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

Everyone is welcome, all lectures are free to attend and registration is not required - just come along!

  • Tuesday 8th October 2019 “Stranger Worlds: The Sci-Fact in the Sci-Fi” Brendan Owens Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Tuesday 12th November 2019 - internal TBC
  • Tuesday 11th February 2020 "Gravitational waves" Chris North Cardiff University
  • Tuesday 10th March 2020 -  "Quantum Mechanics: A Deep Dive Into Weirdness" Sapphire Lally, University of Surrey.
  • Tuesday 12th May 2020 Title TBC James Dedrick, University of York

Past events

The dark energy survey

12 March 2019

Prof Kathy Romer, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Sussex to explain how almost 70% 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.