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The first international conference on quantum metamaterials

11 June 2015

The first international conference on quantum metamaterial, co-organized by Dr. Alex Zagoskin, took place in Spetses, Greece 1-5 June 2015.

Aidan Wilkinsion wins Sir David Wallace Prize at Science Matter Conference

10 June 2015

PhD student Aidan Wilkinsion supervised by Feo Kusmartsev and Marat Gaifullin wins Sir David Wallace Prize at Science Matter Conference.

Paper of Prof. Kusmartsev was published in Nature Communications

28 May 2015

Together with collaborators from Maryland University (USA), Beijin University and Chinese Academy of Sciences Prof Feo Kusmartsev has discovered a new type of superconductivity – vector superconductivity.

Dmitry Gulevich, Alex Zagoskin and Paul Bell received a grant from NVIDIA

19 May 2015

NVIDIA Corporation supports collaboration of Dmitry Gulevich, Alex Zagoskin from Physics and Paul Bell from Computer Science in simulating large quantum coherent systems.

Dr. David Parry passed away on Tuesday 5th May

11 May 2015

We are very sorry to have to announce the sad news that Dr. David Parry, a long serving, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and latterly Visiting Fellow in the department passed away on Tuesday 5th May

Loughborough Professor wins prestigious science award

29 April 2015

Professor Eugene Mele, from the Department of Physics, awarded Benjamin Franklin Medal by the Franklin Insitute.

League table confirms Loughborough is one of the top 15 universities in UK

27 April 2015

Loughborough University holds on to its 13th place ranking in The Complete University Guide league table 2016.

Loughborough named University of the Year at 2015 Whatuni Awards

24 April 2015

Loughborough wins at awards voted for exclusively by more than 20,000 UK students, celebrating universities’ excellence, also being voted the winner of the best students’ union and accommodation categories.

See the world through different eyes with our Discover Science lecture series

15 April 2015

This May Loughborough University is inviting staff, students and members of the community to 'discover science' with a series of free public lectures.

All alumni are invited to the Physics Alumni Reunion on Saturday 11 July 2015

2 April 2015

All alumni are invited to the Physics Alumni Reunion on Saturday 11 July 2015!

Ever wondered what goes on behind lab doors in Physics? Come and find out!

1 April 2015

Ever wondered what goes on behind lab doors in Physics? Come and find out! This year’s series of research talks, organised by the Department of Physics and the Department Committee, starts next month.

Science webchat for Physics offer holders on 8th April

1 April 2015

Applicants for our Physics undergraduate degree courses are invited to take part in a webchat next week.

Dr Zagoskin is a co-organizer of Quantum Metamaterials 2015 Workshop

30 March 2015

Dr Zagoskin is a coorganizer of Quantum Metamaterials 2015 Workshop which will take place at the premises of the Anargyreios and Korgialeneios School of Spetses (A.K.S.S.) Foundation, a prime conference facility located in the island of Spetses.

Capturing solar eclipse

23 March 2015

Staff and students from the Department of Physics gathered at its Observatory on Friday 20 March to capture the solar eclipse.

Still time to register for our Physics UCAS Visit Day!

19 March 2015

There's still time to book your place on our last Physics UCAS visit day of the 2015.

20th annual Sir Nevill Mott Public Lecture presented by Sir David Wallace

6 February 2015

This year's Mott lecture will be given by Sir David Wallace on Wednesday 11 March at 5.15 pm in W004. The title of the talk will be "High Performance Computing".

Sonobex, LU spin out from the Physics Department, was featured on BBC

4 February 2015

Sonobex, Loughborough University spin out company from the Physics Department, was featured on the One Show, BBC 1 (3 February).

Dr Balanov is awarded an EPSRC grant

9 January 2015

Dr Balanov and his colleagues from the University of Nottingham and the University of leads are awarded an EPSRC grant supporting 3-years research in development acoustoelectric methods for the generation, manipulation and detection of terahertz radiation.

Prof Kusmartsev has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

12 December 2014

Prof Kusmartsev has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. Citation: For theoretical contributions to many areas of condensed matter physics, particularly semiconductor physics and superconductivity.

