Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

We would like to congratulate Dr. Paloma Arroyo Huidobro  from Imperial College London for obtaining a European Union funded Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Research Fellowship Programme, named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist famed for her work on radioactivity, support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to ‘blue-sky’ science, are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support industrial doctorates, combining academic research study with work in companies, and other innovative training that enhances employability and career development.



Maxwell Society Lecture

The King’s College London Physics Department is home to the Maxwell Society. The Society holds various lectures, seminars and activities that aim to encourage students to interact and experience areas of Physics beyond the scope of their degree.

The Maxwell Society hosts a weekly lecture series at the Strand Campus. On 25th January 2016, Reactive Plasmonics Affiliated Investigator Dr Francisco J. Rodríguez-Fortuño gave a very interesting lecture on ‘Spin-orbit interactions of photons: taking light for a spin.’

In the lecture he discussed how Maxwell’s equations explain that that the spin of photons (their polarization) can affect their motion, under certain conditions.  He explained that although these spin-orbit effects of light are usually small, recent advances in nanotechnology have found ways to enhance them dramatically.

Spin-orbit interactions of photons: taking light for a spin
Spin-orbit interactions of photons: taking light for a spin