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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Putting a spin on light: from Poynting to knotting

Date
28/11/2018
Location:
Aston Webb – Main Lecture Theatre
Description
Professor Dennis will give his inaugural lecture on the 28 November. Titled "Putting a spin on light: from Poynting to knotting", he will be speaking about his background in physics and will describe how to control the shape of light beams and optical wavefunctions.

Minding the gap: how to improve boarding and alighting from trains

Date
05/12/2018
Location:
Gisbert Kapp Building (G8 on the University map)
Description
Bridget Eickhoff, Professor of Railway Interface Engineering, will present her inaugural lecture on Wednesday 5 December 2018. She will reflect on the challenges of the interface between trains and platforms on a mixed traffic railway.
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Eyes for sore sites: a life of geophysics

Description
Feature article on the life and career of Nigel Cassidy, Professor of Geotechnical Infrastructure Engineering, who recently delivered his Inaugural Lecture, entitled 'Eyes for sore sites: a life of geophysics'
Date:
21/08/2018

Casting: art to aerospace

Description
Feature article on the life and research of Professor Nick Green, Director of the High Temperature Research Centre and Professor of Manufacturing Technology at the University of Birmingham, who recently gave his Inaugural Lecture, entitled 'Casting: art to aerospace'.
Date:
21/05/2018

To infinity and beyond

Description
Feature on the career of Professor Chris Good, Deputy Head of the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
27/03/2018

Quantum vortex matter: insights from computer algebra

Description
Feature article on Professor Nicola Wilkin, Director of Education at College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Professor of Physics at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
23/01/2018

A journey through the underworld

Description
The capacity audience at Professor David Chapman's Inaugural Lecture were treated to his dramatic tunnel collapse experiment.
Date:
11/01/2018
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