LAUNCH OF THE SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY Please join us in celebrating on Tuesday, 31st January 2012 Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary have undergone ✦ a more than £10M refurbishment programme committed major changes in the recent past. These include: over the period 2009-2015, creating an entirely new environment for the School. ✦ the merger of Physics with the Astronomy Unit in August 2011 to form the new School of Physics We would like to celebrate the new School with and Astronomy, Invitation an event highlighting the fundamental research done in its four dedicated Research Centres, ✦ the launch of the new Centre for Condensed by Prof WJ and you are cordially invited to this afternoon Matter and Materials Physics in May 2011, Spence, Head of talks that will give an insight into this work. ✦ a tripling of undergraduate and PhD recruitment of School The talks will be held in Room 602 in the G.O. in the last four years, and Jones building. As space is limited please contact Kathy Boydon on 7882 5050 or email@example.com in order to reserve a place. 14.30 15.15 16.30 17.15 18.30 PARTICLE PHYSICS CENTRE FOR CENTRE FOR ASTRONOMY UNIT INAUGURAL LECTURE RESEARCH CENTRE CONDENSED MATTER RESEARCH IN STRING BY DAVID BURGESS AND MATERIALS THEORY PHYSICS Jeanne Wilson Alan Drew Sanjaye Ramgoolam Jim Emerson The Solar Wind: An Neutrinos The importance of Strings and Hidden VISTA – New Invisible Maelstrom* local structure in Geometries Horizons in Survey Marcella Bona The materials research Astronomy The Draper's Lecture ATLAS experiment at Gabriele Travaglini Theatre, Geography the LHC Alston Misquitta The Harmony of Materials modeling Scattering Amplitudes Karim Malik building Mile End Cosmology *Please book the inaugural lecture separately at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/events/items/2012/59618.html. This will be followed by a reception.