Events archive

Previous events, lectures and seminars

Here you will find details of past Zepler Institute events. You may also like to explore the University’s other upcoming events relating to electronics and photonics listed to the right of this page.
Recent advances in metamaterials and metasurfaces from Down Under Professor Yuri Kivshar, Nonlinear Physics Center, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Abstract Rapid progress in the fields of plasmonics and metamaterials is driven by their ability to enhance near-field effects with... Read more
Spectra-Physics 'Lunch and Learn' seminar Very Short Pulse Lasers and their Applications Spectra-Physics is a proven volume supplier of industrial lasers. On Wednesday 20 April 2016, members of the their team will be visiting the University to present a seminar entitled 'Very Short Pulse Lasers and... Read more
Building a Better Biosensor An informal workshop, strengthening links between research groups Outline The interaction of photons or electrons with biological matter can be harnessed to biosensing, whereas the second kind of interaction holds a promise to better biosensing, thanks to the direct... Read more
Nature Photonics… ten years on Oliver Graydon, Chief Editor, Nature Photonics Abstract In January 2017, Nature Photonics will celebrate its 10th anniversary. This talk will discuss how the journal and publishing landscape has evolved over the past decade since launch and various new initiatives... Read more
Physik Instrumente - universities roadshow Visit the Physik Instrumente team on their stand Physik Instrumente is a leading provider of precision motion and positioning systems. On Tuesday 15 March 2016, members of the Physik Instrumente sales team will be on hand to answer your questions and... Read more
The Zepler Institute Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series presents: The Alchemy of Vacuum Hybridising Light and Matter Prof Thomas W. Ebbesen, USIAS, University of Strasbourg, France Abstract Strong coupling of light and matter can give rise to a multitude of exciting physical effects through the... Read more
Microfluidic Single Cell Analytics Dr Jonathan West MRSC, Institute for Life Science Research Fellow, University of Southampton Abstract As microfluidic dimensions approach the length scale of a single cell, flow becomes laminar and manipulations become deterministic to enable exquisite spatial and... Read more
Vision Engineering roadshow Vision Engineering is an award-winning UK manufacturer of a range of patented optical inspection and measurement systems. On Tuesday 6th October, representatives from the company will be holding a free display and demonstration of their latest products including 3D... Read more
The Zepler Institute Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series presents: Optoelectronics: Is there anything it cannot do; Can Opto-Electronics Provide the Motive Power for Future Vehicles? Professor Eli Yablonovitch, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept., University of California, Berkeley... Read more
Binary Oscillator Computing Dr Stephen Lynch FIMA, Manchester Metropolitan University Abstract The talk will focus on mathematical models of neurons, binary oscillator threshold logic and two of five possible avenues of research. Binary oscillator technology can be applied to the design of... Read more
Metamaterials Grand Day: Special Lectures We are privileged to announce a series of lectures by three guest speakers on Friday 4th September 2015. All staff and students are invited to join us for the occasion which will finish with an afternoon tea. Speakers Professor Richard Ziolkowski,... Read more
Photonics Day The Quantum Opportunity Photonics Day is an annual multidisciplinary event which brings together colleagues across the Zepler Institute and wider University to review the latest research, network and to discuss possible future collaborations. This year, in light of the government's... Read more
Tours, talks, poster session and drinks reception Hosted by The Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group An afternoon of facilities tours and research presentations hosted by the Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group (led by Prof Hywel Morgan). The event will culminate in a poster session with... Read more
A scalable design for neuronal recordings using readout integrated circuits and cast microwire bundles Andreas Schaefer, Professor of Neuroscience UCL Abstract In most areas of the mammalian brain, functionally coherent networks consist of thousands to millions of neurons. The distributed nature of... Read more
Publishing in Nature Nanotechnology Dr Alberto Moscatelli, Senior Editor, Nature Nanotechnology Dr. Alberto Moscatelli is a Senior Editor at Nature Nanotechnology, based in London. Alberto has a first degree in environmental sciences from the University of Urbino in Italy and a PhD in chemistry... Read more
Plasmons in nano-graphene and other atomic scale systems Prof Javier Garcia de Abajo, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences Abstract We will review recent advances in the control and understanding of plasmons in systems that have atomic dimensions along one or more directions. In particular, we... Read more
Diamond - Engineer's best friend Prof. Marko Loncar, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Part of the Zepler Institute Quantum Science Distinguished Lecture Series Abstract Diamond possesses remarkable physical and chemical properties, and in many ways is the ultimate engineering... Read more
Quantum Frequency Conversion of Single Photon States Dr. Kartik Srinivasan, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA Part of the Zepler Institute Quantum Science Distinguished Lecture Series Abstract Control of the wavelength and temporal profile of quantum states of light is an... Read more
Semiconductor devices for quantum technologies Prof. Jonathan Finley, Technische Universität München (TUM)  Part of the Zepler Institute Quantum Science Distinguished Lecture Series Abstract The application of ultrafast optical techniques to probe and manipulate discrete quantum states in solids... Read more
The rise of bosonic lasers Prof Alexey V Kavokin, University of Southampton Part of the Zepler Institute Quantum Science Distinguished Lecture Series Abstract Bosonic lasers are optical devices spontaneously emitting monochromatic and coherent light. They are based on the Bose-Einstein condensation... Read more
Probes of quantum behaviour in organic molecules Prof. Vlatko Vedral, University of Oxford & National University of Singapore Part of the Zepler Institute Quantum Science Distinguished Lecture Series Abstract A growing body of evidence suggests that biological processes could be utilising... Read more
Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording Mark Gubbins, Design Manager, Seagate Technologies   We are pleased to announce that Mark Gubbins, Design Manager at Seagate Technologies will be visiting the University on Thursday 8 January to give a technical presentation on Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording. The... Read more
Prof Sir David Payne 70th Birthday Symposium This year, Professor Sir David Payne, Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre and Zepler Institute, celebrates his 70th Birthday, having spent more than 50 years of these working at Southampton University. To mark this special occasion, a... Read more
Publishing in Nature Nanotechnology Dr. Alberto Moscatelli, Senior Editor, Nature Nanotechnology   Dr. Alberto Moscatelli is a Senior Editor at Nature Nanotechnology, based in London. Alberto has a first degree in environmental sciences from the University of Urbino in Italy and a PhD in chemistry... Read more
Photonics Day 2014 Celebrating the multidisciplinary nature of photonics research Photonics Day is a regular annual event in the University calendar in which the very latest photonics research is reviewed through a number of oral and poster presentations. This year, the event was re-launched by the... Read more