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Spectral Conversion Materials to Harvest Sunlight in the Urban Landscape

Dr Rachel C. Evans

Solar power is the world’s fastest-growing energy source. The sun rush has driven technological advances and forced competitive manufacturing, leading to more efficient solar cells at significantly r…

  • 8 months 3 weeks ago
  • Nihon Room, Pembroke College

All things bright and beautiful: optics and photonics innovation in biology

Prof. Pete Vukusic

The study of structural colour in brightly coloured animals is an exciting interdisciplinary area of research. Complex photonic bandgap (PBG) structures (which prevent the propagation of a band of…

  • 11 months 1 day ago
  • Nihon Room, Pembroke College

The History of Earth: A View in Space

Dr Oliver Shorttle

Summary: Thousands of planets have now been discovered outside our solar system. Fundamental questions about our own planet's history can now be tested not just with the geological record on Earth,…

  • 11 months 2 weeks ago
  • Nihon Room, Pembroke College

Attraction Explained: The science of how we form relationships

Prof. Viren Swami

Summary: When it comes to relationships, there’s no shortage of advice from self-help ‘experts’, pick-up artists, and glossy magazines. But modern-day myths of attraction often have no basis in fact or – …

  • 11 months 4 weeks ago
  • Nihon Room, Pembroke College

Inertial Confinement Fusion

Dr John Pasley

Summary: Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) seeks to assemble tiny quantities of deuterium-tritium fuel to conditions of extreme temperature and density such that it will undergo explosive…

  • 1 year 5 days ago
  • Old Library, Pembroke College

Stokes Christmas Formal

  • 2 years 10 months ago
  • Pembroke College