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Durham Chemistry at successful Bath MSMLG meeting

Durham Chemists, Jon Steed, Paul McGonigal and Alyssa Avestro were invited to give talks at the 5th International Meeting on Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates (MSMLG), University of Bath. Congratulations to Alyssa who was awarded the MSMLG Networking Prize and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Prize for International Collaboration. 

 

(3 Aug 2016) » More about Durham Chemistry at successful Bath MSMLG meeting


Jeremy Hutson awarded Thomson Medal

Congratulations to Professor Jeremy Hutson on receiving the Thomson Medal and Prize 2016 from the Institute of Physics (IoP) for his pioneering work on the theory of ultracold molecules. 

At temperatures around a millionth of a degree above absolute zero, atoms and molecules stop behaving as particles and become waves, which must be treated using the laws of quantum mechanics. Their motions can be controlled with exquisite precision using lasers and electric and magnetic fields. Jeremy Hutson and his research group have developed methods to calculate what happens when ultracold atoms and molecules collide in the presence of external fields, and have applied them to gain a new level of understanding of the interactions involved.

(3 Jul 2016) » More about Jeremy Hutson awarded Thomson Medal


First prize for Peter Quinn

Congratulations to Peter Quinn (joint O'Donoghue-Hodgson groups) for winning first prize in the poster competition at the Royal Society of Chemistry Physical Organic Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium held in Syngenta, Berkshire.

(4 Aug 2016)


Durham student wins Salters' Prize

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Lucy Arkinstall has been awarded one of the Salters' Graduate Prizes for 2016.

(28 Jun 2016) » More about Durham student wins Salters' Prize


Hannah Bolt and Aisha Bismillah receive awards

Congratulations to Aisha Bismillah (McGonigal Group) and Hannah Bolt (Cobb Group) who scooped 3 out of the 4 awards at the annual Faculty of Science Poster Competition.

(4 May 2016)