from CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire) for organizing a CECAM Workshop “Emerging behaviour in active matter: computational challenges” in 2019.
Date: Wednesday 7th of November 2018, 14:00. Location: DCB1105 (David Chiddick Building). ‘Structure and properties of extended defects in materials through first principles calculations and electron microscopy’ by Keith McKenna, Department of Physics, University of York, York, UK. Abstract: Semiconducting and insulating materials are ubiquitous in nature and find diverse applications in technology. Such materials are… Read More ›
Date: Monday 5th of November 2018, 14:00. Location: INB3305 (Isaac Newton Building). ‘Active lubrication with ionic liquids’ by Fernando Bresme, Professor of Chemical Physics, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, London, UK. Abstract: Ionic liquids have been the subject of intense investigation in the last years. They feature high thermal stability and ionic conductivity, as… Read More ›
Date: Friday 26th of October 2018, 14:00. Location: INB3102 (Isaac Newton Building). ‘Dynamics of interfaces in fluid-mechanical problems’ by Yulii Shikhmurzaev, School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Date: Wednesday 31st of October 2018, 15:00. Location: INB3305 (Isaac Newton Building). ‘Size and shape effects on thermodynamic properties on nanoscale volumes of water’ by Dick Bedeaux, Porelab, Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Abstract: Small systems are known to deviate from the classical thermodynamic description, among other things due to… Read More ›
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On Wednesday 26th September Andrei Zvelindovsky gave a short talk titled “Newton’s mathematics revolution and modern physics” at the Gravity Fields Festival, the home place of Isaac Newton (Woolsthorpe Manor). Andrei showed how calculus is used to explain beautiful and enigmatic patterns in one of newest fields of physics – nano-physics. Newton is…
Date: Wednesday 10th of October 2018, 14:00. Location: INB3305 (Isaac Newton Building). ‘Quasicrystal formation in soft matter’ by Andrew J. Archer, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. Abstract: In the early eighties quasicrystals (QCs) were first observed by Shechtman in metallic alloys, leading to the award to him of a Nobel prize in… Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 3rd of October 2018, 14:00. Location: INB3305 (Isaac Newton Building). ‘Modelling multicomponent fluid flows with the lattice Boltzmann method’ by Halim Kusumaatmaja, Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham, UK. Abstract: I will present a free energy lattice Boltzmann approach to simulate multicomponent fluid flows. The method is flexible, as it allows different number… Read More ›
From June 25th to June 27th 2018 the School of Mathematics and Physics hosted a CECAM workshop “Nano-structured soft matter: a synergy of approaches to amphiphilic and block copolymer systems” bringing together experts in two research fields of soft matter physics: block co-polymers and lipid amphiphilic systems. The aim of the workshop was to facilitate… Read More ›
Back from helping Iain Bethune run the CP2K summer school in at the national lab in Daresbury. Also big help from Sanliang Ling and David Benoit. Over the summer solstice we could have seen the sun come up at dipolehenge made from bits of old synchrotron The school was, I think, a big success.
There will be a CECAM workshop at the University of Lincoln (Isaac Newton Building), 25-27th of June 2018, on Nano-structured soft matter: a synergy of approaches to amphiphilic and block copolymer systems. Andrei Zvelindovsky, Fabien Paillusson, Martin Greenall and Bart Vorselaars from the University of Lincoln and Xiaohu Guo from Daresbury Laboratory have successfully applied for… Read More ›
On 24th of January 2018 Fiona Bissett had her graduation ceremony in Lincoln Cathedral. Fiona is our second graduate in the history of the school, and the first Master by Research. Her Master of Science by Research thesis “Computational study of the self-assembly of hypoxanthine in the gas-phase and on the Au(111) surface” was written under the… Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 24th of January 2018, 13:00. Location: MB1020 (Minerva Building). ‘Cell Membranes in Biotechnology’ by Alan D. Goddard, School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Abstract: Biotechnology is currently used to produce an array of useful molecules. However, many of these molecules are toxic to the cells that produce them. A neglected… Read More ›
On 23-24 October 2017 Professor Lev Kantorovich from the King’s College London is visiting Dr Matthew Watkins and Dr Sergey Chulkov for a collaborative work on CP2K.