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Public Lecture: The Bizarre World of Low Temperatures

Lancaster University

Monday, 30 June 2014 from 18:15 to 21:00 (GMT)

Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Public Lecture: The Bizarre World of Low Temperatures

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Type End Quantity
Lecture Ended Free  
Facilities tour - 20:00 Ended Free  
Facilities tour - 18:15 Ended Free  
Facilities tour - 20:30 Ended Free  

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Ultralow-temperature physics is a Lancaster University speciality. We hold many world records and can reach temperatures down to a few millionths of a degree above absolute zero. Here, materials behave bizarrely. Fluids become friction-free and can run uphill. These are “superfluids”, which also mimic the structure of the Universe allowing us to investigate “table top” cosmology and the early Universe.

Low temperature physics

Professor George Pickett FRS will give a lecture with demonstrations, advanced hardware and computer animations illustrating this bizarre world and Lancaster's part in it. Professor Pickett will be joined by Professor David Lee from Texas, Lancaster's only Nobel Laureate honorary graduate, whose Nobel Prize citation referred to contributions by the Lancaster group.

 

This fascinating lecture will be complimented by tours of our facilities for ultralow temperature research and the 50-tonne machines in their energy-proof environments which we use to reach these very low temperatures.

 


18:15 - Wine reception and tour 1

19:00 - Lecture

20:00 - Reception and tour 2

20:30 - Reception and tour 3

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When & Where


Faraday Lecture Theatre

LA1 4YW Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Monday, 30 June 2014 from 18:15 to 21:00 (GMT)


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