UCD School of Physics Seminars

Upcoming seminars: 

Wednesday 5th December at 2pm in SCN 128

PhD Transfer Talk:

Jessica Erkal 

Investigating the role of protostellar jets in star and planet formation

 

Organiser/contact: Prof Ronan McNulty

UCD School of Physics, Belfield Campus, Science Centre North, Seminar Room 128 at 2pm

 

 

Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 10am in SCN 128

PhD Defence Talk -- Public Presentation

Rusul Al-Shammari

Ferroelectric lithium niobate-metallic nanoparticle template s for plasmonic-assisted biosensing applications

 

Organiser/contact: Dr Andrew Mitchell

UCD School of Physics, Belfield Campus, Science Centre North, Seminar Room 128 at 10am

 

 

Thursday 31st January 2019 at 2pm in SCN 128

Title TBA

Dr. Tim Shimwell

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) 

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Organiser/contact: Prof. John Quinn

UCD School of Physics, Belfield Campus, Science Centre North, Seminar Room 128 at 2pm

Thursday 7th February 2019:  No School Seminar

Date TBA

Opening a New Window on the Universe: The Cherenkov Telescope Array

Prof Paula Chadwick 

Department of Physics, University of Durham, UK

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Rare and elusive, very high energy (VHE) gamma rays - a few 10s of GeV and above - are produced in violent events in our Galaxy and beyond and are indicative of the existence of high-energy particle acceleration processes. Detecting them is something of a challenge, but over the last decade, instruments such as the H.E.S.S. and VERITAS telescopes have revealed to us many new VHE gamma-ray emitting objects, providing us with a handle on the origin of cosmic rays, high energy process in active galaxies and even the earliest stars in the universe. The field is now about to undergo a revolution with the construction of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), which will offer unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution. The observatory will provide access to the whole sky, with array in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and represent the first open, proposal-driven, VHE gamma-ray observatory. This talk will put CTA in the context of astroparticle physics and of past efforts to open this new window on the universe before looking at some of the exciting science we expect from CTA.

Organiser/contact: Prof John Quinn

UCD School of Physics, Belfield Campus, Science Centre North, Seminar Room 128 at 2:00pm

 

 

Date TBA

Title TBA

Dr Brian Reville

Centre for Plasma Physics, School of Mathematics and Physics Queen's University, Belfast

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Organiser/contact: Prof Peter Duffy

UCD School of Physics, Belfield Campus, Science Centre North, Seminar Room 128 at 3pm

Date TBA

Time-dependent spectral functions of quantum impurity systems

Prof Theo Costi

Theoretical Nanoelectronics, Peter Grünberg Institut, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

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Organiser/contact: Dr Andrew Mitchell

UCD School of Physics, Belfield Campus, Science Centre North, Seminar Room 128 at 3pm

 

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JJ Eldridge

University of Auckland, Department of Physics 

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Organiser/contact: Dr Morgan Fraser

UCD School of Physics, Belfield Campus, Science Centre North, Seminar Room 128 at 2pm

 

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