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Department of Physics News and Events

Physics Colloquium - Prof Roberta Sessoli

Monday, 27 February 2017

Roberta Sessoli is a pioneer in the field of magnetic bistability and quantum effects in mesoscopic materials and has authored over 250 papers on the subject. She is now comtemplating tackling the challenging world of magnetism at the nano scale.

Physics Colloquium - Dr Sergej Flach

Monday, 20 February 2017

Dr Sergej Flach is a Professor at the Centre for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems, Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon, South Korea.

Dr Inga Smith to represent New Zealand at the IPCC

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

For several years Dr Inga Smith has been one of the international experts helping the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and late last year she accepted a more challenging new role.

Otago physicists’ prediction of gas “droplets” confirmed

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Ground-breaking theoretical work by University of Otago physics researchers showing that under certain conditions gases can form into stable droplets – as liquids do – has now been confirmed experimentally by scientists in Germany.

Physics Colloquium - Dr David Abergel

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Dr Abergel is an assistant professor in the Condensed Matter group at Nordita, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Physics Colloquium - Assoc Prof Niels Kjaergaard

Monday, 31 October 2016

Dr Niels Kjaergaard is a member of the Department of Physics, Centre for Quantum Science and the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies at the University of Otago.

Award for Best Young Scientist Presentation

Friday, 7 October 2016

Doctoral candidate Emma Douma has recently presented her research at the 7th VERSIM workshop (South Africa), hosted by the South African National Space Agency.