The South East Physics Network (SEPnet) is network of Nine Physics Departments working together with the common objective of advancing and protecting Physics as a strategically important subject in the UK. The consortium is governed by a board of senior representatives from the partner universities, with a part-time independent Chair and an Executive Director.
What if I told you that the world was two-dimensional? In a way that should surprise you more than if I told you it was ten-dimensional. We're all quite happy to accept that the world might be more complicated than our senses suggest — but could it be simpler?
Antarctica has always been a fascinating place for us. Especially as the extreme environment of Antarctica is suitable for extreme science, such as neutrino and cosmic microwave background measurements. Queen Mary are hosting leading scientists from the UK who are working on astrophysics research on Antarctica.
This talk will discuss recent experimental investigations into the internal structure and decay sequences of atomic nuclei that have rather different structures compared to “normal”, everyday matter found on earth. Understanding these exotic, radioactive nuclei is important for fundamental physics ideas of interacting quantum systems and also relates to explanation of the synthesis of chemical elements following explosive supernovae. The experimental techniques outlined in this talk have wide ranging applications which include measurements and evaluation of radiation levels in the human environment – for example after infamous nuclear ‘incidents’ such as Chernobyl and Fukushima and also helping scientists to age geological samples.
Theorists invited to suggest project ideas for incusion in PLATO 2.0 at Queen Mary workshop. On the 4th and 5th of September, Queen Mary University of London will host a workshop to shape the objectives of the European Space Agency (ESA) PLATO mission.
Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London is ranked joint 1st in London with an overall student satisfaction rate of 94 per cent, according to the latest results of a nationwide poll of final-year undergraduates.
Dr Kostya Trachenko is interviewed by the BBC and appears on the BBC News Website discussing his experiment with bitumen. Dr Trachenko set up the experiment together with our undergraduate students, placing bitumen in five separate
STFC's prestigious five-year fellowships are open to early career researchers of any nationality in the areas of Astronomy, Solar and Planetary Science, Cosmology, Particle Astrophysics and Particle Physics (including String Theory).