Date: Wednesday 5th of April 2017, 14:00. Location: MB1010 (Minerva Building). ‘Jamming of non-spherical particles’ by Adrian Baule, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London. Abstract: The question of how particle shape affects the dynamical and structural properties of particle aggregates is one of the outstanding problems in statistical mechanics with profound technological… Read More ›
Dr Xiaohu Guo from the Scientific Computing Department of STFC Daresbury Laboratory, UK, visits us on 13-14 March 2017.
Date: Wednesday 22nd of March 2017, 14:00. Location: MB1019 (Minerva Building). ‘The simplest model of a complex fluid’ by R.M.L. Evans, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds. Abstract: Originally invented to describe magnetic materials, the classical XY model has the simplest interactions imaginable. Surprisingly, when subjected to counter-rotating boundaries, it exhibits the non-Newtonian flow regimes… Read More ›
On the 22nd of February 2017 Dr Flor Siperstein from the University of Manchester has visited us and delivered a fascinating seminar on several collaboration stories between computer modellers and experimentalists interested in real life industrial applications.
Date: Wednesday 22nd of February 2017, 14:00. Location: MB1010 (Minerva Building). ‘Using molecular simulations to understand disordered porous materials’ by Flor R. Siperstein, Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Abstract: The properties of disordered porous materials are difficult to predict. Typical characterisation tools provide limited information about the materials, and often they require some… Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 15th of March 2017, 14:00. Location: JBL0C05 (Joseph Banks Laboratories). ‘Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of structure and mechanics of filled elastomers’ by Alexey V. Lyulin, Theory of Polymers and Soft Matter, Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Abstract: Polymer nanocomposites are materials with an abundant of industrial applications…. Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 1st of March 2017, 14:00. Location: MB1010 (Minerva Building). ‘Bionic nanoscopic carriers for precision drug delivery’ by Prof Giuseppe Battaglia, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, London, UK. Abstract: Getting across biological barriers and deliver therapeutic cargo to the right site is indeed a very challenging task that… Read More ›
Dr Robert Jack from Bath visits us and delivers a physics seminar on self-assembly in colloids with indentations.
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 ›
Date: Wednesday 1st of February 2017, 14:00. Location: DCB2100 (David Chiddick Building). ‘Self-assembly and crystallisation in simple models of colloidal systems’ by Robert Jack, Department of Physics, University of Bath, Bath, UK. Abstract: Experiments on colloids are attractive as a route towards new self-assembled materials, and as models within which we can investigate general principles… Read More ›
Date: Tuesday 20th of December 2016, 11:00. Location: JBL2C04 (Joseph Banks Laboratories). ‘Combining theoretical physics with machine learning for materials design’ by David Gao, Condensed Matter & Materials Physics, University College London, London, UK. Abstract: Achieving control over formation of molecular films on insulating substrates is important for designing novel 2D functional materials and devices… Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 18th of January 2017, 14:00. Location: MB1019 (Minerva Building). ‘The early crystal nucleation process in hard spheres shows synchronised ordering and densification’ by Joshua Berryman, Physics and Materials Science, University of Luxembourg, L-1511, Luxembourg. Abstract: We investigate the early part of the crystal nucleation process in the hard sphere fluid using data produced… Read More ›
Originally posted on IOP Lincoln Centre:
an IOP public lecture by Professor Werner Hofer Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK Wednesday 8 February 2017 at 6.30 pm Stephen Langton Building (former EMMTEC) Lecture Theatre, Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln Given the experimental precision in condensed matter physics — positions are measured with errors of…
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”.
Date: Wednesday 30th of November 2016, 16:30. Location: MC0025 (Media, Humanities & Technology Building). ‘Excited State Dynamics in Colloidal Quantum dots’ by Dr. Kevin Critchley, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. Abstract: Semiconductor nanoparticles have unique properties, which have been intensely studied for many promising technological applications over the… Read More ›
Date: Tuesday 6th of December 2016, 13:30. Location: MC3107 (Media, Humanities & Technology Building). ‘Curvature dependence of the heat and mass transfer resistances of the surface of nano bubbles and droplets’ by Dick Bedeaux, Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway. Abstract: We analyse the curvature dependence of the heat… Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 19th of October 2016, 14:00. Location: JBL0C05 (Joseph Banks Laboratories). ‘Modelling polymer crystallisation under flow: from molecular shape to flow properties and crystallisation’ by Dr Richard Graham, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, (UK). Abstract: Polymer molecules, due to their size, move much more slowly than simple molecules. They are sufficiently… Read More ›