For years, physicists were unable to take advantage of the advancements in computer algebra. Most systems were simply not able to handle the specialized rules and operators, non-commutative variables, and complex notation used regularly in physics calculations, with the result that physicists continued to find it easier to work their problems with pencil and paper. Fortunately, the situation has changed, with new advancements being made all the time that make the complex calculations of physics easier and more reliable.
In this webinar, learn more about recent advancements in computational physics, and see how these techniques can be applied to problems from general relativity, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and classical field theory. A recent project involving the digitization of the solutions to Einstein’s field equations shown in the book “Exact Solutions to Einstein’s Field Equations,” will also be presented.
A webinar discussing quantum devices which have potential for the development of a quantum memory, based on encoding a bit on a polarised line of electrons.
Dr Sanjeev Kumar, Senior Scientist, London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL.
One of the most fascinating areas of research in mesoscopic physics is the transport properties of one-dimensional (1D) quantum wires.
Recent experimental results of a low-density quasi-1D device fabricated using GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure, with split-gates, top-gate combination to control the carrier density and confinement potential will be presented.
Dr Gustav Teleberg, Product Manager for ULT Platforms , Oxford Instruments.
Dr Teleberg will present the latest developments in cryofree dilution refrigeration and its applicability to quantum technology. Integrated superconducting magnets, sample loading, RF wiring and cool-down accelerators are treated in some detail. Examples of recently built systems for research on quantum dots and nanowires, luminescence centres in silicon and superconducting qubit devices.
Respiratory gated delivery holds the promise of improved dose conformality by allowing for tighter margins and/or increasing the geometric separation between the treatment volume and sensitive structures. Elekta linear accelerators can be gated in an automated manner making use of Elekta's Response gating kit. This talk will review our experience delivering gated treatments with an Elekta linac.
Topics will include:
(1) how to minimize the impact of beam on latency;
(2) a review of gating strategies such as assisted breath-hold, coached breath-hold, and free breathing based gating; and
(3) advancements in gated beam delivery such as the use of flattening filter free (FFF) beam delivery.
Advanced biomedical devices, such as chip-based probes, are helping bioengineering sleuths Drs. Peter Kuhn and Mehmet Toner as they fight to stop cancer in its tracks. Join ASME.org for a discussion of the latest innovations and developments in the field.Read more >
Version 4.3a of COMSOL Multiphysics adds new products and some eye-catching capabilities, including:
•an interface to connect multiphysics results with spreadsheets;
•simulations of physics effects in electronic circuit layouts;
•support for cluster computing.
All told, this latest version continues the tradition of innovation that users have come to expect from COMSOL.
This informational webinar includes model examples and demonstrations.
Focusing on recent advances in nanoscale etching and in atomic layer deposition (ALD) from research to manufacturing applications.
Two industry-leading speakers:
* Deirdre Olynick, Lawrence Berkeley (LBNL)
ALD and nanoscale-etch processing techniques and results from recent work carried out at the LBNL.
* Kim Lee, Seagate
Data storage - a technology area that is benefiting from advances in nanoscale fabrication.
Join us for a free webinar with author Karl Whittle as he talks us through his latest book Nuclear Materials Science.
Thurs 12 May 2016
3.00 p.m. BST / 10.00 a.m. EST
Covering all aspects of his latest book Nuclear Materials Science, Karl Whittle expands on the research included and gives details on the videos, problems and teaching aids that make this a must read for all students in materials, engineering and physics.
There will also be a live Q&A session at the end.
This webinar will provide an overview of recent improvements in Elekta’s Monaco® treatment planning system version 5.11.
The discussion will address quantitative and qualitative comparisons to previous versions of Monaco, and present some of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio data.
Sotiri Stathakis, PhD
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology and Radiology
Division of Medical Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology
Cancer Therapy and Research Center
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
The Particle Tracing Module extends the functionality of the COMSOL Multiphysics modelling environment, to allow the computation of the trajectories of particles in fluids and charged particles electromagnetic fields. The particles can be subjected to a wide variety of forces, such as electrical, drag, and thermophoretic forces, as well as particle-particle and fluid-particle interactions. This webinar introduces particle tracing for applications such as erosion, etching, mixing, filtration, mass spectrometry, ion optics, and beam physics. The webinar includes a demonstration and will end with a Q&A session.
Edmund studied chemistry at the University of Oxford from 2004 to 2008. He then continued on for a doctorate at Oxford, researching the charge and mass transfer properties of electrolyte solutions. He joined COMSOL as an application engineer, where he specialises in chemistry, heat transfer and fluid flow.
The current reality for Radiation Oncology departments all around the world is a push to do more with less, while maintaining high quality plans for patients. Vendors of treatment planning software are in a position to help, with creation of tools to streamline and automate many of the tedious tasks as well as improve utilization of new and creative plan improvement tools. It is the purpose of this talk to explore some of the automation tools in several treatment planning systems with a focus on those built into the RayStation TPS, produced by RaySearch Laboratories; to include use of protocols, templates and scripting, automatic breast planning, Fallback Planning, Multi-Criteria Optimization, Reduce Organ at Risk and Plan Exploration. Finally, we will look to the future and what automation means to the Dosimetrists or Physicists clinically and professionally.
