Quantum vortex matter: insights from computer algebra - Professor Nicola Wilkin's Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 17:15 - 18:30
Main Lecture Theatre, Aston Webb (directly beneath the Student Hub) (R7 on campus map [PDF])

In the classical world there are phenomena at all length scales that correspond to swirling fluids about a central point, be it tornados, whirlpools, or the household bath tub as you let the water out. Theoretical physicists have the luxury of being able to let their curiosity guide them between different fields, where underlying conceptual ideas may be related even if the laboratory set-ups are completely different.

Professor Nicola Wilkin’s inaugural lecture will focus on two key physical systems; a superconductor, (a solid material) where the vortices therein are generated by an applied magnetic field and other vortices in ultra-cold gases where the vortices are a response to rotation that is induced by lasers.

Nicola Wilkin is Director of Education, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and a Professor of Physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be served at the drinks reception following the event. Alcoholic drinks will be only be served to those who are aged 18 or over.

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