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Undergraduate physics research is on the rise

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Originally posted on Study Physics:
Today our undergraduate Physics students presented their summer research results at the University’s UROS poster conference (UROS is Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme). Physics team was one of the largest in the university while we are the smallest school so far: 3 posters were on Experimental Physics and 3 – on…

Physical Aspects of Polymer Science in Swansea

PhD Student Javier Díaz visited Swansea to attend the Physical Aspects of Polymer Science conference, organised by the Institute of Physics, which took place from the 13th  to 15th of September in Swansea, Wales. Scientists from all around the world spoke about a large range of subjects involving polymer physics, including theory, experiments and simulations…. Read More ›

Long ranged interactions between embedded inclusions in a membrane

In 1948 Hendrik Casimir calculated that two metallic plates in a vacuum (absence of particle of any kind…except for the plates themselves that is) would be subject to an attractive force owing to the quantum fluctuations of the electromagnetic field they are embedded in. This Force from nothing has lead to many heated speculations on the… Read More ›

Javier Díaz visited the University of Barcelona

During June 2017, PhD student Javier Díaz  spend 11 days in Barcelona collaborating with Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga who is a  Professor in Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Fundamental Physics at the University of Barcelona. This stay was funded by the santander posgraduate research project fund. Throughout that time Javier was able to discuss with… Read More ›

CP2K User Tutorial and developers meeting

Sergey Chulkov and Matt Watkins helped to deliver the 2017 CP2K user tutorial on ‘Advanced ab-initio MD methods’ at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. CP2K is a multinational open-source code for simulating material properties at an atomistic scale.

News from IOP North East Branch

Originally posted on IOP Lincoln Centre:
Our colleagues at IOP North East Branch reported on Fabien Paillusson’s talk on the 15th June 2017 in Newcastle: ? ? ? ? ? ? The rather curiously titled lecture comes about because Entropy is often accused of being the origin of disorder in the Universe and “Phoenix Wright” is…

Invited seminar in Paris: “N!, indistinguishability and entropy”

Originally posted on Theory of Complex Matter:
On Wednesday 12 July 2017 Fabien Paillusson visited Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée, at Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Sorbonne Universités in Paris and gave a seminar entitled “N!, indistinguishability and entropy: the instructive case of polydisperse systems” Abstract The so-called Gibbs paradox is a paradigmatic…

SOFI CDT Meeting

On Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July, Martin attended the Soft Matter Showcase meeting in Durham organised by the SOFI Centre for Doctoral Training.  The talks covered a wide range of topics, including light-controlled swimming bacteria, metal-coated droplets for drug delivery and making fade-proof paint by learning from how nature produces colour.

54th Newton Lecture by the Head of the School

Originally posted on Maths & Physics News:
On Tuesday 4th of July 2017 Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky, the founding head of the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Lincoln, gave a lecture ‘From Newton’s Light to Electromagnetic Waves: A Path to Enlightening’ at the King’s School in Grantham. The school was founded in 1528 and…

York Workshop

Matt Watkins and Andrea Floris gave talks at the Psi-k funded workshop “Atomic scale materials microscopy: theory meets experiment” held at the National Railway Museum in York, UK. Matt presented ‘3D molecular resolution at solvated Fluorite (111) surface: theory meets experiment‘ and Andrea talked on ‘Mechanisms of Covalent Dimerization on a Bulk Insulating Surface’.

Multicomponent crystals. Copyright (c) Paolo Lucaioli

Scientific thinkers come together at pan-European Crystallize meeting

Scientific thinkers from around Europe will come together for the annual meeting of COST Crystallize. This year the crystallisation-focused meeting is taking place at the University of Lincoln in the UK. Crystallisation – the process of crystal formation via crystal nucleation and growth – is typically employed in chemical manufacturing as a purification step or… Read More ›

IOP Lecture in Newcastle

Originally posted on IOP Lincoln Centre:
On 15 June 2017 Dr. Fabien Paillusson from Lincoln gave an IOP talk ‘Does Mr. Entropy need Phoenix Wright?’ at IOP North East Branch in Newcastle upon Tyne. The talk attracted captivating questions from the audience on the the  role of entropy in a wide range of fields from…

Andy Parnell visits

On the 14th of June 2017 Dr Andy Parnell from the University of Sheffield visited our School and delivered a fascinating seminar on structural colours.  

Conference on Crystallization in Lincoln

A conference on Crystallization will be held at the University of Lincoln on Monday 26th-Tuesday 27th of June 2017. It is the annual meeting of the Crystallize CM1402 EU COST Action involving scientists from 27 different countries. Invited speakers include: Chick Wilson (University of Bath, UK) Joop ter Horst (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK) Jacco… Read More ›

Andrew Masters visits

On the 17th of May 2017 Prof Andrew Masters from the University of Manchester visited our School and delivered a seminar on the virial expansion.  

Paddy Royall visits

On the 26th of April 2017 Dr Paddy Royall from the University of Bristol visited our School and delivered a seminar on five-fold symmetry in condensed matter.  

Adrian Baule visits

On 5th of April 2017 Dr Adrian Baule from School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, visited our group and delivered a seminar.  

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