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Joshua Berryman visiting

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dr Joshua Berryman from the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit of the University of Luxembourg visited us on 18 January 2017. He gave a seminar on ‘The early crystal nucleation process in hard spheres shows synchronised ordering and densification’. It attracted another visitor, Dr Richard Graham from the University of Nottingham, who is also… Read More ›

Dick Bedeaux visiting

Professor Dick Bedeaux from the Department of Chemistry at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, is visiting us on 6-11 December 2016. He gave a seminar on “Curvature dependence of the heat and mass transfer resistances of the surface of nano bubbles and droplets”.

ARCHER webinar

Matt Watkins visited Iain Bethune at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC, the administrators of the national supercomputer, ARCHER). We recorded a webinar tutorial focusing on the recent work that Matt and Sergey Chulkov have carried out on methods to calculate excited states of molecules and crystals in the CP2K code (funded by an eCSE… Read More ›

Visiting York

Matt Watkins visited the group of Keith McKenna, in the Department of Physics at University of York, and gave a snappily titled seminar “Using Scanning Probe Microscopes and Computational Spectroscopy to ‘see’ Polarons on TiO2 and reveal 3D Solvation Structures on CaF2“. Was York the previous most recently founded physics department in the UK?

Engineering Polarons at Metal Oxide surfaces

Matt Watkins recently published a combined experimental / computational study examining polarons near the surface of titanium dioxide in Physical Review Letters. A novel surface preparation technique, involving nearly 100 sputter/anneal cycles allowed Scanning Tunneling  Microscopy measurements of the polarons at temperatures as low as 4K. At 4K the polarons were frozen in location, in… Read More ›

New research sheds light on the surprising physical behaviour of exotic phases in liquid mixtures

In collaboration with Durham university, a scholar of theoretical physics from the University of Lincoln has published new findings about the surprising behaviour of exotic phases forming in liquids in Physical Review Letters – the world’s premier physics letter journal. Dr Fabien Paillusson, Lecturer in the School of Mathematics & Physics, specialises in theoretical and computational modelling,… Read More ›

Bart Vorselaars visits the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology in Canada

Bart Vorselaars visits the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Waterloo in Canada for a joint research project with Prof. Mark Matsen and Dr. Russell Spencer.

Presentation in Coimbra on crystallization by Bart Vorselaars

Bart Vorselaars was invited to the Crystallize Annual COST meeting in Coimbra, Portugal (6-8th of April) and gave a presentation with the title “Nucleation from an aqueous solution and in a melt: inferring critical sizes and rates from simulation“.

Research highlights 2014-2015

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IoP Meeting on Physical Aspects of Polymer Science, Manchester

From Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th of September, Bart and Martin attended the Institute of Physics conference Physical Aspects of Polymer Science.  Both gave talks on recent results, with Bart reporting on field-theoretic simulations of diblock copolymers and Martin presenting calculations on disk-like bicelles. A number of speakers paid tribute to Professor Sir Sam Edwards (1928-2015), one of… Read More ›

The future of multi-scale soft matter modeling

International Lorentz workshop “The future of multi-scale soft matter modeling” took place on 31.08-4.09.2015 in Leiden, Holland. Around 25 scientists, including PhD students, took part in intensive program comprising  of lectures, poster and oral presentations and extensive Q&A and discussion sessions. The discussed simulation methods ranged from quantum and full atomistic molecular dynamics to various… Read More ›

International workshop in Holland

Fabien presents poster “Curvature induced phase separation in cubic phases” at Lorentz workshop “The future of multi-scale soft matter modeling”, 31.08-4.09.2015, Leiden, Holland.    

Lincoln Physics Seminar

Lincoln Materials Science Platform School of Mathematics and Physics   Professor Lev Kantorovich King’s College London   Monday, 17 November 2014 JBL0W05 – 10am   Theoretical Insight into the Role of Kinetics in Atomic-Scale Surface Processes Joseph Bamidele1, David Abbasi-Pérez2, Robert Turansky3, Jose M. Recio2, Ivan Stich3, and Lev Kantorovich1 1King’s College London, 2Universidad de Oviedo, 3Institute… Read More ›

2nd Lincoln Soft Matter Seminar

Lincoln Materials Science Platform School of Mathematics and Physics   Dr Kostas Daoulas Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany   Monday 3rd November 2014 JBL2W02- 1pm   Studying soft materials for specific technological applications with “top-down” coarse-grained models   Studying soft matter on large time and length scales with computer simulations requires drastically coarse-grained… Read More ›

First Lincoln Soft Matter Seminar

Lincoln Materials Science Platform School of Mathematics and Physics   Professor Alexander Böker   Wednesday 22 October 2014 JBL3C01- 2pm   Ultra-thin Self-Assembled Protein-Polymer Membranes: A New Pore Forming Strategy   Patrick van Rijn, Murat Tutus, Christine Kathrein, Nathalie C. Mougin, Hyunji Park, Christopher Hein, Marco P. Schürings, and Alexander Böker*   DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive… Read More ›

Block copolymer talk at ACS meeting in Dallas

Today Andrei gave an invited talk “Block copolymers in confinements and under external fields: Computer simulation” at the symposium Structure for Function: Rational Design of New Functional Polymeric Materials organized by Chinedum Osuji and Roy Shenhar as a part of 247th ACS National Meeting and Exposition (March 16-20, 2014, Dallas, Texas, USA). The overall meeting’s motto was: “Chemistry… Read More ›

Distinguished Visitor Seminar – Johan van der Maarel

“Biophysics and Complex Fluids” by Dr. Johan R. C. van der Maarel Associate Professor in Biophysics Department of Physics Faculty of Science National University of Singapore on Tuesday, 14th May 2013 in LE002, UCLan, at 15:00 My Inspiration. As a little boy, I always disassembled my toys in order to find out how they work. This obsession… Read More ›

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