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Past events hosted within or of interest to the Department are listed here (upto 1 year ago). Visit our main Events page to see upcoming events.

  • 04Mar

    Prof. Ray Egerton, University of Alberta.

    NanoMi is a project directed by NRC -Nano, a National Research Council of Canada laboratory in Edmonton. The goal is to develop and document a modular open-source electron microscope that researchers can build and possibly incorporate into other vacuum equipment. Using a thermionic electron source, we aim for a resolution of a few nm in SEM, STEM and TEM modes; UHV and field emission may be a future possibility. The talk will describe current progress, along with some electron optics and electron-microscope history.

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  • 18Feb

    Prof. Erez Ben-Yosef, Tel Aviv University

    Timna Valley, one of the best preserved ancient copper ore districts in the world, contains dozens of mining and smelting sites that represent more than six millennia of copper exploitation. In recent years and as part of Tel Aviv University’s Central Timna Valley Project, we have conducted surveys, excavations and analytical studies in order to better understand technological developments and associated social processes in the region. In this presentation we will focus on the early Iron Age (~1200-800 BCE ) – a period of intense copper production at the time when the local biblical kingdoms of Edom and ancient Israel emerged – with emphasis on smelting practices and other technological achievements. More on the project:

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  • 28Oct

    The history of the Department can be traced back to the generous donation of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths that resulted in the opening of a laboratory dedicated to “the study of metallurgy” on 5th October 1920.

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary, we plan to hold a range of events throughout the coming year that will look back at the history of the department as well as to the future.  

    Our first hour-long virtual event will be held on 28th October 2020 at 2 p.m. GMT, and will be hosted by Professor Ruth Cameron and Professor Lindsay Greer.  

    They will be joined by academics who will provide highlights of past and present research in the Department and perspectives on the future of materials research, including:

    • Professor Sir Harry Bhadeshia, Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy 
    • Professor Sir Anthony Cheetham, Goldsmiths Professor (2008 to 2017)
    • Professor Manish Chhowalla, Goldsmiths Professor (2018 to present)
    • Dr Rachel Evans, Reader in Materials Chemistry
    • Dr Louise Hirst, University Lecturer (joint appointment with Physics)
    • Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, Goldsmiths Professor (1980 to 2007)
    • Dr Bartomeu Monserrat, University Lecturer and Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Computational  Materials Science
    • Dr Malavika Nair, Junior Research Fellow

    Please follow this Zoom link to indicate your intent to be part of this programme: