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Department of Physics and Astronomy

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

Training Course on Visualisation & quantification of tomographic datasets

14 - 15 December 2023

A 2 day training course covering theory and computer-based practical works using the Thermo Scientific™ Amira-Avizo Software. Lab/synchrotron X-ray tomography has emerged as one of the most important techniques for research in a wide range of applications including healthcare, energy, food and geology. Advances in the quality of X-ray beams,...

Winter Solstice Season @ Jodrell Bank

15 - 22 December 2023

Join us as we celebrate Winter Solstice at Jodrell Bank. Over 8 nights this December, we bring you exhibitions, dome shows, crafts and incredible projections illuminating the front of the First Light Pavilion; this is Jodrell Bank as you’ve never seen it before. Enjoy hot chocolate, mulled wine, festive treats and some last-minute gifts in our...

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures LIVE! @ Jodrell Bank

18:00 - 20:30 16 December 2023

Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement are honoured and very excited to announce that we will be live streaming The Royal Institution CHRISTMAS LECTURES this winter as part of our Solstice at Jodrell Bank season. In the 2023 CHRISTMAS LECTURES, Mike Wooldridge will tackle the most important and rapidly evolving field of science today – Artificial...

The Art of Science with Prof. Tim O'Brien

19:30 - 21:00 19 December 2023

The Art of Science: Seeing the Shock of an Exploding Star Every now and again, a previously unknown star becomes visible in the night sky. These events do not mark the birth of new stars but are often explosions of dying stars. In this talk Tim will discuss his favourite exploding star, RS Ophiuchi, focusing on one image that was made following...

Stonehenge: Solstices & Stones with Prof. Mike Parker-Pearson

19:30 - 21:00 20 December 2023

Stonehenge: Solstices & Stones Research in the last 20 years has revolutionised our knowledge and understanding of Stonehenge and the people who built it. This talk presents the major discoveries from archaeological excavations, astronomy, ancient DNA, isotopes and geology about the construction and use of this enigmatic monument. Studies of Stonehenge’s...

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