Bob Newport is Professor of Materials Physics at the University of Kent. He has been elected a Fellow of both the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and was a Leverhulme Research Fellow for the year 1995/6. In 2007 he was awarded the higher research degree, a DSc, by the University of Leicester on the basis (in their words) of his eminence in his field and his published work, which constitutes a sustained, original and distinguished contribution to knowledge, including seminal publications which have led to significant developments in the area of research.
“Making glass is one of our oldest technologies, refined and developed through the millennia and having an impact in all aspects of modern life. From its deceptively simple beginnings, glass has found a place in art and technology: a material of beauty as well as utility. In our current century, glassy materials are now used as smart drug delivery systems and even as scaffolds for regenerating a patient’s lost bone. In his talk Bob Newport will try to unravel some of the science behind glass and to reveal aspects of modern research into its atomic scale properties.”
Car parking arrangements: The nearby Queen’s building car park is free after 4:30pm. Guests need only take a ticket to enter and retain for exit. The ticket does not require validation by the university.
Registration: not required, but is encouraged! Guests may be asked to write their name as part of CSES’ attendance figures but this is not mandatory.
Doors open 18:30 for a prompt 19:00 start.