Institute of Physics lectures

The Institute of Physics lectures are held at the University of Surrey campus on Tuesday evenings and are accessible and understandable to all.

Upcoming events

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the latest advice from the government relating to large gatherings, we have taken the decision to postpone all events. This decision currently applies to all events scheduled to take place between now and 31 May. Beyond that date, we will continue to follow government advice.

Past events

Gravitational waves

Tuesday 11 February
Dr Chris North Cardiff University.

2 for 1 "quantum mechanics: A deep dive into weirdness

Tuesday 10 March
Sapphire Lally, and 'The Universe in a Bottle' Matthew Orkney, University of Surrey.

Stranger Worlds: The Sci-Fact in the Sci-Fi

Tuesday 8 October
Brendan Owens Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Pushing the whale - A new story about watching paint dry

Tuesday 12 November

By Malin Schulz "About the diet of galaxies" by Pol Massana Zapata University of Surrey PhD students.

The dark energy survey

12 March

Prof Kathy Romer, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Sussex to explain how almost 70 per cent of the universe is an exotic form called dark energy. Find out more about the dark energy event.

CSI universe: Space and spectra

9 October 2018

Dr Radmila Topalovic, Programme Leader for Science and Engineering at Kaplan International College to talk about CSI in space.

Please download our CSI Universe: Space and Spectra poster (PDF) to advertise our event at your institution.

Particle accelerators - A gift from nuclear physics or what have particle accelerators ever done for us?

13 November 2018

Prof Bill Gelletly and Dr Annika Lohstroh from the Physics Department at the University of Surrey to talk about particle accelerators.

Please download our accelerators poster (PDF) to advertise our event at your institution.

Last day of the dinosaurs

11 December 2018

Prof Phil Manning, Professor of Natural History at the University of Manchester to talk about how he uses physics to understand what happened to the dinosaurs.

Please download the last day of the dinosaurs poster (PDF) to advertise our event at your institution.

Zombie degenerate stars - what can we learn from the stellar graveyard?

12 February 2018

Dr Arnau Rios Huguet, Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Nuclear Physics at the University of Surrey to talk about how he uses stellar graveyards to study nuclear physics.