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UCD School of Physics Seminars: 2016-2017*

  *For updated info on the UCD Space Science and Technology Seminars, 
please visit:
http://www.ucd.ie/physics/spacescience/seminars 

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 

Lecture Title: At the forefront of Astronomy: Gaia, LSST and big data

Speaker: Dr. William O'Mullane, The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Organiser: UCD School of Physics;  Contact: Prof. Lorraine Hanlon

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN-1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

GaiaLSST
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 

Lecture Title: Ultracold Rydberg Physics

Speaker: Prof. Robin Côté, Physics Department, University of Connecticut, USA

Organiser: UCD School of Physics;  Contact: Assoc. Prof. Emma Sokell

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN-1.28 (TBC!) @ 10:00 AM.

U_Conn_logo
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 

Lecture Title: Corneal Cross Linking and Keratoconus

Speaker: Prof. Eberhard Spoerl, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Organiser: UCD School of Physics;  Contact: Assoc. Prof. Brian Vohnsen

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN-1.29 (!!!) @ 3:00 PM.

TUDresden
Thursday, May 4th, 2017 

Lecture Title: Molecular Dynamics of Bilayers at Inorganic Interfaces

Speaker: Prof. Nick Quirke, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry & London Centre for Nanotechnology, Imperial College London, UK

Organiser: UCD School of Physics;  Contact: Assist. Prof. Vladimir Lobaskin

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN-1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

Quirke2017 Bilayers
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 

Lecture Title: Two Topics Related to Gravitational Wave Astronomy

IOP Seminar Speaker: Prof. Shiho Kobayashi, Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Organiser: UCD School of Physics;  Contact: Prof. Lorraine Hanlon

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN-1.28 @ 2:00 PM.

Kobayashi
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 

Lecture Title: Long-time and Large-scale Conformational Transitions in DNA

Speaker: Prof. Ioan Andricioaei, UCI School of Physical Sciences, Department of Chemistry & Department of Physics, University of California, Irvine, USA

Organiser: UCD School of Physics;  Contact: Assoc. Prof. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN-1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

Ioan Andricioaei
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 

Lecture Title: Polarisation studies of gamma-ray burst afterglows

IOP Seminar Speaker: Dr. Klaas Wiersema, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, UK

Organiser: UCD School of Physics;  Contact: Prof. Lorraine Hanlon

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN-1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

Wiersema
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 

Lecture Title: Our Violent Universe - Stellar Explosions, Black Hole Flares and other Transients

 Speaker: Dr. Morgan Fraser, School of Physics, University College Dublin

Organiser: UCD School of Physics;  Contact: Prof. Lorraine Hanlon

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN-1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

‌‌‌NASA2017
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 

Lecture Title: Quantum Condensed Matter at the Nanoscale: From Quantum Dots to Molecular Electronics

 Speaker: Dr. Andrew Mitchell, School of Physics, University College Dublin

Organiser: UCD School of Physics & UCD SChool of Chemistry; Contact: Dr. Andrew Mitchell

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre Hub, Rm. SCH 1.12 @ 3:00 PM.

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 

Lecture Title: Wetting and Interfacial Phenomena in Colloid-polymer Mixtures

 Speaker: Prof. Joseph O. Indekeu, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, KU Leuven, Belgium

Organiser: UCD School of Physics & UCD SChool of Chemistry; Contact: Dr. Hender Lopez Silva

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre Hub, Rm. SCH H2.12 @ 3:00 PM.

leuven
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 

Lecture Title: Recent Achievements in Micro- and Nanodomain Engineering in Ferroelectrics

 Speaker: Prof. Vladimir Ya. Shur, Ferroelectric Laboratory, Ural Center for Shared Use "Modern nanotechnologies", Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Assoc. Prof. Brian Rodriguez

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre Hub, Rm. SCH H2.22 @ 2:00 PM.

‌‌‌‌‌VY Schur 2016
Thursday, November 24th, 2016 

Lecture Title: Multiscale Simulation of Human Telomeric G-Quadruplex DNA: from all-atom to coarse-grained model

 Speaker: Dr. Francesca Mocci, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, Università di Cagliari, Italy

Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Fergal O'Reilly

UCD Institute for Discovery, Science Centre East - Ground Floor, Rm. SCE 0.90 @ 12:00 PM (noon).

‌‌‌‌‌‌mocci
Thursday, November 17th, 2016 

Lecture Title: Stellar tidal disruptions: New light on supermassive black holes

IOP Seminar Speaker: Prof. Phil Armitage, University of Colorado, Boulder
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Prof. Lorraine Hanlon

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN 1.28 @ 2:30 PM.

For additional details, inlcuding and Abstract and directions, please visit: http://www.spacescience.ie/seminar/

‌‌‌‌‌‌armitage
Friday, October 7th, 2016 

Lecture Title:  Ad Astra Per Aspera: An Irish Experience of Sea to Space

 Speaker: Dr. Marc Ó Gríofa, NASA’s NEEMO 21 Aquanaut (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations)
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Prof. Lorraine Hanlon

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN 1.29 @ 1:00 PM.

This event is part of Space Week, 3-8 October, 2016.  For more information on events happening please visit: http://spaceweek.ie

‌‌‌‌‌‌NASA NEEMO21
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 

Lecture Title: Gamma-Ray Burst Astrophysics: Playing Detective with the Universe

 Speaker: Dr. Antonio Martin-Carrillo, UCD School of Physics
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics & The UCD Physics Scientific Society; Contact: Prof. Lorraine Hanlon

UCD School of Physics, Science Hub, Rm. H 1.13 Icon Theatre @ 6:30 PM.

This event is part of Space Week, 3-8 October, 2016.  For more information on events happening please visit: http://spaceweek.ie

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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 

Lecture Title:  Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics of Macromolecular Self-Assembly

 Speaker: 
Prof. Wataru Shinoda, Department of Applied Chemistry, Nagoya University
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics & CECAM-IRL; Contact: Assoc. Prof. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Shinoda
Monday, August 29th, 2016 

Lecture Title:  Smart Materials after 25 years – just how smart are they?

IOP Seminar Speaker: 
Prof. John Huber, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Assoc. Prof. Brian Rodriguez

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

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UCD School of Physics Seminars: 2015-2016

 

Thursday, July 14th, 2016 

Lecture Title:  Solid State NMR of Peptide Aggregates: 150 kDa Aβ(1-42) Oligomers and Designer Self-Assembling Peptides

 Speaker: 
Prof. Anant Paravastu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Assoc. Prof. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

‌‌‌‌‌Anant Paravastu
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 

Lecture Title:  Calculating absolute binding free energies for host-guest complexes

 Speaker: 
Dr. Florentina Tofoleanu, Laboratory of Computational Biology, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Assoc. Prof. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 2:00 PM.

‌‌‌‌NIH
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 

Lecture Title:  Shedding Light on the Early Universe with Gamma-Ray Bursts

 Speaker: 
Dr. Lorenzo Amati, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica di Bologna, Italy
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Prof. Lorraine Hanlon

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 11:30 AM.

‌‌‌‌GRBCosmo Amati
Thursday, June 9th, 2016 (#2) 

Lecture Title:  Analysis of Allosteric Coupling in Proteins

 Speaker: 
Dr. Jens Kleinjung, Division of Mathematical Biology, The Francis Crick Institute, London
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Assoc. Prof. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 4:00 PM.

‌‌Jens K FCI London
Thursday, June 9th, 2016 (#1) 

Lecture Title:  Unraveling the Good and the Bad in Protein Networks: Functional versus Dysfunctional Interactions

 Speaker: 
Prof. Franca Fraternali, Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, Kings College London
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Assoc. Prof. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

‌‌Franca KCL
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 

Lecture Title:  Molecular Anisotropy and Protein Self-assembly

 Speaker: 
Dr. Jennifer McManus, Department of Chemistry, National University of Ireland Maynooth
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

‌‌‌Jen McManus
Thursday, May 19thth, 2016 

Lecture Title:  Particle Accelerators and the High Intensity Frontier

 Speaker: Dr. David Kelliher, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, ASTeC
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Prof. Ronan McNulty

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, TBC: Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

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Thursday, April 21stth, 2016 

Lecture Title:  Modelling Pattern Formation and Waves in Active Biological Fluids

 Speaker: Prof. Marcus Bär, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Berlin
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Vladimir Lobaskin

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, TBC: Rm. 1.28 @ 2:00 PM.

‌‌Marcus Bar2
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 

Lecture Title:  Science and instrumentation at Paranal Observatory

 Speaker: 
Dr. Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mateos, European Southern Observatory
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Antonio Martin-Carrillo

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 2:00 PM.