About the speaker
· 26 years in Radiation Oncology with 18 of those years spent in Industry
· Certified as a Medical Dosimetrist in 1994
· Medical Dosimetrist at State University of New York at Stony Brook and also at Southside Hospital in Bayshore New York
· Director of Customer Service at ADAC and Philips, as well as Head of Physics for RTP until 2007
· VP of Marketing at CIVCO from 2007 to the end of 2010
· President and CEO of RaySearch Americas Inc., a subsidiary of RaySearch Laboratories AB
Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday 22 April to hear author Professor Malcolm Sperrin talk about his latest book Scientific Basis of the Royal College of Radiologists Fellowship - Illustrated questions and answers.
During this free live webinar the author will show sample questions and detailed solutions, there will also be a live Q&A session at the end.
This webinar is recommended listening for anyone training for radiological board exams, graduate students in medical physics, clinicians and technologists. It is also suitable for other board exams or professional development.
Interested in treatment adaption? Learn about deformable registration and how it is essential for adaptive therapy. We will bring up common cases where deformable registration can be used, discuss related challenges as well as necessary features for success. You will see RayStation's approach to deformable registration with functionalities like structure propagation, dose deformation, treatment evaluation for delivered fractions and various QA options.
We have applied to CAMPEP for 1 MPCEC (Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit)
European webinar- 10 AM BST / 11 AM CEST (this is the corrected time)
No one said that finding out what the universe is made of and how it works would be easy. But at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, thousands of scientists are trying to do just that every day.
The development team at CERN has created many applications including the ROOT platform, a big data analysis for its High Energy Physics computing. These applications are used by more than 20,000 users to create cutting edge scientific software. Understanding that the quality of their application is critical for its large customer base, CERN adopted Agile practices like Continuous Integration (CI) and testing.
Please join this European webinar to hear how CERN implemented Electric Cloud’s scalable automation solution to build and test their complex software applications to improve their code quality and increase their release frequency.
Join this webinar to learn:
•How CERN validates their code quality when creating applications designed to identify the existence of sub-atomic particles
•Why buildbot couldn’t scale to CERN’s needs
•What benefits more than 20,000 users enjoy from CERN implementing Electric Cloud’s ElectricCommander solution
Physical chemistry and microengineering techniques are ever more important to tools in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as fundamental biological and biochemical research. In this webinar we will discuss modelling techniques for analysing microfluidics, multiphase flows, heat and mass transfer, enzyme-catalysed reactions, and amperometric sensing techniques. We will focus on the use of these modelling methods for designing biosensors, bioreactors, and biological “lab-on-a-chip” devices. The webinar will include a modelling demonstration and a Q&A session.Read more >
This webinar will focus on practicals in the new AQA A-level Biology, Chemistry and Physics qualifications. Over the course of the hour’s session we’ll be covering:
• The apparatus and techniques and the 12 required practicals
• Questions on the exam papers
• Assessing the endorsement
• How the endorsement will be monitored, and what evidence will be required
• Other rules for the endorsement
• The AQA Practical handbook
Silver nanoparticles have extraordinary properties at the nanoscale, which are enabling a wave of innovative commercial products. Many of these new applications are in the field of bionanotechnology where the strong interaction between silver nanoparticles and specific wavelengths of light is utilized for applications such as sensing, imaging and therapeutics. This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of silver nanoparticle physics, the effect of the nanoparticle’s surface on the stability, dissolution, and transport of the nanoparticles in biological systems, and will describe both current and future biotechnology applications of silver nanoparticles.Read more >
For product designers, research scientists and engineers, a computational model that predicts the behaviour of a design is only the first step in the modelling process. Once a model has been solved the next step is to optimize the design. This might involve minimising the amount of material needed to safely support a structure, or maximising the throughput of a chemical in a chemical reactor. This optimization process can be automated using the Optimization Module in COMSOL Multiphysics®. You can pick one or more objective functions to be minimised, identify which modelling inputs can be varied to achieve the optimal design, and specify a set of constraints that a model must satisfy. In this webinar we will show you how to use the geometry optimization capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.2 to find the best designs quickly and easily. The presentation will feature a live modelling demo and finish with a Q&A session.Read more >
A special video from author Hugo van den Berg to celebrate his latest book 'Evolutionary Dynamics - The mathematics of genes and traits'.Read more >
Refining the Single-Isocenter Technique to Benefit Surgeons & Patients
Webinar presented by:
John Fiveash, MD, and Evan Thomas, MD, PhD, from the University of Alabama, Birmingham
Jointly provided by:
IOP Publishing and the Institute for Medical Education
Supported by an educational grant from: Varian Medical Systems
This program has been approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit for physicians and medical physicists (self-reported) approved for MDCB for 1 credit for medical dosimetrists.
Qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program.
This program is approved as a self-assessment module for radiation oncologists and medical physicists.
As developments in quantum computing accelerate and the potential to increase the capabilities of tomorrows computers becomes a reality, leading research scientists discuss their research at key international establishments.
“Enabling processes and tools for research and fabrication of Qubits”, Dr David Haynes, Oxford Instruments
“A valley-spin qubit in a carbon nanotube”,
Dr Edward Laird, Materials Department, Oxford University
“Next-generation cQED processors”,
Dr. Alessandro Bruno, post-doc researcher, Quantum Computing Lab (QcLab), Kavli Institute of Nanoscience and QuTech, Delft University of Technology
The webinar will review the chemical functionalisation methods and sensing applications of graphene. Building from a general overview of graphene chemistry and characterisation techniques, applicable to several areas of graphene R&D, the webinar will then focus on the development of graphene sensors and in particular biosensors. Following a brief review of different sensing techniques, including optical, various electrochemical, and FET based devices, the webinar will focus on electrochemical and CHEMFET biosensors. The suitability of different types of graphene for sensing applications will be discussed.Read more >
The aim of this webinar is to highlight the benefits of correlative microscopy for studies of graphene and related two-dimensional transition metal dichalogenides (TMDs) such as MoS2 and WS2. Raman Imaging is used to characterize the optoelectronic properties of 2D materials. In combination with AFM and SEM the precise geometric dimensions of these materials is determined. Photonic properties can be gained using SNOM.
Key learning objectives are:
Gain insight as to how unrivalled spectral and spatial resolution, ultra-fast acquisition times, and exceptional signal sensitivity in Raman Imaging can be combined with AFM, SNOM and SEM.
Learn which properties of low dimensional materials can be characterized with Raman and how complementary techniques lead to a more comprehensive understanding of the sample.
Learn how to configure a Raman microscope in order to perform high-sensitivity and high-resolution 3D spectral imaging routinely.
To celebrate the International Year of Light, Nanotechnology™ has been producing a focus collection of some of the most exciting developments in nanophotonics. In this webinar, authors of some of the papers in the collection briefly introduce their results, after which the papers are open for extensive discussion. Webinar attendees are encouraged to raise comments and questions regarding the work presented, for the panel of authors to respond to.
The papers to be discussed are available at http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/page/Focus-Photonics and include:
Gate-controlled mid-infrared light bending with aperiodic graphene nanoribbons array Eduardo Carrasco, Michele Tamagnone, Juan R Mosig, Tony Low and Julien Perruisseau-Carrier 2015 Nanotechnology 26 134002
Graphene metascreen for designing compact infrared absorbers with enhanced bandwidth Pai-Yen Chen, Mohamed Farhat and Hakan Baðcý 2015 Nanotechnology 26 164002
Anomalous effective medium approximation breakdown in deeply subwavelength all-dielectric photonic multilayers Andrei Andryieuski, Andrei V Lavrinenko and Sergei V Zhukovsky 2015 Nanotechnology 26 184001
Atomic-scale luminescence measurement and theoretical analysis unveiling electron energy dissipation at a p-type GaAs(110) surface Hiroshi Imada, Kuniyuki Miwa, Jaehoon Jung, Tomoko K Shimizu, Naoki Yamamoto and Yousoo Kim 2015 Nanotechnology 26 365402
Recordkeeping for purposes of regulatory compliance in the modern radiation oncology environment is largely a paper driven process. Many software and hardware solutions are available from vendors to solve individual issues relating to the collection and processing of QA data, but few, if any, can collect, process and present the results of this data in a cohesive way.
This presentation will show how electronic recordkeeping is readily and routinely used in the setting of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service lines, but strangely absent in the Oncology service line. We will attempt to cover current offerings from oncology software vendors that aim to reduce the amount of paperwork and streamline the acquisition and processing of quality assurance data. In addition, we will provide an overview of the solution we are in the process of implementing at our facility.
Goals and Objectives
At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
-Identify the use of electronic recordkeeping in other areas of the hospital setting where radiation and radioactive materials are being utilized.
- Assess the need for some form of comprehensive recordkeeping in Radiation Oncology.
- Assess currently available offerings from vendors.
- Discuss what our facility is implementing to fill this need
Medical Physicists, Oncology IT professionals, Oncology Administrators
Approved for 1 credit ASRT, MDCB, MPCEC
As part of its launch year, 2D Materials is helping authors to go further in sharing their research. In the first of our dedicated webinar series for rising stars in the field of 2D materials research, Andres Castellanos-Gomez will present some of his recent work on 'Atomically thin black phosphorus nanodevices’. Andres Castellanos-Gomez, is a Marie Curie Fellow at Delft University and a Visiting Researcher at IMDEA Nanoscience (Madrid, Spain). His research is focused on the study of the mechanical, electrical and optical properties of two-dimensional atomically thin crystals fabricated by exfoliation of bulk-layered crystals.
The webinar should be of interest to researchers of monolayer and bulk-layered 2D crystals, particularly phosphorene, and their optoelectronic properties.