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Maxwell Lectures

Academic Lectures Organised by The Maxwell Society

The Maxwell Society Lectures are a series of lectures on topical scientific issues. They are aimed at a general audiance and all are welcome to attend, especially those from the other London universities.
The lectures are held weekly at 2pm on Mondays in room 2C.

Michaelmas Term 2007

8 October, Vincent Toal, Dublin Institute of Technology
Holography - an Introduction

15 October, Fred Festy, King’s College London
Using Visible Light to Diagnose Breast Cancer

22 October, Giles Davies, University of Leeds
The Exploitation of Biological Processes for Nanostructure Engineering

29 October, Malcolm Fairbairn, King’s College London
Understanding Invisible Energy

5 November, No lecture (Reading week)

12 November, Michael Bloom et al., King’s College London
Physics and Space
(NB: A unique occasion: a Maxwell Lecture by undergraduate students!)

19 November, Graham Davis, Queen Mary, University of London
X-Ray Microtomography and the Challenge of the Third Dimension

26 November, Aviva Burnstock, Courtauld Institute
Can Science Distinguish the Work of the Master Painter from the Forger?

3 December, James Pinfold, University of Alberta & King’s College London: The Big Bang Machine

10 December, Nikos Doltsinis, King’s College London
Shedding Light on (the) Matter: ab initio Simulations of Photoactive Materials


Maxwell Lectures Spring 2007

15 January
Dr David Ellison, University of Abertay
The Physics Behind Computer Games

22 January
Dr Andrea Sella, University College London
Chemistry and Light

29 January
Dr. Ignacio Ferreras, King's College London
A "chicken-or-egg" question: Supermassive Black Holes

5 February
Professor Peter Dawson, University College London
Some Advances in Medical Imaging
 

12 February
Dr Aviva Burnstock, Courtauld Institute
Can Science Distinguish the Work of the Master Painter from the Forger?

19 February
Professor Adrian Sutton, FRS, Imperial College London
Size Matters: Materials at the Nanoscale

26 February
Dr Adrianne Slyz, University of Oxford
Star Formation

2-4 March Cumberland Lodge Weekend
Science and Security

 

Maxwell Lectures Autumn 2006

2 October, Dr Ignacio Ferreras, KCL Physics
Alchemy and Galaxy Formation

9 October, Dr Nick Rattenbury, Jodrell Bank Observatory - University of Manchester
Gravity's Telescope: Discovering Planets Orbiting Other Stars

16 October, Professor Dan Davis, Imperial College
Imaging the Molecular Recognition of Disease

23 October, Dr Mark Miodownik, KCL Engineering Engineering Art

30 October, Dr Nicholas Eastaugh, Oxford University
The Pigmentum Project

6 November, no lecture (reading week)

13 November, Dr Mairi Sakellariadou, KCL Physics
A Guided Tour Through the Early Universe

20 November, Dr Graham McDonald, University of Salford
Complexity: a Physics of Everything

27 November, Dr Philip Harris, University of Sussex
Can you run the universe backwards?

4 December, Professor James Pinfold, University of Alberta, Canada
Focusing on the Extreme Energy Universe

11 December, Dr Yong Mao, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham
Knots, and What Nots

 
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