Dr Chesca joins Executive Board of Superconductor Science and Technology Journal

2 December 2014

Dr Boris Chesca joins the Executive Board of Superconductor Science and Technology Journal. From January 2015 Boris will join the Executive Board of Superconductor Science and Technology (SuST) Journal. With a present impact factor of 2.796 for many years SuSt has been the leading journal in the world specializing in superconductivity and its applications.

Loughborough Visiting Professor E. Mele is awarded the Franklin Medal in Physics

6 November 2014

Loughborough Visiting Professor Eugene J. Mele is awarded very prestigious Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics for "groundbreaking theoretical contributions leading to the discovery of a new class of materials called topological insulators, and for their prediction of specific compounds exhibiting the novel properties expected of these new materials"

Physics PhD student D. Priimak has published a single author paper

28 October 2014

Second year research student Dmitry Primak has published his first single author paper in Journal of Computational Physics.

Dr Zagoskin and Dr Betouras were awarded an EPSRC grant

9 October 2014

Dr Zagoskin and Dr Betouras were recently awarded an EPSRC grant “Testing Quantumness: From Artificial Quantum Arrays to Lattice Spin Models and Spin Liquids”(of value £375K for three years).

Loughborough build a new Centre for Data Science

15 August 2014

Loughborough University is building an exciting new Centre for Data Science and as part of this is looking to make 11 new academic appointments (2 Professors, 1 Senior Lecturer and 8 Lecturers) in the School of Science to complement existing staff expertise. The Centre will be the focus for research on Modelling and Data Analytics across the campus.

Loughborough Science departments rated highly in National Student Survey

12 August 2014

Student satisfaction at Loughborough has increased again, according to the latest National Student Survey, published on 12 August - with Science departments rated highly.

Dr. Daniel Elford is invited to the Buckingham Palace

10 June 2014

Former Physics student, Dr. Daniel Elford, was invited to Buckingham Palace for a special reception given by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, in celebration of the technology sector’s contribution to the UK economy.

Prof. Kusmartsev and Dr. Zagoskin join the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports

30 May 2014

Prof. Kusmartsev and Dr. Zagoskin join the Editorial Board of "Scientific Reports", a primary research journal from the publishers of Nature, covering all areas of the natural and clinical sciences.

A way to generate high-frequency chaos

28 May 2014

A team of scientists from Loughborough, Saratov (Russia) and Nottingham shows that a linear resonator can make a microwave oscillator to generate high-frequency chaotic electro-magnetic waves.

Intenational team of researchers discovers unexpected magnetic phase transition

15 May 2014

In a recent international collaboration with experimentalists from Rutherford-Appleton Lab in UK, Brookhaven National Lab in USA, and theorists colleagues a distinct and unexpected surface magnetic phase transition, was reported.

Pioneering noise reduction technology recognised at the 5th Enterprise Awards

2 May 2014

Dr Daniel Elford and Sonobex take home Intellectual Property award at event to showcase Loughborough University research impact, graduate success and enterprise.

International Focus Workshop on Metamaterials and Quantum Criticality

20 March 2014

International Focus Workshop on Metamaterials and Quantum Criticality will be held in Loughborough 25.03.14-26.03.14

Sir Nevill Mott Public Lecture presented by Professor Sir John Pendry

27 February 2014

Sir Nevill Mott Public Lecture presented by Professor Sir John Pendry

Two lectures from our Leverhulme Visiting Professor Andrey Chubukov

27 February 2014

Two lectures from our Leverhulme Visiting Professor Andrey Chubukov

Dr Betouras and his collaborators answer a ten-year old experimental question

11 February 2014

Dr Joseph Betouras and his collaborators from the University of Wisconsin and the Leibnitz Insitute in Dresden answer a ten-year old experimental question

Alex Zagoskin is awarded the grade of Fellow of the IOP

26 November 2013

Alex Zagoskin is awarded the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Physics

Loughborough launches new PGCE in Mathematics

13 November 2013

Those that can, teach. Students considering careers teaching physics or maths can take their PGCE at Loughborough.

Sean Hardeley gets Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year 2013

1 November 2013

Former physics student Sean Hardeley gets the Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year 2013

Dr. Chesca and his collaborators developed a novel superconducting transistor

23 September 2013

Dr. Boris Chesca and his collaborators (D. John, M. Kemp, J. Brown, C. Mellor) have developed a novel superconducting transistor

New series of lectures by our Leverhulme Visiting Professor

28 May 2013

Series of lectures by our Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Andrey Chubukov.

