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School of Physics and Astronomy

Live from Jodrell Bank festival, aerial shot of crowd.

Events

Find out more about the events, seminars and public lectures you can attend in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Advanced Modular Reactors: the future of Nuclear Power in the UK?

11:30 - 12:30 02 May 2019

In 2018 the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy initiated a competition to look at the feasibility of a range of new reactor technologies, as the next step from the current water cooled reactor technology. Funding was given to 7 advanced fission reactor designs and a small fusion reactor to carry out the feasibility studies, w..

Schuster Colloquium - Professor Timothy Spiller - Quantum Technologies

15:00 - 16:30 08 May 2019

Professor Timothy Spiller (University of York) Quantum technologies are new disruptive technologies in which fundamental aspects of quantum physics are instrumental in providing advantages over the conventional technology counterparts. Examples include quantum computing, sensing, imaging and communications; I'll outline examples and illustrat..

International responses to crisis: Communications, “remediation” measures and their psychosocial impacts (focus on Chernobyl and Fukushima)

12:00 - 14:00 24 June 2019

12:00-13:00 Lunch and lecture 13:00-14:00 Activity session (optional) Delivered by the National Nuclear Laboratory’s Director of External Relations, Adrian Bull, and Plant Chemist and lead for its R&D programme on Public Engagement with Nuclear Issues, Reuben Holmes. During the activity session, attendees will collaborate in small groups..

bluedot 2019

18 - 21 July 2019

Jodrell Bank's multi-award winning festival of discovery is set to return to for its fourth outing on 18-21 July 2019, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope, bluedot combines a truly stellar line-up of music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, ex..

UK approaches to public engagement with nuclear issues

12:00 - 14:00 28 August 2019

12:00-13:00 Lunch and lecture 13:00-14:00 Activity session (optional) Delivered by the National Nuclear Laboratory’s Director of External Relations, Adrian Bull, and Plant Chemist and lead for its R&D programme on Public Engagement with Nuclear Issues, Reuben Holmes. During the activity session, attendees will collaborate in small groups..

International approaches to public engagement with nuclear issues

12:00 - 14:00 17 October 2019

12:00-13:00 Lunch and lecture 13:00-14:00 Activity session (optional) Delivered by the National Nuclear Laboratory’s Director of External Relations, Adrian Bull, and Plant Chemist and lead for its R&D programme on Public Engagement with Nuclear Issues, Reuben Holmes. During the activity session, attendees will collaborate in small groups..

UK approaches to public engagement with nuclear issues

12:00 - 14:00 10 December 2019

12:00-13:00 Lunch and lecture 13:00-14:00 Activity session (optional) Delivered by the National Nuclear Laboratory’s Director of External Relations, Adrian Bull, and Plant Chemist and lead for its R&D programme on Public Engagement with Nuclear Issues, Reuben Holmes. During the activity session, attendees will collaborate in small groups..

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