Seminars are held online from 12.15-12.45 every Friday during term.

Titles are usually announced a few days before each seminar. For more details please contact Dr Emanuele Galiffi.

2020/2021 Seminar Schedule

DateSpeakerType of TalkTitleGroup
 09/10/2020    Informal meeting    
 16/10/2020  Dr. Emanuele Galiffi (contrib. Dr. Kun Ding, Daigo Our)  Introductory Plasmonics & Metamaterials  Pendry 
 23/10/2020  Prof. Mike Finnis Introductory  Some unusual aspects of diffusion in materials science   Finnis
 30/10/2020  Peru D'Ornellas Introductory  Topological Insulators  Lee 
 06/11/2020  Dr. Johannes Lischner  Overview Towards an understanding of the phase diagram of twisted bilayer graphene   Lischner
 13/11/2020  Dr. Valerio Vitale (contrib. ChengCheng Xiao)  Introductory Density Functional Theory  Mostofi 
 20/11/2020  Prof. Sir John Pendry  Overview  tbc  Pendry
 27/11/2020  Dr. Kun Ding Research  tbc  Pendry 
 04/12/2020  Hongzheng Zhao Introductory  Many-Body Localization and Non-Ergodicity in Quantum Systems  Knolle 
 11/12/2020  Prof. Ortwin Hess Overview  tbc   Hess
18/12/2020   Max Falkenberg  Introductory  The amazing world of networks  Christensen 
Christmas break        
 15/01/2021  Prof. Matthew Foulkes Overview  tbc  Foulkes 
 22/01/2021  Dr. Derek Lee Overview  tbc  Lee 
 29/01/2021  Dr. Johannes Knolle Overview   tbc Knolle 
 05/02/2021  Prof. Dimitri Vvedensky Overview  tbc  Vvedensky 
 12/02/2021  Prof. Arash Mostofi Overview  tbc  Mostofi 
 19/02/2021 Dr Emanuele Galiffi Overview   tbc Pendry 
 26/02/2021  Prof Kim Christensen Research  tbc  Christensen 
 05/03/2021  Dr Willian Natori Research  tbc  Knolle
 12/03/2021  Tom Hodson/Christopher Bradley Research  tbc  Knolle/Foulkes
 19/03/2021  Peru D'Ornellas Research  Local Topological Markers  Lee/Pendry 
 26/03/2021  Tom Yates/Max Falkenberg Research  tbc  Foulkes/Christensen 
Easter break        
 30/04/2021 Mathieu Dos Santos/Lizhen Lu Research  tbc  Lee/Pendry 
 07/05/2021 Yiming Lai/Milan Radic Research  tbc  Hess/Lee 
 14/05/2021 Bingshen Chen/Alberto Ciacci  Research tbc  Christensen/Christensen
 21/05/2021  Joseph Sykes  Research  tbc  (Maths)
 28/05/2021 Mike Finnis  Research  tbc  Finnis
 04/06/2021 Sergei Dudarev  Research  Simple models for radiation effects in fusion reactor materials  Dudarev
 11/06/2021 Daigo Oue  Research  tbc  Pendry
 18/06/2021  David Christian Aurel Meine  Research    Vvedensky
 25/06/2021  tbc      
Summer Break

Seminar archive


Group seminar speakers

1st Term

2nd Term

3rd Term

5 Oct

 Ortwin Hess

11 Jan

 Sophie Viaene

27 Apr


12 Oct

 John Pendry

18 Jan

 Nuttawut Kongsuwan

 Emanuele Galiffi

4 May

19 Oct

 Kim Christensen

25 Jan

 Dimitri Vvedensky

11 May


26 Oct

 Derek Lee

02 Feb

Alexandra Crai

Qing Yao

18 May

 Fan Yang

Qing Yao

02 Nov

 Matthias Saba

8   Feb

 Marise Westbroek

Lara Roman

25 May


9 Nov

 Paul Tangney

15 Feb

 Iacopo Roveli

Max Falkenberg

01 Jun


16 Nov

 Stefano Guazzotti

22 Feb

 Simon Lieu

Illya Tarasenko


23 Nov

Mike Finnis

01 Mar

Samuel Palmer

Fan Yang


30 Nov

 Arash Mostofi

08  Mar

Alberto Ciacci



07 Dec

Johannes Knolle

15 Mar

Marie Rider

Syed Hussain


14 Dec

23 Mar