‌‌ESO building
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 

Lecture Title:  Detector Design for a sub-MeV X-Ray Telescope

 Speaker: 
Prof. Niels Lund, Technical University of Denmark
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Prof. Lorraine Hanlon

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 

Lecture Title:  An Observational Overview of the Millisecond Magnetar Scenario for Long and Short Gamma-ray Bursts

 Speaker: 
Prof. Paul O'Brien, University of Leicester
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Prof. Lorraine Hanlon

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

‌‌GRB_small
Friday, December 11th, 2015 (canceled) 

Lecture Title:  Combining Light and Tips – Coupling Magnetism to Electricity in Multiferroic Heterostructures

 Speaker: Dr. Qing (Helen) He, Department of Physics, Durham University
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Brian Rodriguez

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 2:00 PM.

‌‌Durham Univ.
Thursday, December 10th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Cancer Diagnostics Development Using FEL-mid-infrared SNOM Imaging

 Speaker: Dr. Michele Siggel-King, Department of Physics, University of Liverpool
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Emma Sokell

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 4:00 PM.

Liverpool
Friday, November 27th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Space Qualified COTS Data Handling for ESA's IXV Mission

 Speaker: 
Danny Gleeson, Curtiss-Wright Ltd
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Deirdre Coffey

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre Hub, Rm. H2.12 @ 1:00 PM.

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Friday, November 20th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Gyroscopic Control

 Speaker: Dr. Alberto Torasso
, InnaLabs Ltd
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Deirdre Coffey

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre Hub, Rm. H2.12 @ 1:00 PM.

Innalabs
Friday, November 13th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  High Thrust Apogee Engine Development


 Speaker: Dr. Ronan Wall
, MOOG-ISP
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Deirdre Coffey

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre Hub, Rm. H2.12 @ 1:00 PM.

MOOG Space
Friday, November 6th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Photon Detectors for Space Applications

 Speaker: Dr. Giuseppe Vacanti, Cosine Measurement Systems
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Deirdre Coffey

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 2.31 @ 2:00 PM.

‌‌cosine
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Flexoelectricity: From the Beginnings to the State of the Art

 Speaker: Prof. Gustau B. Catalan, ICREA Research Professor at Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Brian Rodriguez

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre - Hub, Rm. SCH 2.12 @ 4:00 PM.    All welcome.

G_Catalan
Thursday, October 29th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Energy Transduction in Biomolecular Machines

 Speaker: Dr. Gerhard Hummer, Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik, Frankfurt
 Department of Theoretical Biophysics, Director
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN 2.31 @ 4:00 PM.

G Hummer bio-machines
Wednesday, October 29th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Nano Bio Integrated Systems for Point of Care Technology

 Speaker: Prof. Winnie E. Svendsen, Technical University of Denmark
  Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. James Rice

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN 1.28 @ 11:00 AM.

DTU_Svendsen
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Quantum Theory of IR Spectra of H-bonded Species: Overview

 Speaker: Prof. Paul Blaise, Université de Perpignan, LAMPS Laboratory of Mathematics and Physics, Deputy Director
  Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. SCN 1.28 @ 3:00 PM.

‌‌LAMPS
Friday, October 9nd, 2015 

Lecture Title:  The legal challenges posed by the commercialisation of space

 Speaker: Dr. Zeldine O'Brien, Barrister at Law
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Deirdre Coffey

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre Hub, Rm. H2.12 @ 1:00 PM.

spacesci_small
Thursday, October 8th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Breaking symmetry a good thing for energy conversion?

 Speaker: Prof. Steve Dunn, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Brian Rodriguez

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 12:00 PM.

Qmul logo
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Plasmonic nanocones in hybrid configurations

 Speaker: Prof. Monika Fleischer, Institute for Applied Physics, Tübingen, Germany
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. James Rice

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre Hub, Rm. 1.28 @ 11:00 AM.

turbingen
Friday, October 2nd, 2015 

Lecture Title:  A beginner's guide to space law

 Speaker: Dr. Zeldine O'Brien, Barrister at Law
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Deirdre Coffey

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre Hub, Rm. H2.12 @ 1:00 PM.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Observation of a very-high-energy astrophysical neutrino flux with IceCube

 Speaker: Prof. Ignacio Taboada, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. John Quinn

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 4:00 PM.

Taboada_i
Friday, September 25th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Thermo-optical coatings for space

 Speaker: Dr. Barry Twomey, EnBio Ltd
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Deirdre Coffey

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre Hub, Rm. H2.12 @ 1:00 PM.

enbio
Friday, September 11th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  The Next Life of Silicon

 Speaker: Prof. Gabriel Aeppli, ETH Zürich, EPF Lausanne, Paul Scherrer Institute and London Centre for Nanotechnology/University College London
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Prof. Hans-Benjamin Braun

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.29 @ 11:00 AM.

