On this page we highlight a number of recent news stories from the School of Physics and Astronomy. Major news items are also published on the University's news pages.
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ISMD 2022 Conference
Wed, 31 Aug 2022 10:20:00 BST
The 51st meeting of the International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics was held in Pitlochry, Scotland from 1-5 August, two years after the meeting was originally meant to be hosted by the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a year after the 50th edition was moved to a fully online form for the first (and hopefully only) time.
Fusion power for a resilient Scotland
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 10:15:39 BST
STEP – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production – will be built in the UK: the first fusion power station in the world. There is a chance that STEP will come to Ardeer, Ayrshire. It is on the shortlist of only 5 sites for the UK Government’s strategic investment in fusion, a decision is expected in Autumn 2022.
Victor Ochoa-Gutierrez awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 08:29:00 BST
Victor Ochoa-Gutierrez has been awarded a 2022 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.
All optical measurement of tiny torques
Fri, 10 Jun 2022 08:41:36 BST
A collaboration with colleagues at the Medical University of Innsbruck has realised a technique to measure directly torques in the atto (10-18) Newton meter range. Such tiny torques are directly relevant for microscope-based measurements of cells and similarly sized bodies.
Prof. Christine Davies wins the 2022 Royal Society of Edinburgh Kelvin Medal for outstanding contributions to theoretical particle physics
Tue, 24 May 2022 09:15:00 BST
Professor Christine Davies, OBE, FRSE, FInstP, Professor and Head of the Particle Physics theory group, University of Glasgow, is awarded the RSE/Lord Kelvin Medal.
Staff Connections - What do our academics do to relax?
Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:28:00 GMT
As part of our Kelvin Connections wellbeing week, we found out how some of our staff members relax and keep on top of their busy workloads. Read their top tips below, and visit our Connections Point Wellbeing Stall on level 2 of the Kelvin Building to add your own tips to our display boards.
Kelvin Connections - Wellbeing Week
Tue, 09 Nov 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Connecting with others helps us human beings thrive. Research increasingly demonstrates this, and NHS resources list ‘connecting’ as the very first step to improved wellbeing. That’s why we at the School of Physics & Astronomy have planned a wellbeing week all around making connections, and who better to front such a campaign than a man connected to almost every building, river, and subway station within a five-mile radius – our very own Lord Kelvin!
The charming strangeness of the W boson
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 15:38:34 BST
Glasgow physicists have pinned down Vcs, a key parameter of the Standard Model, by combining their calculations on STFC's DIRAC supercomputer with results from particle physics experiments around the world for the rate of D meson decay to a K meson in a process akin to nuclear beta decay.
UofG LENDS SUPPORT TO STEP TOWARDS UK FUSION ENERGY
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:09:47 BST
The University of Glasgow is lending its support to a trio of bids to bring a prototype fusion energy plant to Scotland. The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) announced today that three University of Glasgow-backed plans to base the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) programme at locations across Scotland’s central belt have passed the initial stage of consideration.
Kelvin Prize awarded to 2020 PhD students
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 11:14:00 BST
The Kelvin Prize Committee have spent an enjoyable time reading PhD theses submitted during 2020 and nominated by research groups for an award. We were very impressed by the research scholarship and innovation demonstrated across a wide range of physics areas; the School should be proud of these achievements by our PhD students.
Staff Spotlight: Caroline Muellenbroich
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT
In celebration of International Day of Women & Girls in Science, we speak with Dr Caroline Muellenbroich, a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the School of Physics and Astronomy, and runner of the Glasgow Women in Physics Group (GWiP) and Justice, Equite, Diversity and Inclusion Group (JEDI).
Dr Daria Sokhan awarded the 2020 Blaise Pascal Chair of International Excellence
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 10:39:55 GMT
Daria Sokhan, experimental physicist in hadronic physics at the University of Glasgow, obtained the 2020 Blaise Pascal Chair of International Excellence from the Île-de-France Region and will join Paris-Saclay for more than a year.
Unscrambling entanglement highlighted on the cover of Nature Physics!
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:18:00 GMT
A team of Scottish-based scientists from Heriot-Watt and University of Glasgow have managed to transport "entangled" particles of light through a complex medium by "unscrambling" them. Their work has been highlighted on the cover of Nature Physics.
Anthony Clarkson has been awarded the 2020 Technician Award by the Institute of physics
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:12:23 GMT
Anthony Clarkson has been awarded the 2020 Technician Award by the Institute of physics. The IOP Technician Award highlights the diverse role of technicians in education, research and industry.
LIGO and Virgo announce new detections in updated gravitational-wave catalogue
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:28:00 GMT
The publication of a new catalogue of gravitational wave detections from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration is providing valuable new insight into the workings of the universe.
Controlling the Symmetry of Inorganic Ionic Nanofilms with Optical Chirality
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:34:00 BST
The editors at Nature Communications have put together an Editors’ Highlights webpage of recent research on Inorganic, Nanoscale and Physical Chemistry and have chosen to feature an article, entitled “Controlling the symmetry of inorganic ionic nanofilms with optical chirality”, with contributing research from staff at the School of Physics and Astronomy.
Big Panda / Wee Panda: A mentoring programme in Physics & Astronomy for all students
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:28:40 BST
We are delighted to invite our students to join PANDA, a new mentoring programme for students in the School of Physics and Astronomy. Students interested to join the scheme as mentees or as mentors should read the attached document carefully, and apply by filling in and submitting this form by Friday 18th September 5pm. Questions can be emailed to the coordinator of the PANDA mentoring programme, Dr Nicolas Labrosse.
Charming physics in a beautiful context
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:05:16 BST
A Glasgow-Cambridge team in the HPQCD collaboration have recently calculated for the first time how the charm quark undergoes a weak interaction when paired with a beauty quark inside a Bc meson and subject to strong interaction physics.
The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics is coming to Glasgow Uni
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 08:35:00 BST
We are excited that our bid to host the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) at Glasgow University has been successful, which means that the School of Physics and Astronomy will host CUWiP in 2022.
Particle Theory predictions come up trumps!
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:09:00 BST
A particle that is an ‘excited’ bound state of a bottom quark and a charm antiquark has been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider and its mass is in agreement with a 2012 prediction made by a Glasgow/Cambridge team led by Prof. Christine Davies...
Taught MSc Programmes Induction on Friday 14 September
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 05:53:00 BST
Supercomputers Provide New Window into the Life and Death of the Neutron
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:25:00 BST
A team of scientists including Dr Chris Bouchard in the School of Physics & Astronomy has enlisted powerful supercomputers to calculate a quantity known as the “nucleon axial coupling,” or gA – which is central to our understanding of a neutron’s lifetime – with unprecedented precision.
NuSTAR Images of Our Sun
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:47:00 BST