EPSRC has chosen the SuperSTEM consortium, consisting of the Universities of Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and led by the University of Leeds, as successful bidder for the £4.5M EPSRC National Facility for Scanning Transmission Electron-Microscopy...
Jacqui Romero of the Optics Group, was invited to speak at the prestigious meeting of the Rank Prize Fund on "Optical Implementation of Quantum Information", where she was awarded the prize for the best student talk.
Robert Beacham, a PhD student in the Materials and Condensed Matter Physics research group, was awarded a prize for one of the best three student posters at the recent EMAG 2011 conference in Birmingham...
Giles Hammond has been appointed as a member of the new Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland. The academy comprises 68 members from academic institutions and industry throughout Scotland.
The speed of light is a constant only in space. When light travels through glass, movement of the glass drags the light with it too. Spinning a window as fast as you can is predicted to rotate slightly the image of the world behind it.
Writing in Physics Review Letters, Jacqui Romero of the Optics Group working with her collaborators in Strathclyde and Bristol has shown that knotted lines of darkness embedded optical fields are themselves non-locally entangled.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has announced the election of 45 new Fellows for 2011, to add to its 1500-strong Fellowship of experts in the sciences, arts, humanities, the professions, industry and commerce. Among those elected is Dr Martin Hendry from the School of Physics and Astronomy.
Prof. Jim Hough was recently honoured for his "outstanding contributions in gravitational wave research" (to quote the official citation) by his election to become one of the inaugural fellows of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation.