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Seminars are held on Mondays in Room B10A on the Basement Floor of the Kane/Science Building at 4.00 pm unless otherwise specified. You can also view these listings on a Google Calendar. To view older seminar listings please scroll down




Date Details

PLEASE NOTE THE SEMINAR SERIES HAS NOW CONCLUDED FOR THIS SEMESTER AND WILL RESUME IN JANUARY 2015



Monday
17 November 2014

Dr. Peter A. Curran (International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia)
'The Polarised Jets of Low-Mass X-ray Binaries'
Wednesday
12 November 2014
6P.M.

G18, Kane Building
Prof. Dr. Tommaso Calarco (Institute for Complex Quantum Systems,Ulm University, Germany)
"Steering Many-Body Quantum Dynamics"
Monday
3 November 2014
Dr. Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy (School of Engineering University College Cork)
"Electro-Permanent Magnets: Theory, Design & Application"
Monday
27 October 2014
BANK HOLIDAY - NO SEMINAR
Monday
20 October 2014
NO SEMINAR
Monday
13 October 2014
Prof. Dr. Ignacio Cirac (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany)
"New Platforms for Quantum Simulations with Cold Atoms"
Monday
6 October 2014
4.00P.M.
Prof. Eoin O'Reilly
(Physics Department, U.C.C.)
4th Year Project Presentation
Monday
6 October 2014
4.30P.M.
Prof. Dr. A.G.G.M. Tielens
(Leiden Observatory, Netherlands)

"Astromaterial Sciences"
Monday

29 September 2014
Dr. Andy Ruth, Dr. Brian Corbett, Prof. John McInerney, Prof. Paul Callanan, Dr. Aidan Quinn
(Physics Department, U.C.C.)
4th Year Project Presentations
Monday

22 September 2014
Prof. Stephen Fahy, Prof. Niall O Murchadha, Dr. Andreas Ruschhaupt
(Physics Department, U.C.C.)
4th Year Project Presentations
Monday

15 September 2014
Dr. Donagh O'Mahony, Dr. Frank Peters, Dr. Denise Gabuzda, Dr. Paddy McCarthy
& Dr. Asaf Pe'er

(Physics Department, U.C.C.)
4th Year Project Presentations
FRIDAY
12 September 2014
3.00P.M.
Prof. Jerome V. Moloney
(Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences & College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona)
"EM Shock Regularized Singular Structures in Extreme Nonlinear Optics"
Monday, 24 March 2014 Prof. John Weiner (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse and NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland)
"How light interacts with matter at the nanoscale in unexpected ways: the two curious cases of extraordinary transmission and negative refractive index"
Monday, 17th March 2014 Bank Holiday - No Seminar
Monday, 10 March 2014 Dr. Antoine Bret (University of Castilla-La Mancha)
"Streaming instabilities in the relativistic regime"
Monday, 3 March 2014 Dr. Claire Vallance (Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford)
"Chemical Sensing Using Optical Cavities"
Monday, 24 February 2014 Dr. Cormac O'Raifeartaigh (Waterford Institute of Technology)
"Redshifts and the Expanding Universe - Paradigm Shift or Slow Dawning"
Monday, 17 February 2014 Dr. Claus Koestler (School of Mathematical Sciences, U.C.C.)
"Distributional Symmetries in Quantum Systems"
Monday, 10 February 2014 Prof. Dr. Ute Ebert (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI), Amsterdam and Eindhoven University)
"How thunderstorms generate antimatter - an excursion through the known and unknown physics of lightening"
Monday, 3 February 2014 Prof. Dr. Ralph Wijers (Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek)
"LOFAR: overview, status and early results"
Thursday, 30 January 2014 Prof. Matt Griffin (Cardiff University - Institute of Physics in Ireland guest speaker)
"EChO: the Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory"
Monday, 27 January 2014 Dr. Raffaella Margutti (Harvard University, Cambridge)
"Eruptions, disruptions and (repeated) explosions: massive stars at the end of their life"
Monday, 20 January 2014 CANCELLED
Prof. Katherine Blundell (Oxford University-Astrophysics)
"Modes of mass-loss in micro quasers: black holes & spin offs"
Monday, 13 January 2014 Dr. Mauro Paternostro (Queen's University Belfast)
"Thermodynamics of quantum system, or how I learned to stop worrying and love high temperatures"
Monday, 2 December 2013 NO SEMINAR
The next Seminar in our Seminar Series will be held on 13 January 2014.
It will be given by Dr. Mauro Paternostro (Queen's University Belfast.
Further details will follow in due course
Monday, 25 November 2013 Dr. Joost Slingerland (Department of Mathematical Physics, National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
"Topological Order and Fault Tolerant Quantum Computation"
Monday, 18 November 2013 Dr. Pierpaolo A. Porta (Bio Scatter Technologies and Physics Department, UCC)
"The entrepreneurial scientist: there is plenty of them out there!"
Friday, 15 November 2013 Prof. M. Saba (University of Cagliari)
"LEGO materials for solar energy: ultrafast spectroscopy of colloidal quantum dots"
Monday, 11 November 2013 Prof. Bernard Schutz (Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics) (Albert Einstein Institute)
"Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves"
Monday, 4 November 2013 Dr. Asaf Pe'er (Physics Department, UCC)
"The basic concepts of general relativity"
Monday, 28th October 2013 Bank Holiday - No Seminar
Monday, 21 October 2013 Prof. John McInerney - 4th Year Project Presentation (Physics Department, UCC)
Philip Hughes - Seminar (University of Michigan)
"The link between Radio and Gamma-ray Flares from AGN jets"
Monday, 14 October 2013 Prof. John McInerney, Prof. Paul Callanan, Prof. Stephen Fahy,
Prof. Niall O'Murchadha, Dr. Bob Manning, Dr. Asaf Pe'er

(Physics Department, U.C.C.)
4th Year Project Presentations
Monday, 07 October 2013 Prof. Eoin O'Reilly, Dr. Brian Corbett, Dr. Paddy McCarthy,
Dr. Aidan Quinn & Dr. Andy Ruth

(Physics Department, U.C.C.)
4th Year Project Presentations
Monday, 30 September 2013 Dr. Denise Gabuzda, Dr. Frank Peters & Dr. Martin Vaughan
(Physics Department, U.C.C.)
4th Year Project Presentations
Thursday, 26 September 2013 Prof. Gerard Meijer (Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules & Materials,The Netherlands)
'Taming Beams of Neutral Molecules'
VENUE: West Wing Lecture Room 9
Monday, 23 September 2013 Dr. Denise Gabuzda, Dr. Donagh O'Mahony & Dr. Andreas Ruschhaupt
(Physics Department, U.C.C.)
4th Year Project Presentations
2012/13 SEMINARS
Monday, 27 May 2013 Prof. G. W. Ford (University of Michigan)
'Newton's Gedankenexperiment: Newton and Einstein, Gravitation and Relativity'
VENUE: ROOM G7, GROUND FLOOR, KANE/SCIENCE BUILDING
Monday, 1st April 2013 Bank Holiday - No Seminar
Monday, 25 March 2013 Prof. Martin Hegner (School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin)
"Quantitative Nanomechanical Diagnostics - Direct label free noncoding RNA detection from serum"
Monday, 18th March 2013 Bank Holiday - No Seminar
Monday, 11 March 2013 Dr. Martin Vaughan (University College Cork)
"Alloy scattering in SiGeC materials for CMOS technologies"
Monday, 4 March 2013 Prof. Niall O'Murchadha (University College Cork)
"Intrinsic time gravity: the classical and the quantum theory"
Monday, 25 February 2013 No Seminar
Monday, 18 Febuary 2013 Dr. Anton Walsh (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
"Absorption Spectroscopy of Molecular Transients of Astrophysical Interest"
Monday, 11 Febuary 2013 Prof. Dr. Eberhard Riedle (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich)
"From vacuum fluctuations of the electromagnetic field to an ultrafast spectrometer with extreme spectral and temporal coverage"
Monday, 4 Febuary 2013 Prof. John McGilp (School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin)
"Probing surface and interface nanostructure using optics"
Monday, 28 January 2013 Dr. Jiri Vala (Department of Mathematical Physics, National University of Ireland Maynooth)
"Topological protection of quantum information"
Monday, 21 January 2013 Prof. Stefano Sanvito (Department of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin)
"Opportunities in molecular electronics with the spin degree of freedom"
Monday, 14 January 2013 Dr. Robin Chrystie (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
"Two-line atomic fluorescence thermometry with Indium"
Monday, 7 January 2013 Prof. Dr. Johannes Orphal
(Director, IMK-ASF Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
(Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK)
Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote-Sensing (ASF))

'Atmospheric Remote-Sensing in the Thermal Infrared: Advantages and Challenges'
Monday, 17th December 2012 No Seminar
Monday, 10 December 2012 Dr. Graham Harper (School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin)
" What is the physics behind the mass outflows from stars?"
Monday, 03 December 2012 Dr. Andreas Ruschhaupt (Department of Physics, UCC)
"Shortcuts to Adiabaticity and their Stability"
Monday, 26 November 2012 Prof. Fiona Lyng (DIT School of Physics/DIT Centre for Radiation and Environmental Science)
"Biophotonics for improved cervical cancer screening and diagnosis"
Monday, 19 November 2012 Prof. Jim Greer (Tyndall National Institute)
"Nanowires in Electronics"
Monday, 12 November 2012 Dr. Sinead Ryan (School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin)
"Lattice quantum chromodynamics: a virtual microscope inside the proton"
Monday, 5 November 2012 Dr. Asaf Pe'er (Department of Physics, UCC)
"A Paradigm Shift in Understanding Gamma-Ray Bursts"
Monday, 29th October 2012 Bank Holiday - No Seminar
Monday, 22nd October 2012 Prof. John McInerney, Dr. Andy Ruth, Dr. Aidan Quinn
(Physics Department, UCC and Tyndall National Institute)
"4th Year Presentations"
Monday, 15th October 2012 Prof. Paul Callanan, Dr. Brian Corbett, Dr. Donagh O'Mahony
(Physics Department, UCC and Tyndall National Institute)
"4th Year Presentations"
Monday, 8th October 2012 Prof. Eoin O'Reilly, Dr. Frank Peters, Dr. Paddy McCarthy
(Physics Department, UCC and Tyndall National Institute)
"4th Year Presentations"
Monday, 1st October 2012 Dr. Andreas Ruschhaupt, Dr. Denise Gabuzda, Dr. Asaf Pe'er, Dr. Donagh O'Mahony (Physics Department, UCC and Tyndall National Institute)
"4th Year Presentations"
Monday, 19th March 2012 Bank Holiday - No Seminar
Monday, 12 March 2012 Dr. Simon Gardiner (Department of Physics, Durham University, UK)
"Classical and Quantum Atomic Solitons"
Monday, 5 March 2012 Dr. Sophie Dixneuf (Dept. of Physics, UCC)
"Cavity-enhanced detection of tropospheric trace gases"
Monday, 27 February 2012 Prof. Peter Barker (Dept. of Physics & Astronomy - University College London)
"Laser cooling levitated particles"
Monday, 20 February 2012 Prof. Monika Ritsch-Marte (Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria)
"How can liquid-crystal-based spatial light modulators advance light microscopy?"
Co-sponsored by the IOP in Ireland
Monday, 13 February 2012 Dr. Biqiong Chen (Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin)
"Polymer nanocomposites: preparation, structure and properties"
Monday, 6 February 2012 Prof. Ferenc Krausz (Laboratory for Attosecond Physics)
"Attosecond physics: the first decade"
(Tyndall Lecture Series)
Sponsored by the Institute of Physics
Monday, 30 January 2012 Dr. Peter Parbrook (Tyndall National Institute and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCC)
"Growth and Applications of InAlN for opto and electronic devices"
Monday, 23 January 2012 Dr. Nicholas Devaney (Centre of Astronomy, NUI Galway)
"Exoplanet Detection with Direct Images"
Monday, 16 January 2012 Keith Lambkin (Valentia Observatory)
"Valentia Observatory - From the Heights of Weather Balloons to the Depths of Earthquakes"
Monday, 9 January 2012 Michael O'Gorman (Firecomms)
