Academic Talks

14/10/2020 at 6pm

Online talk by Prof. Barry Barish (2017 Nobel prize in Physics)     

Prof. Barry Barish, the 2017 Nobel laureate for Physics, is known for his work on gravitational waves and his role on the LIGO detector. 

11/11/2020 at 4pm

Online talk by Dr. Clara Sousa-Silva

Dr. Clara Sousa-Silva is a researcher at MIT and the leading expert on Phosphine as a Biosignature. She was recently in the spotlight for contributing to the controversial discovery of Phosphine on Venus.

02/12/2020 at 3pm

Online talk by Prof. Carlo Rovelli

Prof. Carlo Rovelli is a world-renowned physicist, a leading researcher in the field of loop quantum gravity, a theory that aims at unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics. He is also a science communicator and author of the million-copy bestseller Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.

01/2021 (date & time TBA)

Joint talk with ICL

The details of this talk on High Energy Physics, organised together with the Imperial College London Physics Society and possibly other universities’ societies, are still to be defined.

24/02/2021 at 2pm

Talk by Prof. Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell is a leading astrophysicist. She is most well-known for her discovery of the first pulsar as a postgraduate student (which earned the 1974 Nobel prize to her supervisor but not to herself, sparking one of the most well-known controversies on the Physics Nobel prize).

10/03/2021 at 4pm:

Talk by Prof. Didier Queloz (2019 Nobel prize in Physics)                

Prof. Queloz is well-known for his 1995 discovery of the first exoplanet around a main-sequence star (51 Pegasi b) together with his supervisor, Prof. Mayor. Their discovery was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics.

For information please contact organisers:

Lorenzo Pica Ciamarra (l.picaciamarra.19@ucl.ac.uk) and Zahra Heussen (zahra.heussen.19@ucl.ac.uk)