Excursion to California: Beam-time at the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley.

XM² PGR David Newman (1st year, supervised by Prof Rob Hicken and Dr Mustafa Aziz ) recently went to the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley, California where he was using X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), X-ray ferromagnetic resonance (XFMR) and other magnetic spectroscopic techniques to characterise spin currents in ferromagnetic/anti-ferromagnetic/ferromagnetic trilayer...

A Broadband Stripline Technique for Characterizing Relative Permittivity and Permeability

Congratulations to the XM² PGRs Cameron Gallagher and Conor McKeever for theirs publication on “A Broadband Stripline Technique for Characterizing Relative Permittivity and Permeability” in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques: 10.1109/TMTT.2018.2851563 Abstract: We present a stripline design and calibration method allowing the extraction of relative permittivity of single dielectric...

Investigation of the coupling between tunable split-ring resonator

Congratulations to  XM² PGR Milo Baraclough (3rd year) who published his first paper ‘Investigation of the coupling between tunable split-ring resonators‘ in Physical Review B. This paper examines how the coupling between a passive and an active Split ring resonator changes as the active ring is tuned through the frequency...

“Seven brief lessons on Physics” – a translation into Urdu

XM2 PGR Zahid Hussain (3rd year) has committed a substantial amount of energy and time towards the translation of Carlo Rovelli’s book “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” into Urdu, the national language of Pakistan. Three chapters have so far been published online: http://www.laaltain.com/khob-sorat-tareen-nazria/ http://www.laaltain.com/roshani-k-zarat/ http://www.laaltain.com/kainat-ki-sakht/ “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics”...

Training and other events: October 2018 to January 2019

Please find below a table of all upcoming XM² training and other events from October 2018 until January 2019 as far as planning currently allows. Yet to be confirmed for 1st year PGRs: progression & monitoring – introduction to CDT assessments and PGR progression  (Prof C D Wright) – likely...

Riddle time!

A famous scientist was found murdered in her lab in the chemistry department! Before she died, she was able to smeer a few numbers with her blood on the wall: Scotland yard believes this might be a clue to find her murderer(s)!  Strong suspects are some of her colleagues who...

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