7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 17 February
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Please note that this event was previously advertised as 'The physics of magnetic monopoles'.
In physics, why is it that things can have an electric charge, but not a magnetic charge? Can you get a magnet with only a north or south pole?
This talk explores the magnetic monopoles theoretically predicted to exist in ‘spin ices’.
Join Felix Flicker as he discusses how these magnetic monopoles could lead to fundamental advances in electronics with the possibility of magnetic currents that overcome physical limitations faced by electrical currents today.
Felix Flicker is a theoretical physicist working at Oxford University. He holds the Astor Junior Research Fellowship at New College. His interests lie in the application of geometry and topology to condensed matter systems.
He previously held a Lindemann Trust Fellowship of the English Speaking Union, which sent him to the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his PhD at the University of Bristol (2011-2015), under the supervision of Jasper van Wezel at the University of Amsterdam. He was on the Perimeter Institute's Perimeter Scholars International programme (2010-2011), where he was supervised by Michel Gingras at the University of Waterloo. He was an undergraduate at St. Catherine's College, Oxford (2005-2010).
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