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Tune in!

15 March 2016

Tune in and listen to Dr Jiannis Pachos on the Leeds University Union Radio Show at 2pm tomorrow (Wednesday 16th March) as part of the #heartofscience discussions.

Anyone can get involved by sending questions through via Twitter using the #heartofscience.


Photo16 deadline approaching

16 February 2016

Photon16 is the largest photonic and optics conference in the UK and the eighth event in the biennial series organised by the Institute of Physics.

Over four days, Photon16 participants will have the opportunity to visit exhibitions on the latest in optics and photonics technology, attend lectures from experts in the field, and get up to date with cutting-edge research. The conference programme will consist of plenary and invited talks, as well as contributed presentations and posters, tutorials and an Industry Technology Programme.

Photon16 will comprise

♦  Plenary lectures

♦  Parallel sessions

  An exhibition of the latest optics and photonics technology   Tutorials

  Poster sessions

♦  Industry Technology Programme (ITP)

Plenary speakers

  Professor Paola Borri, Cardiff University, UK

  Professor Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, USA

  Professor Helen Gleeson, University of Leeds, UK

  Professor John Tisch, Imperial College London, UK

  Professor Birgitta Whaley, University of California, Berkeley, USA

♦  Professor Eli Yablonovitch, University of California, Berkeley, USA 

Abstract submission

Online abstract submission is open for poster and contributed oral presentations. Abstracts of up to 300 words should be submitted online at

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline:           29 February 2016

Early registration deadline:    1 July 2016

Registration deadline:  26 August 2016


Congratulations To Tom Barlow

4 February 2016

Congratulations to Tom Barlow. His recent article on a physically-motivated quantisation of the electromagnetic field reached more than 1000 full-text download within three months of publication:


Dr Pachos takes on Singapore

22 January 2016

Dr Jiannis Pachos from University of Leeds is lecturing at the School of Quantum Information Processing, Singapore 18-29 January 2016 (

 Among the lecturers of the school are three Nobel Laureates, Prof Gerard t’Hooft (pictured with Jiannis), Prof Tony Leggett and Prof Serge Haroche. The topic of his lectures is Topological Quantum Information.


Deadline approaching

20 January 2016

Please note there is an upcoming deadline in June to apply for a PhD studentship in Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics. Details for this are below, but for any candidates interested in this, could you please contact the potential PhD supervisors.

Please see here: PhD details

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