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.
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.
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.
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).
Writing in the journal Icarus this week, Professor Carl Murray from Queen Mary’s Astronomy Unit reports that recently discovered disturbances at the very edge of Saturn's outer bright A ring result from a small icy object that formed within the ring and which may be in the process of migrating out of it. They have nicknamed the object, ‘Peggy’.
Abstract : You've heard of Medical Physics, Geophysics, Astrophysics... but have you ever thought about the vital role physics plays in showbiz? Alix Pryde is the BBC's Director of Distribution. She also has a PhD in solid state physics, completed under the supervision of QML's Professor Martin Dove.
The National Student Survey 2014 (NSS), of final year undergraduate students, officially opens at QM on Monday 13 January 2014 and closes on Wednesday 30 April 2014. The NSS website goes live on Monday 13 January, where students can complete the survey online: www.thestudentsurvey.com.