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Good bye and Good luck!

Today the department says good bye and good luck to technician John Summerill.

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Saturday Morning Physics is back for 2016!

Saturday Morning Physics Poster - links to info on the speakers / talks

"Saturday Morning Physics" is back for 2016, running on selected Saturday's during October, November and December from 10:30am until 12:30pm.

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Nanosize magnetic whirlpools could be the future of data storage

Could magnetic skyrmions hold the answer to better data storage?

The use of nanoscale magnetic whirlpools, known as magnetic skyrmions, to create novel and efficient ways to store data will be explored in a new £7M research programme led by two members of Durham University's Physics Department, Prof Peter Hatton and Dr Tom Lancaster.

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Einstein is still giving us the answers:
Gravitational vortex provides new way to study matter close to a black hole

Image showing an artist's impression of a black hole system - click to enlarge

Researchers, including scientists at Durham University, have proved the existence of a “gravitational vortex” around a black hole.

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ALMA discovers dew drops surrounding dusty spider’s web

Astronomers have spotted glowing droplets of condensed water in the distant Spiderweb Galaxy – but not where they expected to find them.

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Celebration of local school physicists

Thirty-six outstanding young physicists from the North East will be rewarded for their dedication and enthusiasm for physics at Durham University’s fourth Ogden Schools’ Physicist of the Year event on Tuesday 21st June.

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Durham plays role in building world’s biggest telescope

Physicists at Durham University are working with colleagues from the UK astronomy research community on instruments for what will be the world’s largest visible and infrared telescope, the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).

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CDT Student Francis Ridgeon wins regional 3 Minute Wonder Competition

CDT student Francis Ridgeon won the Institute of Physics, North East regional 3 Minute Wonder Competition.

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