UCL Nanotech
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Magnetic recording media: theoretical study of thermal stability in present and future systems

 Speaker: Mara Strungaru, Department of Physics, Al.I. Cuza University, Iasi, Romania
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:30 PM.

UAIC
Monday, August 31st, 2015 

Lecture #1 Title:  NMR and computational characterization of protein dynamics for TIS11d and TDP43: function and dysfunction in two RNA binding proteins

 Speaker #1: Prof. Francesca Massi, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, USA

Lecture #2 Title:  Discovering regulatory targets of Runx proteins in hematopoiesis and osteoblast differentiation

Speaker #2: Prof. Troy Whitfield, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, USA
  Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 12:00 PM.

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UCD School of Physics Seminars: 2014-2015

 

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Electrochemistry on nano- and atomic levels: Scanning probe microscopy meets deep data

 Speaker: Dr. Sergei V. Kalinin, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Brian Rodriguez

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM. All welcome.

ornl
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Density Functional Theory: A great physics success story

 Speaker: Prof. Kieron Burke, Departments of Physics and of Chemistry, Univ. of California, Irvine
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM. All welcome.

burke-dft
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Theory of Single-Molecule Force and Fluorescence Spectroscopy

 Speaker: Dr. Attila Szabo, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM. All welcome.

Attila Szabo
May 25th, 2015 

Lecture #1 Title:  Computational studies of the cAMP modulation on the HCN2 ion channel cytoplasmic domain

 Speaker #1: Dr. Florentina Tofoleanu, Laboratory of Computational Biology, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health

Lecture #2 Title:  Leaning on Particle Mesh Ewald to develop efficient algorithms for calculating anisotropic interactions in classical simulations

 Speaker #2: Dr. Frank Pickard, Laboratory of Computational Biology, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health

 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 4:00 PM. All welcome.

NIH
May 22nd, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Self-assembling cyclic peptide nanotubes: Modulation of internal and external properties

 Speaker: Prof. Juan R. Granja Guíllan, Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CiQUS), University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Brian Rodriguez

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 10:00 AM.                 All welcome.

jgranja
Postponed. New date: TBA (old date: May 19, 2015) 

Lecture Title:  Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy: from ultralow power spintronics to cancer therapy.

 Speaker: Prof. Russell Cowburn, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Prof. B. Braun

UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, Postponed! All welcome.

May 14, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Detection of Optical Vortices for Free-Space-Optical Communications Applications

 Speaker: Dr. Kevin Murphy, Adaptive Sensors Group, NCSR, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Brian Vohnsen

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM. All welcome.

vortex
May 13, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Love at first sight: A close-up on molecular recognition at the microsecond time scale

 Speaker: Dr. Elisa Fadda, Department of Chemistry, Maynooth University
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Vio Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM. All welcome.

EF_protein
May 7, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Electron impact fragmentation of thymine and cytosine: Partial ionization cross sections for positive fragments

 Speaker: Dr. Peter J. M. van der Burgt, Department of Physics, Maynooth University
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Emma Sokell

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:30 PM. All welcome.

‌‌Peter NUIM
April 7, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Gaia - The Billion Star Galactic Surveyor

 Speaker: Dr. Gráinne Costigan, Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. Sheila McBreen

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 1:00 PM. All welcome.

Gaia
March 11, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Neutron Scattering and Computer Simulation Studies of Organic Ionic Liquid on Biomolecules: Present Stage and Future Goals

 Speaker: Dr. Antonio Benedetto, School of Physics, University College Dublin
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Prof. P. Dunne

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 4:00 PM. All welcome.

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March 5, 2015 

Lecture Title:  AMO Physics with Intense Extreme-UV (XUV) and X-ray Free Electron Lasers

 Speaker: Prof. John Costello, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Prof. P. Dunne

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM. All welcome.

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March 4, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Computational modeling of protein folding dynamics and protein-protein interactions

 Speaker: Dr. Nicolae-Viorel Buchete, School of Physics & CASL Institute, University College Dublin
 Organiser: UCD Physics Society & UCD Biological Society; Contact: Bairbre Fox

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 6:30 PM. All welcome.

Vio Buchete
February 27, 2015 

Lecture Title:  The Sun, Moon and Stars - Recollections of a Life on a Planet

 Speaker: Emeritus Prof. Denis O'Sullivan, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. D. Coffey

UCD Science Hub, 1st Floor, Room H1.12 @ 1:00 PM. All welcome.

DIAS logo
February 17, 2015 

Lecture Title:  New Beam Splitting Techniques for Quantum Interferometry with Complex Molecules

 IOP Seminar Speaker: Prof. Markus Arndt, University of Vienna
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; IOP Ireland

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 6:00 PM. All welcome.

