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Saints Talk: Dr Chris Hooley

As a mark of respect for the funeral of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Saturday 17 April, all events on that day have been rescheduled to take place on Sunday 18 April, with the exception of the University's Annual Public Meeting, which will now take place on Saturday 24 April.

We are delighted to invite you to the next instalment in our Saints Talk series from Dr Chris Hooley, Quantum materials and the future of electronics. Join us for this live lecture via Microsoft Teams as part of the Virtual Alumni Weekend.

The operation and cooling of computers is already making a significant contribution to the world's greenhouse gas emissions, with some researchers predicting that this could rise to 14% of the global total by 2040. What can be done?

In this talk, Dr Hooley, from the Centre for Designer Quantum Materials and School of Physics & Astronomy, will discuss one possible solution: using quantum materials to transmit and process information using magnetic rather than electric signals. This field -- called 'spintronics' -- is still in its infancy, but has potentially major technological implications if it can be taken from the laboratory into the factory.

If you have not done so already, register to attend this event via the Alumni Weekend registration form.

Please note, if you have already registered to attend any events on Saturday, there is no need to re-register for Sunday. Links to all events will be sent to everyone who has registered.

Events scheduled for Friday 16 April and Sunday 18 April will proceed as planned. 

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