Dr Henri Godfrin, Université Grenoble Alpes, Institut Néel - CNRS Grenoble, France
Wednesday 11 December 2013, 1600-1700
Frankland Colloquium Room
Experiments on quantum fluids and solids performed using neutron scattering techniques at very low temperatures are at the origin of our present understanding of strongly interacting many-particle systems, for instance insulators, metals, neutron stars and so on.
Dr Andrew Ferguson, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
Friday 13 December 2013, 1500-1600
C1 Physics Building
'Splitting a single Cooper pair with microwave light' - C1, 3pm
Dr Adrian Grocott, Physics, Lancaster University
Tuesday 17 December 2013, 1015-1040
Management School Building
The Earth's magnetosphere is a highly dynamic region of magnetic and electric fields that mediates the interaction between our planet and its Sun. Invisible to the light and heat which give us life, the magnetosphere protects us from many of the more harmful elements, which emanate from the Sun in the form of a solar wind of energetic particles.