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The Department of Physics Colloquia

The hybrid colloquia take place at 13:15 UK time on a Friday (occasionally on other days) in 8W 3.14 (occasionally in other rooms) during the semester.

Seminars 2023/24

The seminars are open to anyone from the university, students are encouraged to attend.

A reception will be held directly after each seminar, where tea and coffee will be provided.

Summer 2024

Date Speaker Institution Title
Friday 7 June 2024 Professor Alexander Schekochihin University of Oxford In search of universality: towards a statistical mechanics of collisionless plasma
Friday 21 June 2024 Dr Jessica Wade Imperial College London Harnessing the functional properties of chiral materials for next-generation technologies
Friday 28 June 2024 Dr Alexander Gumennik Indiana University Bloomington Engineering of Functional Monofilament Fibers

Semester 2 2024

Date Speaker Institution Title
Friday 9 February 2024 Prof Nigel Hussey University of Bristol, UK and Radboud University, Netherlands The allure of linearity: Exploring the link between strange metallicity and high-temperature superconductivity
Friday 23 February 2024 Dr Alessandro Principi University of Manchester Viscous fluids in solid state systems: a tale of interacting electrons
Thursday 7 March 2024 Prof Jascha Repp Universität Regensburg Accessing non-equilibrium at the intrinsic scales of molecules
Friday 8 March 2024 Prof Amalia Patanè University of Nottingham Emergent atomically-thin semiconductors
Friday 15 March 2024 Dr Oleksandr Kyriienko University of Exeter Quantum computing and quantum machine learning: from theory to practice
Friday 22 March 2024 Prof Mete Atature University of Cambridge Shedding Light on Nuclear Spins: Through the looking-glass
Thursday 28 March 2024 Dr Sergei Tretiak Los Alamos National Laboratory Machine learning in chemistry: reactive force fields and beyond
Friday 19 April 2024 Prof Stephen Smartt University of Oxford Searching the sky for explosive transients, stellar mergers and kilonovae
Friday 10 May 2024 Prof Monica Craciun University of Exeter Integration of 2D materials with textiles for applications in wearable electronics
Friday 24 May 2024 Dr Dimitra Georgiadou University of Southampton Nanoscale Materials and Devices for Greener Emerging Technologies
Friday 31 May 2024 Dr Anna Baldycheva University of Exeter Graphene and 2D materials – Truly Smart Materials from computing and health monitoring to building construction and renovation


We keep an archive of speakers. Please find links to our previous talks below.

Contact Us

For any questions about the colloquia, please contact Dr Habib Rostami ( and Prof Kamal Asadi (