New Visiting Professor

13 May 2013

Professor Andrey Chubukov is visiting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Watch our new industrial placement video

10 May 2013

The Department of Physics offers the option of a year-long industrial placement on all its undergraduate courses. This video catches up with undergraduate student Simon Corah during his year with GL Noble Denton.

Licence to Stun

30 April 2013

Public lecture: 16.00, Wed 15 May, Room W0.03, Sir David Davies Building.

New findings resulting from the dynamic Jahn-Teller effect

22 March 2013

Researchers within the Loughborough Physics department in collaboration with German and Russian scientists have found some new and interesting discoveries shown in their recent publication.

Phil Sutton takes his science to Parliament

15 March 2013

Phil Sutton has been shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to present his incredible research on Saturn's moonlets in Parliament.

Families flock to University’s Science and Engineering Fair

14 March 2013

On Saturday 9th March Loughborough University's Science and Engineering Fair successfully returned, offering families a free fun packed afternoon of activities!

The Loughborough Scientist

11 March 2013

The latest edition of the Loughborough Scientist has been released, a magazine that aims to inspire a generation of young people to pursue science.

Science Matters 2013 Conference

4 March 2013

Following the success of last year's Science Matters 2012 conference, we are excited to announce the Science Matters 2013 conference.

Sir Nevill Mott Public Lecture presented by Professor Laurence Eaves

28 February 2013

This talk will describe how we can use high magnetic fields to levitate solid matter against the force of gravity, thus allowing us to study the dynamics of rapidly-spinning water droplets (relevant to the physics of black holes) and the way in which conditions of zero effective gravity modify the behaviour of living organisms.

Loughborough Physics takes part in live BBC event

27 February 2013

Loughborough's Physics department last night, took part in a live BBC star gazing event where the local community were invited to come and try out astronomy for themselves.

Family fun on offer at Loughborough University’s Science and Engineering Fair

18 February 2013

On Saturday 9th March Loughborough University's Science and Engineering Fair returns, offering families a free fun packed afternoon of activities!

Unlocking the mystery behind Saturn’s moonlets

18 February 2013

Research by Loughborough University physicists cas ts new light on Saturn’s moonlets – and could help solve some of the mysteries surrounding planet formation.

New findings in the structure of Kondo Lattice Metals

18 February 2013

Doctor Natali Kovaleva, Doctor Klim Kugel and Professor Feo Kusmartsev with other collaborators from Germany and Russia have demonstrated formations of large stripy or string-like clusters in Kondo lattice metals.

Energy and Sustainability Exposition

8 January 2013

The School of Science in collaboration with the Materials Research School & Sustainability Research School have organised a energy and sustainability expo.

Laser controlled graphene electronics

20 December 2012

Recently Prof. Saveliev has reported on new insights into the behavior and the control options of carriers in single atomic carbon layers.

Outstanding recognition for Professor Saveliev

15 November 2012

Professor Sergey Saveliev has been elected as a Fellow of American Physical Society for distinguished contributions to Physics.

The Inter-Academy Seoul Science Forum

9 November 2012

On 1st-2nd November Professor Feodor Kusmartsev attended the Inter-Academy Seoul Forum and was a key-note lecturer for the event.

Graphene Mini-lab

5 November 2012

Feo Kusmartsev and Sergey Saveliev together with their EU and South Africa collaborators have proposed a new way to study Relativistic Brownian particles on a Graphene chip.

Phil Sutton wins grant from Royal Astronomical Society

25 September 2012

Congratulations to Phil Sutton who won a grant from the Royal Astronomical Society supporting his collaboration with Lithuanian National Observatory. Phil's current project relates to the study of Saturn's rings and search for Trojan's moons.

Sound barriers win prestigious Enterprise Fellowship for Loughborough academic

2 May 2012

Dr Elford, 26, was one of six outstanding innovators at UK universities to be awarded an Engineering Enterprise Fellowship – a grant which will enable him to spend 12 months developing the commercial potential of his research.

Ssshhh! Loughborough researcher wins bronze in Parliament for noise device

21 March 2012

A researcher at Loughborough University took Bronze at a competition in the House of Commons for the excellence of his physics research, walking away with a £1,000 prize.