"Making Money from Maxwell"
Monday, 5 December 2011 Prof. Steven Cowley (Director of Culham Laboratory)
"Fusion Power - the Era of Burning Plasmas"
Monday, 28 November 2011 Dr. Martin Leahy (University of Limerick)
"3D Microcirculation Imaging"
Monday, 21 November 2011 Dr. Paul Eastham (Trinity College Dublin)
"Bose-Einstein condensates of excitons in quantum Hall bilayers"
Monday, 14 November 2011 Dr. Sile Nic Chormaic (Department of Physics, University College, Cork)
"When Micro-Optics meets Quantum Optics..."
Monday, 7 November 2011 Dr. Nic Shannon (Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford)
"Quantum Ice"
Monday, 31st October 2011 No seminar
Monday, 24 October 2011 Dr. Eamonn O'Neill (Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis, Cork Institute of Technology)
"Applied Physics in Industry & Academia"
Monday, 17 October 2011 Dr. P\E1draig Cantillon Murphy (Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, UCC)
"Self-deployed Magnetic Systems with Applications in Surgery"
Monday, 10th October Dr. Thomas Busch, Dr. Denise Gabuzda, Dr. Michael O'Gorman (Firecomms, Cork), Dr. Donagh O'Mahony (Tyndall National Institute) (Physics Department, UCC)
"4th Year Presentations"
Monday, 3rd October Prof. Paul Callanan, Dr. Brian Corbett, Prof. Eoin O'Reilly, Dr. Andy Ruth (Physics Department, UCC and Tyndall National Institute)
"4th Year Presentations"
Monday, 26th September Prof. Andrew Ellis, Prof. John McInerney, Dr. Frank Peters, Dr. Aidan Quinn (Physics Department, UCC and Tyndall National Institute)
"4th Year Presentations"
Monday, 21 March 2011 Prof. Miles Padgett (Department of Physics and Astronomy,University of Glasgow)
"Optical Vortices: Light in a Twist"
Monday, 14 March 2011 Matthew Lister (Associate Professor of Physics, Purdue University, USA)
"Jetted Outflows from Supermassive Black Holes"
Monday, 7 March 2011 Dr. Grant Ritchie (University of Oxford)
"Microparticle dynamics and spectroscopy in tailored light fields"
Monday, 28 February 2011 Dr. John Quinn (School of Physics, University College Dublin)
"TeV gamma-ray astronomy with VERITAS"
Monday, 21 February 2011 Prof. Artur Ekert (University of Oxford & National University of Sinapore)
"Less Reality, More Security"
Monday, 14 February 2011 Dr. Carl Jackson (Chief Technology Officer, SensL)
"SensL and low light level detection"
Monday, 7 February 2011 Mark Fromhold (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham)
"The interplay between ultracold atoms, semiconductor surfaces and quantum electronic systems"
Monday, 31 January 2011 Gerry O'Sullivan (School of Physics, University College Dublin)
"Recent Progress in Source Development for Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography"
Monday, 24 January 2011 Dr. Tim Freegarde (University of Southampton)
"Cooling of Atoms and Particles using Lasers"
Monday, 17 January 2011 Frances McCarthy (Blackrock Castle Observatory)
"Communicating Science and Outreach Methods"
Monday, 6th December 2010 Prof. Gerry O'Sullivan (School of Physics, University College Dublin)
"Recent Progress in Source Development for Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography"
PLEASE NOTE THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

