Astro-Chat: Impact!

Originally posted on Science views:
an astro-chat with Professor Don Kurtz Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK Friday, 5 November 2021 7:00-8:00 pm Live online Book a place 66 million years ago the Cretaceous came to an end with the impact of a 10-km diameter asteroid. The explosion, tsunami, fires,…

NASA’s TESS Discovers Stellar Siblings Host ‘Teenage’ Exoplanets

Originally posted on Lincoln Astrophysics Team:
Very exciting to be part of this discovery from early on in 2020, which has now been published today. The original article can be found here and below. ———————————————————————————————————————————– Thanks to data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international collaboration of astronomers has identified four exoplanets, worlds beyond…

Stellar Evolution 101: STFC Introductory Astronomy Summer School

Originally posted on Lincoln Astrophysics Team:
This was a talk given by Dr Phil Sutton at the 2021 STFC Introductory Astronomy Summer School, which was hosted by The University of Hull. The talk gives a broad overview of stellar evolution, using the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram as the template to explain the key stages like protostar, main…

Meet The Physicist Event

Originally posted on Lincoln Astrophysics Team:
A fun , relaxed and informative event for A-level and GSCE students to promote the pursuit of the study of Physics! About this event I believe it’s important for people to realise that pursuing the study of Physics, and going on to centre your career on it, isn’t just…

Astro-Chat: Juno at Jupiter

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an astro-chat with Professor Don Kurtz Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK Friday, 24 September 2021 7:00-8:00 pm Live online Book a place Jupiter is big. Really Big. (Apologies to Douglas Adams). It is the beautiful, bright planet that is visible all night now, rising…

Invited International Lecture in Japan

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
On 6th September 2021 Andrei gave an invited talk Computer simulations of block copolymer composite materials at 70th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules in Japan. Andrei presented the results of the collaboration with Javier Díaz, Marco Pinna, Ignacio Pagonabarraga.

Computer simulations of block copolymer composite materials

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
Javier Díaz, Marco Pinna, Ignacio Pagonabarraga, Andrei Zvelindovsky, “Computer simulations of block copolymer composite materials”, Polymer Preprints, Japan 70, No. 2 (2021) 1I19IL. Block copolymer (BCP) melts are excellent candidates to control the position and alignment of anisotropic nanoparticles (NPs), due to their ability to self-assemble into ordered…

Block copolymer phase transition – Javier Diaz

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
Today, Dr Javier Diaz (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland) gave a talk Block copolymer phase transition induced by nanoparticle anisotrophy at Polymer Physics Graduate Symposium. Javier got his PhD at our centre in Lincoln.

IOP Satellite Meeting on Higher Education

Originally posted on Theory of Complex Matter:
On Wednesday August 18th 2021 Dr Matthew Booth and myself attended a short IOP Higher Education Group Meeting on “What is Meaningful Assessment in Physics?” which was a satellite meeting of the larger education conference ViCEPHEC21 . The meeting was very exciting, with discussions ranging from the role…

Astro-Chat: UFOs – are aliens visiting the Earth?

Originally posted on Science views:
an astro-chat with Professor Don Kurtz Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK Friday, 18 June 2021, 7:00-7:30 pm Live online Book a place Are aliens visiting the Earth? Are the military forces keeping flying saucers secret? When was the first flying saucer seen? Hear about…

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