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February 12, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Vibrations, Quanta and Biology

 IOP Seminar Speaker: Martin Plenio, University of Ulm, Germany
 Organiser: IOP Ireland, UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. I. Mercer

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 1:00 PM. All welcome.

plenio QM
February 5, 2015 

Lecture Title:  Ultrafast nanodosimetry in SiO2 using picosecond bursts of laser-driven ions

 Speaker: Dr. Brendan Dromey, Department of Physics and Astronomy Queens University Belfast
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Prof. P. Dunne

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM. All welcome.

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January 30, 2015 

Lecture Title:  CubeSat & UKube Overview

 Speaker: Dr. Ronan Wall, MOOG-ISP
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. D. Coffey

UCD Science Hub, 1st Floor, Room H1.12 @ 1:00 PM. All welcome.

Cubesats
December 22, 2014 

Lecture Title:  Probing electric polarization of nano-objects and macromolecules using scanning probe microscopy

 Speaker: Dr. Laura Fumagalli, Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC), Barcelona, Spain
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. B. Rodriguez

UCD School of Physics, Science Centre North, Rm. 1.28 @ 3:00 PM. All welcome.

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October 29, 2014 

Lecture Title:  A close look at ferroelectric domain walls, roughly speaking: the crucial role of defects in polarisation switching, roughness, and conduction

 Speaker: Prof. Patrycja Paruch, University of Geneva
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics; Contact: Dr. B. Rodriguez

UCD Science Centre South, Rm. S1.67 @ 3:00 PM. All welcome.

October 20, 2014 

Lecture Title:  How massive stars die: Core-collapse supernovae and their progenitors

 Speaker: Dr. Morgan Fraser, University of Cambridge
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics

UCD School of Physics, Rm. 2.31 Science North @ 2:30 PM. All welcome.

Fraser seminar image
October 15, 2014 

Lecture Title:  Molecular Biophysics of the Cell, from Focal Adhesions to Nuclear Pores

 Speaker: Prof. Mohammad Mofrad, Molecular Cell Biomechanics Lab., University of California at Berkeley, USA
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics & CASL, CECAM-IRL; Contact: Dr. N.V. Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Rm. 2.31 Science North @ 3:00 PM. All welcome.

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June 18, 2014 

Lecture Title:  Molecular Architecture and Mechanism of a Eukaryotic DNA Transposase

 Speaker: Dr. Fred Dyda, Lab. of Chemical Physics, NIDDK, NIH, USA
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics & CASL, CECAM-IRL; Contact: Dr. N.V. Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Room 128 @ 11:00 am. All welcome.

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April 23, 2014 

Lecture Title:  Unraveling the Protein-Protein Energetics of Protein Cage Self-Assembly and Applications to Nanomaterials

 Speaker: Dr. Brendan Orner, King’s College London
 Organiser: UCD School of Physics & CASL, CECAM-IRL; Contact: Dr. N.V. Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Room 128 @ 3:00 pm. All welcome.

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March 5, 2014 

Lecture Title: On the Polymer:Fullerene Organic Solar Cells

Speaker: Prof. Mihaela Girtan, Photonics Laboratory, Angers  University, France

Organiser: UCD School of Physics & CASL, CECAM-IRL; Contact: Dr. N.V. Buchete

UCD School of Physics, Room 128 @ 1:00 pm. All welcome. 

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UCD School of Physics Seminars: 2012-2013

 

November 20, 2013 

UCD Physics Society Lecture: 'The photonics of the human-eye retina explored with optics and psychophysics' Dr. Brian Vohnsen, UCD School of Physics

Dr. Vohnsen will present important aspects of retinal imaging and analysis and of how one can use phototonics and visual optical testing to explore the detailed structure and function of the eye fundus.

UCD School of Physics, Room 128 @ 6:00 pm. All welcome. 

 
November 13, 2013 

Public Lecture: Images in Science

Speaker: Prof. John D. Barrow FRS, University of Cambridge, UK

There is a visual culture in science and it is rapidly changing. This talk will address the role of pictures and images in the development of science. From the first graphs and illustrated books to Molscript; from the influence of the first pictures of spiral galaxies on Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' to the Hubble Space Telescope, and from the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb to the intricacy of fractals, we explore the past impact of pictures in science and the growing influence of images on scientific research and popularisation today as a result of the IT revolution.

