Public lecture

Tuesday 13 April 2021 - 18:00-18:45 BST
Chair: Solveig Felton, Queen's University Belfast
Designer Magnets

Magnets are ubiquitous – but magnetic elements very rare. What makes something magnetic and can we control it? Find out about the attractions and challenges of using magnets in everything from fridge magnets and train tickets, to deafening loud speakers to inside a computer hard drive – and how to design magnets on the nanoscale to do exactly what we want.

This lecture is an accessible introduction to magnetic materials for non-experts, including school students and will be given by Professor Sarah Thompson, a Professor in Department of Physics at the University of York. 

Booking information

Participants attending the Magnetism conference do not need to book to attend this lecture. Visitors for the lecture should reserve their space online via the events calendar via

Key dates:

Abstract submission deadline: [extended]

8 February 2021

Expressions of interest:

19 March 2021

Registration deadline:

8 April 2021

Poster submission deadline:

9 April 2021

Organised by the IOP Magnetism Group

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