Monday, 29th November 2010 Dr. Denise Gabuzda (Department of Physics,U.C.C.)
"Evidence for a Cosmic Battery"
Monday, 22nd November 2010 Dr. Marina Galand (Imperial College London, U.K.)
"Deposition of Energy in Planetary Upper Atmospheres"
Monday, 15th November 2010 Prof. Tom Morgan (Physics Department, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut)
"Two Different Laser Experiments: Laser-Produced Rydberg Molecules in Strong Electric Fields and Laser-Produced Atmospheric Helium Plasmas"
Monday, 8th November 2010 Alan Giltinan (Blackrock Castle Observatory)
"From Super Massive Black Holes to Asteroids. Very different but very similar"
Monday, 1st November 2010 Ms. Alison Hackett (Institute of Physics)
"Institute of Physics - activities and membership"
Monday, 18 October 2010 Prof. Kjeld Eikema (Vrije Universiteit)
"Extreme Ultraviolet Frequency Comb Metrology"
Monday, 11 October 2010 Dr. Sile Nic Chormaic, Dr. Thomas Busch, Dr. Michel Vandyck, Dr. Andy Ruth (Physics Department)
Dr. Rod Webb (Tyndall Institute)
"Fourth Year Project Options in Physics"
Monday, 4 October 2010 Dr. Denise Gabuzda, Dr. Paul Callanan, Prof. Niall O'Murchadha, Prof. John McInerney, Dr. Richard Green (Physics Department)
Dr. Brian Corbett (Tyndall Institute)
"4th Year Project Options in Physics"
Monday, 27th September 2010 Prof. David Nikogosyan, Prof. Stephen Fahy, Dr. Frank Peters (Physics Department)
Dr. Aidan Quinn, Prof. Eoin O'Reilly (Tyndall Institute)
"4th Year Project Options in Physics"
Thursday, 25th March 2010 Dr. Patrick Lysaght (SEMATECH, Austin TX, USA)
"The SEMATECH High Resolution Initiative for Novel and Emerging Nanotechnology"
Monday, 15th March 2010 Prof. Vincent Toal (School of Physics, Dublin Institute of Technology)
"Holographic applications of photopolymers and nanocomposites"
Monday, 8th March 2010 Prof. Michael Charlton (Physics Dept., University of Swansea)
"Antimatter: from Imagination to Application - and Back"
Monday, 1st March 2010 Carlo Di Franco (Physics Dept., UCC)
"Quantum teleportation with non-ideal conditional local operations"
Monday, 22nd February 2010 Dr. Brian Vohnsen (School of Physics, UCD)
"Implications of waveguiding in the human eye retina"
Monday, 15th February 2010 Dr. Frank Mulligan (NUI Maynooth)
"Why study the earth's mesopause"
Monday, 8th February 2010 Dr. Chris Ewels (Institute of Materials, CNRS, Nantes, France)
"Shaping the Defective NanaoWorld"
(Part of Institute of Physics in Ireland Lecture Programme)
Monday, 1st February 2010 Dr. Conor O'Raifeartaigh (WIT)
"Big Bang Mark II: The Inflationary Universe"
Monday, 25th January No seminar
Monday, 18th January 2010 Dr. Brian Ward (School of Physics, NUIG)
"Quantifying the ocean-atmosphere fluxes of greenhouse gases and understanding the controlling processes"
Monday, 4th January 2010 Mr. William Nelson (Penn State University)
"Gravity, Cosmology and Quantisation"
Monday, 14th December Dr. Alan Marscher (Boston University)
"Sites of Gamma-ray and X-ray Emission in the Jets of Blazars"
Monday, 7th December Dr. Ronny Engelmann and Dr. Ina Mattis (IfT Leipzig)
"Wind lidar measurements" and "Aerosol characterisation with multiwavelength Raman lidar observations"
Monday, 30th November Prof. Tilman Esslinger (Dept. of Physics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Synthetic Quantum Many-Body Systems"
Monday, 23rd November Dr. Brian Vohnsen (UCD, School of Physics, Belfield Campus, Dublin 4)
"Implications of Waveguiding in the Human Eye Retina"
Tuesday, 17th November Prof. Markus Arndt (Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna)
"What is intriguing in quantum physics?"
Monday, 16th November Dr. Joost Slingerland (Department of Theoretical Physics, NUI Maynooth)
"Anyons Topological Quantum Computation"
Monday, 2nd November John Goold PhD Presentation (Physics, UCC)
"One Dimensional Quantum Gases: Coherence, Correlations and Entanglement"
Monday, 2nd November Dr. Michael Kohl (Cambridge University)
"Ultracold atoms in optical lattices"
Monday, 12th October Prof. Eoin O'Reilly, Dr. David Nikogosyan, Dr. Frank Peters, Dr. Gaetan Leveque (Physics Department, UCC)
"4th Year Presentations"
Monday, 5th October Prof. Paul Callanan, Dr. Denise Gabuzda, Dr. Sile Nic Chormaic, Dr. Michel Vandyck, Dr. Fatima Gunning, Dr. Aidan Quinn (Physics Department, UCC)
