Detector build in progress. Team members from left to right, Joseph McKenna (UoL), Andrea Capra (Visiting from YorkU, Canada) and Petteri Pusa (UoL). With the ALPHA Silicon Vertex Detector (Annihilation Detector).
By Pratiksha Paudyal On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

An experimental limit on the charge of antihydrogen

Last April Nature Communications published a paper [1] outlining a new technique in measuring the effect of gravity on neutral antimatter specifically regarding the trapping of antihydrogen. This recent experimental More...

By Pratiksha Paudyal On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Solar Electricity – A multi-scale challenge

Last night began the start of this years Institute of Physics Merseyside Branch Events 2013-2014. This years programme  kicked off with a talk from Professor Ken Durose in the Surface Science Research Centre. There More...

By Pratiksha Paudyal On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

EuroSpine – The Spine Society of Europe

During the 2nd to the 4th of October, The Arena and Convention centre in Liverpool has played host to the annual International Medical Congress of EuroSpine – the spine society of Europe. This meeting is EuroSpine’s More...

By Pratiksha Paudyal On Friday, May 3rd, 2013

The impact of UNESCO on the scientific world and society at large

As part of the Science in Society series a talk was hosted by Professor Maciej Nalecz, the Director of the Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences at UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural More...

Joseph getting ready to transfer liquid helium to the experiment, the never ending job to keep everything cold. Watch those fingers! Its -268°C
By Pratiksha Paudyal On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Joseph Mckenna and an insight into the world of antihydrogen

Joseph McKenna is a current 3rd year Physics PhD student at the University of Liverpool. Joseph began life at Liverpool as an undergraduate living in Rankin Halls. He has fond memories of these halls but feels glad More...

By Pratiksha Paudyal On Thursday, February 14th, 2013

The science of love

Science and love are not usually two words that go side by side as love is usually described as being an emotion, however there is in fact a lot that science can tell us about love. There are a wide range of biological More...

XMaS facility in France
By Pratiksha Paudyal On Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Funding success for physicists

Physicists at the University of Liverpool have been granted funding of £6million for its world-leading x-ray magnetic scattering facility (XMaS; a name very suitable for this festive period). XMaS facility in France XMaS More...

By Pratiksha Paudyal On Monday, October 15th, 2012

Felix Baumgartner breaks three world records

On Sunday evening Felix Baumgartner an Austrian skydiver travelled faster than the speed of sound as he skydived from approximately 128,100 feet above ground from a balloon in Roswell, New Mexico. It took the 43 More...

By Pratiksha Paudyal On Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

2012 Nobel prize in physics announced

It was announced on Tuesday that Serge Haroche and David Wineland have won the Nobel prize in physics. Haroche, a professor of quantum physics at the Collège de France since 2001, and Wineland, group leader and More...

Galactic cosmic ray increase
By Pratiksha Paudyal On Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Voyager 1 and its journey beyond space

In 1977 NASA launched two spacecrafts known respectively as Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. The mission of these spacecrafts was to go boldly where no spacecraft has ever been before – to the heliosphere. The heliosphere More...