It is sad to announce the recent passing of Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who studied Physics at Queen Mary College, graduating in 1959 before moving to Nottingham University. Professor Mansfield made several key contributions in the the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, leading to the development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for medical applications.
Two postdoctoral positions will be available in CRST, funded by the STFC, one in amplitudes and quantum fields and one in gauge theory, geometry and dualities. Details on how to apply can be found here.
Clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System, has been found by an international team of scientists led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Professor Gabriele Travaglini has been awarded one of the 2016 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Bessel Award is given each year to researchers from all disciplines in recognition of their outstanding research record and exceptional future promise.
Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London is ranked first in London for student satisfaction for the second year in a row, according to the results of a nationwide poll of final-year undergraduates.
QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded Juno Champion Status by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in recognition of action they have taken to address the under-representation of women in university physics.
The GRADnet PhD Studentship second Open Day will take place at 13:00-16:00 on Thursday, 19th March 2015 at the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Please register here for the event.
The School of Physics and Astronomy has strongly contributed to the excellent results obtained in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) by QMUL, which has been ranked 9th among multi-faculty institutions in the UK.
Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London is ranked joint 1st in London with an overall student satisfaction rate of 94 per cent, according to the latest results of a nationwide poll of final-year undergraduates.
We are very happy to announce that two new PhD students will join our group in the next academic year: Martyna Kostacinska, from Imperial College, and Emanuele Moscato, from the University of Milano Bicocca.
A Queen Mary physicist and a Turner Prize winning artist have teamed up to create a new exhibition of sculptures and drawings inspired by String Theory research.
Abstract : You've heard of Medical Physics, Geophysics, Astrophysics... but have you ever thought about the vital role physics plays in showbiz? Alix Pryde is the BBC's Director of Distribution. She also has a PhD in solid state physics, completed under the supervision of QML's Professor Martin Dove. She'll talk about her career journey from crystals to crystal sets and their modern equivalents.
The National Student Survey 2014 (NSS), of final year undergraduate students, officially opens at QM on Monday 13 January 2014 and closes on Wednesday 30 April 2014. The NSS website goes live on Monday 13 January, where students can complete the survey online: www.thestudentsurvey.com. Students cannot complete the survey prior to Monday 13 January.
The SPA is very pleased to welcome Prof. James Olsen, co-leader of the CMS Higgs group and faculty member of the Princeton University Physics Department, for the first Colloquium of the New Year 2014.
Colloquium of the School of Physics and Astronomy (SPA)
"Nature of the New Boson: a lonely Higgs, or the first of many cousins?"
by Prof. James Olsen
The $3,000,000 Fundamental Physics Prize established by the Milner Foundation has been awarded to Professor Michael Green (together with John Schwarz of California Institute of Technology) for the work he began at Queen Mary in 1984. For full details please see https://fundamentalphysicsprize.org.
School Colloquium series of the School of Physics and Astronomy
Friday, 13th December 2013, 16:30, GO Jones Lecture Theatre
The School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded funding for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in the CRST.
We have started a series of Maths/Physics seminars at the interfaces of theoretical physics with mathematics.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider".
We are very pleased to announce that CRST will welcome two new academic members of staff from October 2013: Dr Constantinos Papageorgakis (Rutgers), who will join the group as a Royal Society University Research Fellow, and Dr Donovan Young (NORDITA), who will take on a three-year Lectureship in CRST.
We are very happy to announce that three new PhD students will join our group in the next academic year: Edward Hughes and Zachary Kenton, from Cambridge University, and Paolo Mattioli, from Bologna University.
On Wednesday 27 February, ten PhD students from QM competed in the annual Junk the Jargon competition. Junk the Jargon challenges participants to communicate their research topic in an engaging and fun way to a broad audience - in just three minutes.
The School of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to announced that it has been awarded Juno Practitioner status by the Institute of Physics. The aim of Juno is to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage
The deadline for applying for a PhD studentship in the Centre for Research in String Theory is 31 January 2013. If you intend to apply, please follow the instructions here. Reference letters should reach us by the deadline.
The CRST has been awarded a grant of 632,431 pounds from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, for the project "String Theory, Gauge Theory and Duality". The duration of the project is from 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2014.
Following the successfull Launch of new School of Physics and Astronomy that took place on Tuesday 31st January 2012, we have been asked to make available the summary of talks to all those who could not find place in the packed lecture hall.