The Department is host to six major lecture series, plus the Saturday Morning Science programme which sees some of the University’s top experts explore their specialist subjects across the scientific spectrum in public talks aimed at high school students and adults alike.
In an ideal world, any published experiment could be reproduced exactly from the scientific record, but in practice this is often hard or impossible. The OpenFlexure project uses open source hardware and software methodologies to address many of the challenges we face when sharing a complicated instrument. >>Full Lecture Information
'The Event Horizon Telescope - Imaging Black Holes' delivered by Prof. Heino Falcke (Radboud University, Netherlands), one of the pioneers of this experiment, who reviews its results, scientific implications and future developments.
Chi Onwurah MP was the invited speaker to deliver the 2023 Gareth Roberts Lecture. The lecture was titled: ‘A Life in Science, Engineering and Politics’. Chi Onwurah is currently Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital.
Dame Sue Ion delivers the 2022 annual Sir Gareth Roberts lecture, part of the Physics major lecture series.
Understanding the behaviour of polymeric materials with neutron scattering with Professor Dame Julia Higgins, Imperial College London.
Quantum optics with artificial atoms' - the 2018 Rochester Lecture delivered by Professor Pascale Senellart from CNRS (Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology).
Professor Alain Aspect (Institut d'Optique, Palaiseau, France) delivers the 2012 Rochester Lecture on 'From Einstein to Wheeler: wave particle duality for a single photon'.
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