Imperial College London

CPE continues collaborating while at home


Zhenzhu Li on Zoom

CPE academics Jarvist Frost and Robert Hoye inspire us to coordinate and discuss science from home with their inaugural Perovskites Symposium.

CPE academics Jarvist Frost and Robert Hoye have risen to the #stayhomesavelives challenge while enabling us all to continue to coordinate and discuss research on perovskites. 

Not willing to have their (Halide) Perovskite Symposium postponed or cancelled as a result of Coronavirus, they have set up an Imperial Perovskite Slack site so that all those interested in Perovskites can continue to collaborate, discuss and share results. Anyone with a email address should be able to sign up here: (you need to set up a Slack account first). 

In addition, the first of what they envisage, regular, subject-specific symposia has been held using the platform. 

As it was the first session, and we are just getting used to working in these exceptional circumstances, the provisional agenda had to be cut short on the day owing to people's personal circumstances, working conditions, etc. Nonetheless, we started on time, the technology worked well, Jarvist was an exceptional Chair and we had two excellent talks by Zhenzhu Li of Suzhou Key Laboratory in China and Andrew Warwick of Imperial.  

Zhenzhu discussed her work on identifying the best machine learning methods for predicting the thermodynamic stability of selected perovskites with the aim of moving towards fast and accurate materials design and discovery while Andrew explained head and tilt vectors on perovskite domain walls. 

After 45+ people joined the Symposium, we at the CPE are inspired to host more subject-specific symposia in this difficult times. Stay tuned to our events page for details of our upcoming activities. 


Lisa Bushby

Lisa Bushby
Department of Physics