Events & seminars

The School runs a number of regular seminar series and standalone events.

  • A quick overview about each category of event or seminar can be found below.  
  • The Upcoming events page shows all forthcoming and current events on a single page.
  • iCalendar feeds are available for each event or seminar category. You can subscribe to these to get seminar information automatically added to your calendar.

About General interest seminars

Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend. Find out more about General interest seminars.

Next General interest seminar

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About Higgs Centre colloquia

The Higgs Centre Colloquia are a fortnightly series of talks aimed at a wide-range of topical Theoretical Physics issues. Find out more about Higgs Centre colloquia.

Next Higgs Centre colloquium

  • Event time: 1:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Event date: 15th February 2019
  • Speaker: Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

About Particle Physics Theory seminars

The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity. Find out more about Particle Physics Theory seminars.

Next Particle Physics Theory seminar

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 16th January 2019
  • Speaker: (Institut de Physique Thorique)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

About Experimental Particle Physics seminars

The experimental particle physics seminar series invites speakers from all over Europe to discuss the latest developments at the LHC, accelerator and non-accelerator based neutrino physics, hardware R&D and astroparticle physics. Find out more about Experimental Particle Physics seminars.

Next Experimental Particle Physics seminar

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About UK Centre for Astrobiology seminars

The astrobiology seminar series is run by the UK Centre for Astrobiology based in the School of Physics & Astronomy. Astrobiology is a multi-disciplinary subject and the seminar series actively encourages attendance by undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff from other departments. Find out more about UK Centre for Astrobiology seminars.

Next UK Centre for Astrobiology seminar

  • Event time: All day
  • Event date: 15th January 2019
  • Speaker: Kathryn Harriss (University of Kent)

About Condensed Matter lunchtime seminars

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend. Find out more about Condensed Matter lunchtime seminars.

Next Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

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About Condensed Matter journal club

Given the diversity of research in the CM group, chosen topics vary widely. We tend to stick to high-impact journals - Nature, Science, PNAS and PRL have been popular - but this is not prescriptive. Find out more about Condensed Matter journal club.

Next Condensed Matter journal club

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About Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meetings

This is a weekly series of informal talks focussing on some theoretical aspect of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics. Find out more about Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meetings.

Next Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting

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About General events

Our General events include one-off events and lectures that are hosted by, or are of relevance to, the School of Physics and Astronomy. Find out more about General events.

Next General event

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About Entrepreneurship masterclasses

Entrepreneurship Masterclasses will take place the first Monday of every month. We have some inspirational speakers lined up including Physicists who have commercialised their research, either applying their know how to industry or starting a business, as well as speakers from the Entrepreneurial community who will be sharing how to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and the importance of networking with the wider community. All staff and postgraduate students are welcome. Cakes and biscuits will be provided - bring your own coffee. Photos may be take at these events and used for publicity purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, or for your photo to be used for publicity purposes, please inform Caroline Keir (caroline.keir@ed.ac.uk). Our 2019 masterclasses will be published in autumn 2018. Find out more about Entrepreneurship masterclasses.

Next Entrepreneurship masterclass

  • Event time: 10:00am until 11:00am
  • Event date: 21st January 2019
  • Speaker: Ben Panter (CEO and Founder of Blackford Analysis)
  • Location: Room 1501,

Other School event series

The following event and seminar series are currently managed outside this website. Please follow the links below to find out more.