Prof. John Barrow FRS is the author of several best-selling, highly acclaimed books about modern developments in physics, astronomy, and mathematics, including The Book of Nothing, The Infinite Book, The Left Hand of Creation and One Hundred Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know. He is a cosmologist, theoretical physicist, and mathematician. His book 'Cosmic Imagery: Key Images in the History of Science' provides the context for this lecture.

UCD Science Hub, Lecture Theatre A @ 4:00 pm. All welcome. 

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August 20, 2013 

CECAM-IE and School of Physics Seminar: 'Fluctuations in Models of Self-Propelled Particles' Prof. Lutz Schimansky-Geier, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

UCD School of Physics Room 128 @ 3:30 pm. All welcome. 

 
June 24, 2013 

CECAM-IE and School of Physics Seminar: 'Conformational Transitions in Nucleic Acids and Nucleoprotein Complexes: The Local and the Global' Prof. Ioan Andricioaei, Univ. of California, Irvine, USA

UCD School of Physics Room 128 @ 1:30 pm. All welcome. 

 
June 19, 2013 

CECAM-IE and School of Physics Seminar: 'The interaction of nanoparticles with water and lipids – Nanoparticles in Biological systems' Prof. Nick Quirke, Dept of Chemistry, Imperial College, London, UK

UCD School of Physics Room 128 @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

 
May 2, 2013 

CECAM-IE, UCD CASL and School of Physics Seminar: 'Order from Disorder: Dynamic Self-Organisation in Dissipative Systems' Dr. Vladimir Lobaskin, School of Physics, University College Dublin

CASL Seminar Room @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

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December 6, 2012 

CECAM-IE, UCD CASL and School of Physics Seminar: 'Ordered Structures made by Entropy' Prof. Pietro Ballone, School of Physics, University College Dublin

CASL Seminar Room @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

 
November 22, 2012 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar: 'Protein Dynamics by Neutron Scattering' Antonio Benedetto, School of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia & Physics Department, University of Messina, Italy

UCD School of Physics Room 128 @ 2:00 pm. All welcome. 

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October 18, 2012 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar: 'Electrokinetics of salt-free concentrated suspensions including ion size effects' Rafael Roa, Department of Applied Physics, university of Malaga, Spain

UCD School of Physics room 128 @ 2:00 pm. All welcome. 

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April 5, 2012 

School of Physics Seminar 'Is the Concordance Model the only Game in Town ' Prof. P. K. S. Dunsby, Centre for Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Cape Town, RSA


UCD School of Physics Room 128 @ 2:30 pm. All welcome. 

 
March 22, 2012 

School of Physics Seminar 'Novel statistical techniques in gamma-ray astrophysics' Prof. Savvas M. Koushiappas, Department of Physics, Brown University, USA

The gamma-ray sky contains a wealth or information about known astrophysical sources, such as active galaxies, pulsars, supernova remnants, etc., as well as more exotic sources such as dark matter annihilation. In the case of extremely faint signals, the interpretation of data requires sophisticated theoretical modeling as well as new analysis and statistical techniques. I will discuss recent work on novel statistical methods that can be used to test the hypothesis of extremely faint signals such as pulsars, solar system bodies, as well as more exotic signals such as annihilating dark matter.

UCD School of Physics Room @ 2:30 pm. All welcome. 

 
March 14, 2012 

ACAM TCSE, CASL and School of Physics Seminar: 'Nonlinear response of permanent dipoles in a uniaxial potential to alternating fields' Prof. William Coffey, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Trinity College Dublin

It is shown how the existing theory of the dynamic Kerr effect and nonlinear dielectric relaxation based on the noninertial Brownian rotation of noninteracting rigid dipolar particles may be generalized to take into account interparticle interactions using the Maier-Saupe mean field potential. The results available in simple closed form suggest that the frequency dependent nonlinear response provides a method of measuring the Kramers escape rate or in the analogous problems of magnetic relaxation of fine single domain ferromagnetic particles and nematic liquid crystals, the superparamagnetic relaxation time and the retardation factor.

UCD CASL Seminar Room @ 2:00 pm. All welcome. 

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February 14, 2012 

School of Physics Distinguished Lecture Series'Inside the Wavelength ­ Seeing Really Small Objects with Light' Prof. Sir John Pendry,  Imperial College London

Light, though our eyes, gives us the most direct means of observing the world. Using a microscope we can see many objects invisible to the naked eye, but even the microscope has its limitations: it is impossible with a conventional microscope to resolve anything smaller than the wavelength of light. Typically this sets a resolution limit of about 0.5 microns. To do better than this and to get inside the wavelength scientists have been seeking a deeper understanding of light and its component electric and magnetic fields. We can now give a theoretical prescription for the perfect lens that has no limits to resolution. I shall report on recent progress and describe some experiments that bring light to an intense focus very much smaller than the free space wavelength.


