Professor Carlos Frenk will receive the 2017 Max Born Medal and Prize
Professor Carlos Frenk has been awarded the 2017 Max Born Medal and Prize of the IOP and the German Physical Society, which is given for outstanding contributions to physics. Frenk, who is director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology at the University of Durham, receives the award for his work on cold dark matter, being one of the originators of the Cold Dark Matter (CDM) theory for the origin of galaxies and other cosmic structures.
Rydberg Atoms Shed Light on Terahertz Waves
Good bye and Good luck!
Today the department says good bye and good luck to technician John Summerill.
Saturday Morning Physics is back for 2016!
"Saturday Morning Physics" is back for 2016, running on selected Saturday's during October, November and December from 10:30am until 12:30pm.
Nanosize magnetic whirlpools could be the future of 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.
Galaxy cluster keeps calm and carries on radiating x-rays
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.
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.
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).
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.