6pm for a 6:30pm start.
All welcome, no registration required.
Since their discovery in 1932 by James Chadwick, neutrons have become increasingly useful to scientist for studying the materials around us. In this talk Dr Christopher Frost from the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory will be looking at how the UK has been developing the use of large accelerator driven neutron sources for the science of neutron scattering, a field described by Sir Neville Mott as “a funny mix of nuclear and solid-state physics”. From archaeology to automotive fuels, via superconductors and cosmic rays Dr Frost will describe how we have been putting neutrons to work on the science that fascinates us and the material problems that challenge us, and all at a scale a hundred million times smaller than we are.