Apples on the original Newton’s apple tree at Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire
The Newtonian Moment
a duo public lecture by
Dr Fabien Paillusson
School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln
Dr Anna Marie Roos
School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Wednesday 31 May 2017
6 pm – 7 pm
Lecture Theatre in the new Isaac Newton building, Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln
In this public lecture, the humanities and the sciences meet. A historian of science and a physicist will shed some light on the discovery of Newton’s laws, some of the most famous and important in physics. These laws not only ushered in modern physics and technology, but also have changed the way we think about human society and the Universe.
The lecture will be given in the new Isaac Newton building at the University of Lincoln.
Anna Marie Roos is a Reader in the…
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On Wednesday 8th February 2017, Professor Werner Hofer presented a fascinating and provoking lecture on quantum physics. His talk resulted in many questions from the audience and created a boiling discussion atmosphere, which was a sign of development of the quantum physics in the beginning of 20th century. Only this time Professor Hofer was offering the audience his approach to a physics for 21st century. If you missed the talk, you can still read the talk’s slides in this link.
After the talk: the speaker, Professor Werner Hofer (left) with the host, Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky (right).
It was great to have students from Lincoln UTC and The Priory Academy LSST for our joint Maths-Physics-Chemistry Christmas event with mini-lecture, workshops, a quiz and some nibbles. It covered maths of birds flocking, physics of chaos, and lots of funny and not so easy chemistry questions during the quiz.
Today the University of Lincoln held its Annual Individual Merit and Team Achievement Awards ceremony.
Several of our current or recent staff received these awards:
Jacqueline Gray, Rachael Kuerten, Debra Brown and Matt Booth received Individual Merit Awards, while Martin Greenall and Marco Pinna received Teaching Excellence Awards.
On the 16th of November 2016 Professor Tom McLeish FRS from Durham University, UK, delivered our 1st Annual Edward Delaval Lecture in Physics. The lecture is named after Edward Delaval FRS, a ‘physics hero’ associated with the Doddington Hall near Lincoln. Tom gave a fascinating talk about the English polymath of the 13th century Robert Grosseteste, who was Bishop of Lincoln. A lively discussion and answers to questions from the public after the lecture made 1.5 hours fly without notice.
After the lecture. L-R: Professor Tom McLeish FRS and Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky, Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics.
On 21 September 2016 Robert Sharp received his Commendation Certificate for his Physics 1st year study in a magic settings of Woolsthorpe Manor during Gravity Fields festival. Robert could not make it for the end of the year Edward Delaval event in June, however, he got his certificate in a not less remarkable place – next to the Isaac Newton’s house!
Dr Manuela Mura and Robert Sharp with the backdrop of the Isaac Newton’s house behind
After listening to Andrei’s talk “From Newton’s light to electromagnetic waves:
a paths to enlightening” at Woolsthorpe Manor as a part of Gravity Fields festival our 2nd year Physics students and staff have visited the Woolsthorpe Manor garden with the famous Newton’s apple tree.
Photo with The Physics Tree.
Our school will deliver two fascinating talks:
From the Newton’s light to electromagnetic waves by Andrei Zvelindovsky
Exploring the molecular machines within a fantastic voyage by Danilo Roccatano
In collaboration with Durham university, a scholar of theoretical physics from the University of Lincoln has published new findings about the surprising behaviour of exotic phases forming in liquids in Physical Review Letters – the world’s premier physics letter journal.
Dr Fabien Paillusson, Lecturer in the School of Mathematics & Physics, specialises in theoretical and computational modelling, the foundations of physics, machine learning and automated reasoning, logic and the philosophy of science.
His new paper, entitled Phase Separation on Bicontinuous Cubic Membranes: Symmetry Breaking, Re-entrance and Domain Facetting, is published in Physical Review Letters, a prestigious journal from the American Physical Society which publishes short, high-quality reports of significant and notable results in the full arc of fundamental and interdisciplinary physics research. Physical Review Letters provides readers with the most influential developments and transformative ideas in physics and is the most cited physics journal in the…
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