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graduation for masters students

graduation for masters students

Today was a happy day for the masters students who have been working with us for the past two years. Congratulations to (left to right): Rachel, Ben, Leanne and Aleks.

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summer project – welcome to Adam

summer project – welcome to Adam

Adam Chaou joined us as a summer student this month. He will be working with us to develop the concept of a polariton density of states. Adam is currently an undergraduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the...

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welcome to Adarsh

welcome to Adarsh

Adarsh Vasista joined us as a new post-doc this month. He already has a wealth of experience in optics, plasmonics and the emission of light by molecules. He obtained his PhD from from IISER Pune (India).  Adarsh will be working with us to look at both strong and weak...

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perseverence and perfection

perseverence and perfection

An amazing day seemingly doing nothing related to photmat, spending the day with the vocal ensemble The Orlando Consort as they recorded their latest CD of incredible medieval music by Guillaume de Machaut, who was, in a way, France's equivalent of Chaucer. How was...

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first PhD

first PhD

Sathya Sai Seetharaman succesfully defended his PhD today - the first PhD to come (at least in part) from the photmat project. Sathya's work has been vital in getting the use of microwave metamaterial annalogues of molecular systems underway. Sathya's PhD,...

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post-deadline

post-deadline

Kishan presented his work at a post-deadline session at the Advanced Photonics Congress (OSA) held at ETH Zurich between July 4th and 6th.  He discussed his work on strong coupling of molecular vibrational resonances to modes 'beyond the light-line'.

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Ad70

Ad70

Bill took part in a special symposium to mark the 70th birthday of the Dutch physicist Ad Lagendijk. The event, Ad70, was held at the University of Twente in the Netherlands on Thursday June 28, 2018This was a wonderful meeting full of excellent science and good...

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QED-M2 workshop (Paris)

QED-M2 workshop (Paris)

Bill Barnes at QED-M2, a specialist two day international workshop hosted at the College de France, Paris, by Prof. Thomas Ebbesen, on June 18-19, 2018This was an outstanding two day workshop that brought together speakers from as far as Japan and the US. The picture...

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Workshop (SCOM2018)

Workshop (SCOM2018)

Kishan Menghrajani and Bill Barnes at SCOM18. Kishan presented some of his work on vibrational coupling.Bill was one of the founding organizers of the SCOM workshop series, and this workshop in Eindhoven was a major meeting for discussion on the topics covered by...

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Diamond

Diamond

Henry Fernandez and Bill Barnes spent the day at the Diamond Light source (a synchrotron in the UK) to carry out come circular dichroism measurements. We are working with Dan Pantos and Dora Rasadean (University of Bath) to explore chrial dye molecules for both weak...

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Hybrid Polaritonics

Hybrid Polaritonics

I have joined a UK project, “Hybrid Polaritonics” as an advisor. This EPSRC-funded programme grant is devoted to using excitons from organic and inorganic origins. My first meeting was in Sheffield, so an early start before sunrise. A very impressive project so far,...

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Special Issue

Special Issue

Special issue of ACS Photonics published today, “Strong Coupling of Molecules to Cavities”. Together with Francisco Garcia Vidal and Javier Aizpurua I guest-edited this special issue, based on the workshop we held in San Sebastian, SCOM16. The special issue can be...

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