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Upcoming Special Events

Launching “Impulse for tech Innovators”

 Wednesday 22nd February 2017

We would like to invite you to our Impulse Launch event at the Maxwell Centre and we would be delighted if you would join us on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 from 17:00 to 19:30. 

This social evening will start with a short welcome and talk by Professor Chris Abell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and co-founder of Astex Therapeutics, Akubio, Sphere Fluidics and Aqdot, followed by a session to introduce the “Impulse” programme, its team and the mentors to give you the opportunity to engage with us and get the feel of the programme.
This event is open to all Cambridge University staff and students, members of other universities and the local business community. This is particularly relevant for PhDs, Post-Doc, researchers considering future career paths, those exploring entrepreneurial opportunities and early stage entrepreneurs looking to build high quality networks with industry experts and business community.

Registration from 17:00-17:30;
Sessions from 17:30-18:30;
Networking from 18:30-19:30

To register for the event:

Please email Dr Alexandra Hüner 
For further information please visit our website



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Historical Event Information


Winton Symposium on Solar Energies

3rd November 2016

The fifth annual Winton Symposium will be held at the Cavendish Laboratory on "Solar Energies". This one-day event will explore how basic science can direct how we can more efficiently capture and convert light into energy sources to support our growing energy demand

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Winton Symposium on Green Computing

28th September 2015

The theme for the fourth annual Winton Symposium will be “Green Computing”.  The one-day Symposium will cover topics ranging from new materials and architectures for low power consumption computing, to computer-based applications which can benefit our environment.

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Winton Symposium on Global Challenges for Science and Technology

29th September 2014

The topic for this year's Winton Symposium is “Global Challenges for Science and Technology”. The Symposium will again bring together leading scientists from around the world to explore how we tackle the increasing demands of a growing population with declining natural resources.

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Concepts and Discovery in Quantum Matter

12th -15th July 2015

This post-ICM workshop has taken place from 12-15 July 2015 at the Cavendish Laboratory. It has explored unifying themes in quantum correlated matter such as: Role and quantitative use of order parameter field theories, Electronic structure and associated instabilities, Discoveries near quantum phase transitions, Pioneering experimental methods
Tunability and routes towards applications, Topological states

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Unconscious Bias

The School of Physical Sciences will be hosting a workshop about "Unconscious Bias" on Wednesday March 5th 2014 at 13.30pm in the Pippard Lecture Theatre at the Cavendish Laboratory.
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Winton Symposium on Materials Discovery 30th September 2013 This one-day meeting on "Materials Discovery" will bring together leading scientists from 'electronics' to 'life sciences' to explore some of the recent breakthroughs that reveal just how unexpected the physical world turns out to be.
Energy Efficiency Symposium 1st October 2012 A scientific debate bringing together world-leading experts to explore the fundamental physical limits to the generation, storage and use of energy. 
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Optoelectronic Processes in Organic Materials 20th September 2012 This one-day meeting provides an opportunity for the UK community to present and discuss high-quality scientific work in the field of organic semiconductors 
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bdj50: Brian Josephson 23rd June 2012 bdj50: Conference in Cambridge to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Publication of Brian Josephson's Seminal Work, 23rd June 2012 
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