"4th Year Presentations"
Tuesday, 29th September Prof. Dieter Meschede's (University of Bonn, Germany)
"Can we observe a trapped atom interfering with itself"
(Part of Institute of Physics in Ireland Lecture Programme)
Monday, 28th September Prof. John McInerney, Prof. Niall O'Murchadha, Prof. Stephen Fahy, Dr. Thomas Busch, Dr. Andy Ruth, Dr. Paddy McCarthy (Physics Department, UCC)
"4th Year Presentations"
Monday, 20th April Prof. Joan Centrella (NUI, Maynooth)
"Binary Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Numerical Relativity"
(Part of Institute of Physics in Ireland Lecture Programme)
Monday, 13th April Easter Monday - No seminar
Monday, 6th April Prof. Klaus Molmer (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
"Quantum Computing - how far have we come, and where will we end?"
(Part of Institute of Physics in Ireland Lecture Programme)
Monday, 30th March No seminar
Monday, 23rd March Dr. John Mc Donald (NUI, Galway)
"The secret lives of neutron stars"
Monday, 16th March Dr. Eoghan Griffin (UCL, London, UK)
"Thermospheric winds and temperatures from the polar cap and auroral zone"
Monday, 9th March Are R. Raklev (Cambridge, UK)
"On the eve of the LHC"
Monday, 2nd March Dr. Stephen Hegarty (Tyndall National Institute, Cork)
"Entrainment of quantum-dot laser oscillators"
Monday, 23rd February Prof. Charles Adams (Durham University, UK)
"Atomic giants shuffle tiny lights: non-linear optics with Rydberg atoms"
(Part of Institute of Physics in Ireland Lecture Programme)
Monday, 16th February Dr. Justin Molloy (National Institute for Medical Research, UK)
"Using lasers to study single biological molecules"
(Part of Institute of Physics in Ireland Lecture Programme)
Monday, 9th February Dr. Thomas Fernholz (University of Nottingham, UK)
"A Quantum Interface between Light and Room Temperature Atomic Ensembles"
Monday, 2nd February Dr. Mauro Ferreira (School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin)
"Doping-induced variations in the physical properties of carbon nanotubes: a theoretical approach"
Monday, 26th January Dr. Jacinta Browne (Medical Ultrasound Group, School of Physics, DIT)
"Advances in Medical Ultrasound and how it is used in Disease Characterisation"
Monday, 19th January Dr. Silvia Giordani (Trinity College Dublin)
"From Molecular Switches to Carbon Nanotubes in the Search for Smart Materials"
Monday, 12th January Prof. Myungshik Kim (Queen's University Belfast)
"Photon-level operations"
Monday, 5th January Nadia Kudryavtseva (Department of Physics, University College Cork)
"Binary Black Holes in Active Galaxies"
Monday, 8th December Dr. Jorick S Vink (Armagh Observatory)
"On the fate of the most massive stars"
Monday, 1st December The following Physics Department staff will give short talks about their research:
  1. Prof. David Cotter - "Photonic Systems"
  2. Dr. Rod Webb - "Digital Processing with Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers"
  3. Dr. Fatima Gunning - "Sensing using Optical Fibres"
Monday, 24th November Prof. Niek Van Hulst (ICFO, Barcelona, Spain)
"Light control on the nanoscale by plasmonic antennas and shaped pulses"
Monday, 17th November The following Physics Department staff will give short talks about their research:
  1. Dr. Michel Vandyk - "Aerodynamics as a 4th year project"
  2. Dr. David Nikogosyan - "UV femtosecond laser-induced refractive index engineering in silica-based fibres"
  3. Dr. Pluen Maaskant - "Highly efficient light sources (gallium nitride)"
Monday, 10th November Mark Hannam (Department of Physics, University College Cork)
"The Golden Age of Einstein - black-hole collisions, gravitational waves and numerical relativity"
Monday, 3rd November The following Physics Department staff will give short talks about their research:
  1. Prof. Stephen Fahy - "Understanding Electron and Atomic Dynamics in Solids"
  2. Dr. Sile Nic Chormaic - "Exploring the Quantum World"
  3. Dr. Frank Peters - "Applied Mathematics & Integrated Photonics"
Monday, 27th October BANK HOLIDAY - No seminar
Monday, 20th October The following Physics Department staff will give short talks about their research:
  1. Prof. John Mc Inerney - "Semiconductor Laser Dynamics"
  2. Dr. Emanuele Pelucchi - "Growth Challenges in Site controlled Quantum Dots"
