Professor Ed Copeland on strings - and superstrings.
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Thursday, 5 December 2013
A lecture given by the 2013 winner of the Isaac Newton medal, Professor Sir John Pendry, Imperial College London, and chaired by Professor Roy Sambles, Exeter University.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
In 2010, two physicists, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, working at the University of Manchester, received the Nobel Prize for Physics for making and studying a new form of carbon -- graphene. Prof. Sir Konstantin Novoselov, recipient of one of IOP's highest awards, Honorary Fellowship, will talk about the work that led to the discovery of Graphene, what makes it so special, its current applications and what the future holds for this remarkable material.
Since the early 1990's, astronomers have known that extrasolar planets, or "exoplanets," orbit stars light-years beyond our own solar system. Although most exoplanets are too distant to be directly imaged, detailed studies have been made of their size, composition, and even atmospheric makeup - but how? By observing periodic variations in the parent star's brightness and color, astronomers can indirectly determine an exoplanet's distance from its star, its size, and its mass. But to truly understand an exoplanet astronomers must study its atmosphere, and they do so by splitting apart the parent star's light during a planetary transit.