Inaugural Lecture Series

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is running a series of Inaugural Lectures to showcase the leading scientists who are pushing the boundaries in their disciplines.

The event marks an individual’s promotion to Professor, but also provides a rare opportunity to hear first-hand about their research.

These events are open to the public, and free of charge. Please click on the below headings to learn more and register for the event.

Miss the lecture? Some of the lectures were recorded; follow the links to find out more.

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Singing binaries: listening to the chirps of black holes

In his inaugural lecture Professor Ilya Mandel discussed the detection of gravitational waves and explored the potential research opportunities arising from this revolutionary discovery.

Beauty and Strangeness in Particle Physics

The focus of Cristina's current research – which she outlined in her recent Inaugural Lecture, 'Beauty and Strangeness in Particle Physics' – is the study of the behaviour of particles containing the beauty and strange quarks in the LHCb and NA62 experiments at CERN.

The Art of Processing Ceramics - Professor Jon Binner

Professor Jon Binner has worked in academia all his professional life, but he doesn't consider himself a typical academic. That's because the eminent materials engineer gets more of a buzz from seeing his research turned into real-life applications than he does from doing pure science.

From Flow to Formulation - Professor Mark Simmons

Professor Mark Simmons delivered his inaugural lecture as a newly appointed Professor in December 2015. This series celebrates his success in the field of fluid mechanics.

Shedding Light on Corrosion

Professor Alison Davenport is conducting research into metal corrosion, this has impacts on nuclear, medical and aerospace industries to name a few.
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