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New funding from NERC to support mid-latitude SuperDARN radar

New funding from NERC to support mid-latitude SuperDARN radar

Professor Jim Wild, jointly with colleagues at the University of Leicester, has secured a NERC award of £423,000, £123,000 of which will come to Lancaster.

Fri 07 November 2014

Forty South Lakes Science teachers visit the faculty

Forty South Lakes Science teachers visit the faculty

On 24th October, forty teachers from across the South Lakes area visited the Faculty of Science and Technology, as part of a partnership between Lancaster University, Research Council UK, and the South Lakes Federation.

Thu 06 November 2014

EPSRC studentship available immediately!

We have an EPSRC studentship in the area of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics available for immediate uptake.

The studentship is for UK applicants only, and candidates should have a minimum of a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. If you are interested, please contact Dr Oleg Kolosov before Friday 21 November 2014.

Thu 30 October 2014

Physics PhD student wins EPSRC Doctoral Prize

Physics PhD student wins EPSRC Doctoral Prize

Peter Hodgson, who has just successfully defended his PhD, has now rounded off the achievement with the award of an EPSRC Doctoral Prize by the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Thu 30 October 2014

Saudi embassy celebrates success of Lancaster physics student

HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud the ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted a celebration at the Saudi embassy on 23rd September to celebrate the success of high-achieving students from Saudi Arabia, including Lancaster physics student Mr Ayash Alrashdi.

Fri 10 October 2014

COSMOS

The Nonlinear and Biomedical Research Group has been awarded a Horizon 2020 research grant Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS) for training European Joint Doctorates. The PhD students enrolled at Lancaster under the scheme will spend at least one year at one of the partner institutions, which are in Potsdam (Coordinator), Aberdeen, Florence, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Graz. Similarly, Lancaster will receive PhD students from the partner institutions. At the end, if all...

Mon 22 September 2014

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Space Science Seminar: How Saturn interacts with the Solar Wind

Space Science Seminar: How Saturn interacts with the Solar Wind

Jamie Jasinski, Planetary Science Group. Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL.

Tuesday 25 November 2014, 1600-1700
Frankland Colloquium Room

Saturn’s interaction with the solar wind is not the same as at Earth. The conditions and processes driving the magnetosphere differ at Saturn. Various phenomena observed at Earth, such as reconnection, flux transfer events, and auroral driving, are compared to observations at Saturn. These include evidence of reconnection from the observation of solar wind plasma in the high latitude regions of the magnetosphere known as the cusps.

Space Science Seminar: Why do space policy and law matter?

Space Science Seminar: Why do space policy and law matter?

Professor David Southwood, Imperial College London.

Tuesday 09 December 2014, 1630-1730
Frankland Colloquium Room

Have you ever worried about why planes can't overfly other nations but no one queries that spacecraft can? Who is responsible if your spacecraft bumps into another? Why can't you use GPS to land an airliner? Are you allowed to collect an asteroid and bring it to the Earth? We'll explore some of the myriad ways in which the global use of space tests humanity's capacity to agree and cooperate out on the final frontier.

Space Science Seminar: Some current problems in magnetospheric MHD

Space Science Seminar: Some current problems in magnetospheric MHD

Professor David Southwood, Imperial College London.

Wednesday 10 December 2014, 0930-1030
Lecture Theatre 6, Management School Building

In this seminar Professor Southwood will tackle some outstanding problems at the cutting edge of space plasma physics research. These include Alfvén waves and their role in MHD instabilities and reconnection, and the electromagnetism of Saturn's rings. Finally he will answer the question: is Saturn's magnetosphere a good model of a pulsar?