UCD School of Physics Rm. 129 @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

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UCD School of Physics Seminars: 2010-2011

 

October 20, 2011 

School of Physics Seminar 'Characteristics of magnetars and possible origins of persistent non-thermal X-ray emission' Prof. Wim Hermsen,  SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research


UCD School of Physics Rm. 128 @ 1:00 pm. All welcome. 

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September 29, 2011 

School of Physics Seminar 'The VERITAS Transient Detector: A microsecond-time resolution optical photometer' Sean Griffin (McGill University, Canada)


UCD School of Physics Rm. 128 @ 4:00 pm. All welcome. 

 
August 9, 2011 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar: 'Challenges in molecular medicine: A perspective from computational physics' Prof. Paolo Carloni (German Research School for Simulation Science)

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320 @ 11:00 am. All welcome. 

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July 21, 2011 

School of Physics Seminar 'Long-range spin correlations in a perturbed  Kitaev model on honeycomb lattice' Prof. Mikhail Feigelman (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Science, Chernogolovka, Russia)


UCD School of Physics Rm. 128 @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

 
July 19, 2011 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar: 'Sea sponges and nanoparticles' Prof. Cleri Fabrizio (Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Lille I, France)

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320 @ 2:30 pm. All welcome. 

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June 20, 2011 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Damage Evolution in Biosystems Mediated by Transient Negative Ions: A Quantum Dynamical picture at the molecular level' Prof. Franco Gianturco (Department of Chemistry, The University of Rome "La Sapienza")

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 204 @ 2:30 pm. All welcome. 

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May 16, 2011 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Modelling chemistry with the Amsterdam Density Functional Program' Dr. Matt Kundrat ( Scientific Computing & Modelling NV, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands)

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 204 @ 2:30 pm. All welcome. 

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May 11, 2011 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Wigner function approach to the quantum Brownian motion of a particle in a potential'Prof. William Coffey (Trinity College Dublin)  

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320 @ 12:00. All welcome. 

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May 9, 2011 

Nanotechnology Seminar 'Separation of Biomolecules by Optically Directed Transport' Prof. Thomas Thundat (University of Alberta, Canada)

Conway Lecture Theatre @ 14:00 pm. All welcome. 

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May 9, 2011 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'The dynamics of rare events: from blue moon to boxed dynamics' Dr. Emanuele Paci (University of Leeds, UK)

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320 @ 11:00 am. All welcome. 

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April 28, 2011 

ACAM TCSE, CASL, and School of Physics Seminar 'Conformational Transitions of Nucleic Acids under External Forces: Examples and a Stochastic Path Integral Theory for their Kinetics' Prof. Ioan Andricioaei (School of Physical Sciences, University of California Irvine)

CASL Seminar Room @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

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April 14, 2011 

ACAM TCSE, CASL, and School of Physics Seminar 'Multi-physics simulations using a hierarchical interchangeable software interface' Prof. Simon Portegies-Zwart (Sterrewacht Leiden, The Netherlands)

UCD School of Physics Rm. 128 @ 4:00 pm. All welcome. 

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April 8, 2011 

School of Physics Seminar 'Observations of Gamma-Ray Bursts at high energies by the Fermi Large Area Telescope' Dr. Véronique Pelassa (Université Montpellier, France / National Space Science and Technology Centre, AL, USA)


UCD School of Physics Rm. 128 @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

 
April 7, 2011 

School of Physics Seminar 'Gamma-ray Bursts: Jets and Polarisation' Dr. Shiho Kobayashi (University of Liverpool, UK)


UCD School of Physics Rm. 128 @ 2:30 pm. All welcome. 

 
March 14, 2011 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Under Pressure: Quasi-High Pressure Effects in Nano-Pores' Prof. Keith Gubbins (North Carolina State University)

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320 @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

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March 9, 2011 

School of Physics Seminar 'Nanoscale Waveguide Arrays with Optical, Solar and Sensing Utility' Michael J. Naughton (Chairman and Ferris Endowed Professor of Physics Dept. of Physics, Boston College, USA)


UCD School of Physics Rm. 128 @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

 
February 23, 2011 

School of Physics Seminar 'Swift observations of the black hole X-ray binary, XTE J1752-223' Dr. Peter Curran (Service d'Astrophysique, CEA-Saclay, France)


UCD School of Physics Rm. 128 @ 4:00 pm. All welcome. 

