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STFC funding success for space plasma physics researchers

STFC funding success for space plasma physics researchers

Researchers in the Physics Department's Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science (SPEARS) Group have been awarded £923,000 by the Science and Technology Facilities Council to study the plasma environments within our solar system.

Fri 21 November 2014

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

Events

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Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Dr Malcolm Connolly, University of Cambridge

Friday 28 November 2014, 1500-1600
C1 Physics Building

Microscopy and control of graphene quantum devices

Space Science Seminar: The challenges and problems in measuring energetic electron precipitation into the atmosphere

Space Science Seminar: The challenges and problems in measuring energetic electron precipitation into the atmosphere

Dr Mark Clilverd, British Antarctic Survey

Wednesday 03 December 2014, 1000-1100
Bowland North Seminar Room 20

Significant progress has been made in the understanding of energetic particle precipitation and its effects on the middle and upper atmosphere. Model simulations now include the chemical and energetic forcing from a broad range of energetic particles, including electrons and protons. Studies have shown that significant forcing of the atmosphere can occur during periods of high geomagnetic storm activity, initially driven by processes occurring on the Sun.

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.