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in this lecture, Professor Cowburn explains the new physics emerging from the rapidly changing research field of nano-structured magnetic materials.


Clifford Paterson Lecture 2016 by Professor Russell Cowburn FRS.

Magnetism is a very old subject and it is sometimes thought that there is little left to discover. All of that changes when nanotechnology and magnetism are brought together – without the technologies that have come out of that meeting we wouldn’t have social media, the Cloud or even the Internet. 

In this talk Professor Cowburn will explain the new physics which is currently emerging from the rapidly changing research field of nanostructured magnetic materials, and how that new physics finds use in computer memory, in novel biomedical technologies and in detecting counterfeit documents and smuggled goods.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Doors open from 18:00, and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • British Sign Language interpretation and live subtitles are available on request. Please let the Events Team know at least two weeks prior to the event.

The award

The Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture is awarded biennially on any aspect of engineering. It is aimed at scientists working in modern and popular fields such as new media technologies and consumer electronics.

Professor Russell Cowburn FRS was awarded the Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture for his remarkable academic, technical and commercial achievements in nano-magnetics.  

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