 
February 22, 2011 

IOP Ireland and School of Physics Seminar 'Information processing in quantum-mechanical systems' Prof. Artur Ekert (Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford)


UCD School of Physics Rm. 128 @ 4:00 pm. All welcome. 

 
January 31, 2011 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Isotropic-nematic phase transitions in liquid-crystalline materials: The impact of substrate anchoring' Prof. Martin Schön (Technische Universität Berlin & North Carolina State University)

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320 @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

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January 21, 2011 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Transport coefficients: a path to explore convex (colloidal and polyelectrolyte solutions) and concave (clays, porous media) ionic systems' Prof. Pierre Turq (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)


UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320 @ 11:30 am. All welcome. 

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January 20, 2011 

School of Physics Seminar 'Emergent magnetic monopoles and Dirac strings in kagome spin-ice' Dr. Remo Hügli (UCD School of Physics)

UCD School of Physics Rm. 128 @ 2:00 pm. All welcome. 

 
January 11, 2011 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Memory and Transient Forces in Soft Matter' Prof. Wim Briels (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320 @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

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September 29 and October 1, 2010 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Milestoning: Formulation and numerical Examples' Prof. Ron Elber (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320, Sep. 29 @ 2:00 pm and Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

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September 27, 2010 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Internal dynamics of proteins in amorphous low-water trehalose matrices and co-rebinding in MBCO after flash photolysis' Prof. Lorenzo Cordone (University of Palermo, Italy) 

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320, 11:00 am. All welcome. 

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September 22, 2010 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Some topics in the physics of phase ordering' Prof. Marco Zanetti (University of Salerno, Italy)

UCD School of Physics Rm. 129, 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

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September 16, 2010 

School of Physics Seminar 'Gas-phase spectroscopy of biomolecular ions at an electrostatic ion storage ring' Dr Jean Wyer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark

UCD School of Physics Rm. 128, 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

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September 7, 2010 

School of Physics Seminar 'Dynamic response of a mesoscopic capacitor in the presence of strong electron interactions' Prof. Thierry Martin, Centre de Physique Theorique/Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France

UCD School of Physics Rm. 128, 2:00 pm. All welcome. 

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July 23, 2010 

ACAM TCSE Seminar 'Spin Glass numerical simulations: mean field behavior of short range' Prof. Pierluigi Contucci, Università di Bologna, Italy

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320, 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

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July 22, 2010 

ACAM TCSE Seminar 'The Equilibrium Polymerisation of Sulphur' Prof. Pietro Ballone, Queens University, Belfast, Ulster

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320, 12:00 noon. All welcome. 

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July 20, 2010 

ACAM TCSE Seminar 'Electronic Excitations and Optical Absorption in Homologous Classes of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons' Prof. Giancarlo Cappellini, Cagliari University, Italy

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 320, 3:00 pm. All welcome. 

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May 18, 2010 

ACAM Public Lectures 'Micro and Nanorobots' Prof. Bradley Nelson, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre Rm. 326, 18th May, 2010, 6:30pm. All welcome. 

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May 12, 2010 

ACAM Public Lectures 'Compostable solar cells and sprouting quantum computers' Prof. Gregory D. Scholes, University of Toronto, Canada
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'Quantum computers and decoherence: Exorcising the demon from the machine', Prof. Daniel Lidar, University of Southern California, USA.

Jefferson Clinton Auditorium, Wednesday, 12th May, 2010, 6:30pm. All welcome. 

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May 6, 2010 

ACAM Public Lecture 'Burning ice - the good, the bad, and the ugly' Prof. John Tse, Canada Research Chair in Materials Science, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan.

Jefferson Clinton Auditorium, Thursday, 6th May, 2010, 6:30pm for 7:30pm. All welcome. 

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April 23, 2010 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Hydrogen Bonding Properties of Amorphous low-Water protein-Saccharide Matrices and Bioprotection' Prof. Lorenzo Cordone, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche ed Astronomiche, Università di Palermo, Italy.

School of Physics Rm 1.29, 12:00 noon. All welcome.

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March 25, 2010 

ACAM TCSE and School of Physics Seminar 'Flying Colloidal carpets' Dr. Erika Eiser, Department of Physics, Cambridge University, UK.

School of Physics Rm 1.28, 2:00 pm. All welcome.

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February 23, 2010 

IOP Ireland and School of Physics Seminar 'Quantum Information Theory' Prof Vlatko Vedral, University of Oxford, UK.

School of Physics Rm 1.28, 5:00 pm. All welcome.