  3. Dr. Paddy McCarthy - "Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Research"
Monday, 13th October The following Physics Department staff will give short talks about their research:
  1. Dr. Andy Ruth - "Laser Spectroscopy in UCC"
  2. Dr. Denise Gabuzda - "The Physics of Active Galactic Nuclei Revealed by High-Resolution Radio Observations"
  3. Prof. Paul Callanan - "Measuring the masses of neutron stars and black holes in our Galaxy"
Monday, 6th October The following Physics Department staff will give short talks about their research:
  1. Dr. Thomas Busch - "Ultracold Fermions"
  2. Prof. Niall Ó Murchadha - "Black hole collisions: where numerics and mathematics meet"
  3. Prof. Eoin O'Reilly - "Physics and Engineering of Photonic Materials and Devices"
Monday, 29th September Sophie Dixneuf (Department of Physics, University College Cork)
"Light Scattering Spectroscopy by Atomic Gas Mixtures"
Monday, 19th May Creidhe O'Sullivan (Dept. of Experimental Physics, NUIM)
"Quasi-Optics for CMB Polarisation Telescopes"
Monday, 12th May Ian Mercer (School of Physics, University College Dublin)
"Lasers and Life"
Monday, 5th May BANK HOLIDAY - No seminar
Monday, 28th April Pete Vukusic (School of Physics, University of Exeter)
"All Things Bright and Beautiful: Photonic Systems in Biology"
Thursday, 24th April Mark Reynolds (Department of Physics, University College Cork)
"Optical/IR Studies of Quiescent X-Ray Binaries and Related Systems" (PhD Via Presentation)
Monday, 21st April Silvia Giordani (Trinity College Dublin)
"TBA"
PLEASE NOTE THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A REVISED DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.
Monday, 14th April Paul McKenna (Dept. of Physics, University of Strathclyde)
"High power laser driven MeV ion acceleration"
Monday, 7th April Mark Hannam (Physics Dept., UCC)
"The black-hole collision revolution"
PLEASE NOTE THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO EASTER RECESS. A REVISED DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.
Monday, 31st March Sophie Dixneuf (Physics Dept., UCC)
"Light Scattering Spectroscopy in Atomic Gas Mixtures"
PLEASE NOTE THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO EASTER RECESS. A REVISED DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.
Monday, 24th March BANK HOLIDAY - No seminar
Monday, 17th March BANK HOLIDAY - No seminar
Monday, 10th March Kate Lepore (School of Physics, UCD)
"The use of U-series radionuclides as tracers of oceanographic processes"
Monday, 3rd March Graham Kells (NUI Maynooth)
"The Toric Code and the Kitaev honeycomb model: How to see anyons in spin lattices"
Monday, 25th February David N. Nikogosyan
(Photonics Research Group, Aston University, Birmingham, UK and Physics Department, U.C.C.)
"Point-by-point inscription of 250-nm-period structure in bulk fused silica by tightly-focused femtosecond UV pulses"
Monday, 18th February Martin Turner (University of Leicester, UK)
"Exploring the Hot Universe with XMM-Newton and XEUS"
(Part of Institute of Physics in Ireland Lecture Programme)
Monday, 11th February Martin Leahy (University of Limerick)
"Biophotonics in Microcirculation Imaging"
Thursday, 7th February Robert Walsh (University of Central Lancashire, U.K.)
"Living With a Star"
Tyndall Lecture 2008, takes place at 12pm and 2pm in the Brookfield Health Sc. Complex, Room G01
Monday, 4th February Jim McCann (Queen's University, Belfast)
"Theory of Low-energy Excitations of a Bose Gas"
Monday, 28th January Martin Caffrey (University of Limerick)
"Using X-rays to Discover the Molecular Workings of 'Nature's Robots' in Cellular Membranes"
PLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Monday, 21st January Andreas Amann (Tyndall National Institute)
"Electron transport in semiconductor superlattices"
Monday, 14th January Phil Jones (University College London, UK)
"Optical Tweezers: Microbubbles, nanotubes and super-resolution"
Wednesday, 9th January Daniel Kennefick (University of Arkansas and Caltech)
"Not Only because of Theory: Eddington, Dyson and the Competing Myths of the 1919 'Einstein' Eclipse"
Monday, 7th January Dr. Jim Greer (Tyndall National Institute)
"Sources, sinks and correlations in electron transport"