In the first in a series of webinars showcasing presentations from the PMB 60th Anniversary Symposium, Steven Meikle will examine the progression of medical physics over the last 60 years. He will discuss key developments in radiation therapy, cancer diagnosis and surgery, and describe some of the underlying technologies that enabled this medical physics revolution.Read more >
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.
This webinar will feature the powerful benefits of having both Compendex and Inspec on the Engineering Village platform. Our presenter Bonnie Osif, will highlight some of the insightful ways researchers are selecting to search Compendex and Inspec databases together to help solve contemporary grand challenges and uncover new discoveries in engineering. Also joining is Tim Aiken, Inspec product manager, The IET, and Steve Petric, Engineering Village product director, Elsevier.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.
The Ray Optics Module simulates electromagnetic wave propagation when reflection and refraction are the most important effects. This is the case when the wavelength is short compared with device size. Industrial applications include common optical components such as reflectors, monochromators, lenses and polarizers.
This webinar will introduce the tools in COMSOL Multiphysics® for analysis of geometrical optics, including ray intensity and polarization calculations; ray propagation in graded media; and multiphysics coupling to other physics such as heat transfer.
The webinar will include a live demo and conclude with a Q&A session.
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.
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.
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)
Both production and non-production landscapes are massively effected by the rewritten laws of physics in the cloud.
One opportunity of Cloud Native Enterprise Architectures is to redefine the approaches to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.
Using SAP workloads on AWS as example we will show how and why enterprises run different than before and how Disaster Recovery needs accelerate all in migrations to the cloud.
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
Join us to hear award-winning author Professor Wilfred Ngwa talk through his latest book Emerging Models for Global Health in Radiation Oncology. Highlighting the emerging models for global radiation oncology, this webinar is essential viewing for researchers, students, health professionals and anyone interested in the global oncology community.Read more >
The conversation about ESG investing is gaining traction across markets. Clients no longer ask 'do you have an ESG strategy?' but rather 'do ESG high scores result in outperformance?' Collaborating with Empirical Research Partners, this webinar will showcase their findings on ESG, what factors show the strongest correlation and how they think asset owners and fund managers should be taking this forward.
Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship, Schroders will be joined by Rochester ‘Rocky’ Cahan, CFA, the U.S. Portfolio Strategist at Empirical Research Partners LLC. Mr Cahan joined the firm in 2013 to focus on a broad spectrum of research topics ranging from bottom-up stock-selection to top-down macroeconomic analysis. In addition to his highly regarded practitioner research, Mr. Cahan has published a number of academic articles in top journals including The Journal of Empirical Finance, The Journal of Banking and Finance, and The Journal of Portfolio Management. Mr. Cahan received a double degree in Mathematical Physics and Finance from Massey University in New Zealand in 2003, and is also a CFA charterholder.
During radiation therapy, the patient’s anatomical state is not static. Many different factors contribute to a shifting picture, and it is essential to account for uncertainties in order to ensure the quality of the treatment plan.
In the first half of this webinar, Niek Scheuder, Chief Medical Physicist, will share his experience from implementing an adaptive planning workflow with RayStation at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy.
In the second half, Cameron Ditty, Senior Physicist, will explain the concept of robustness in RayStation, illustrating with practical examples.
Robust optimization handles possible variations that are not sufficiently accounted for by PTV. The resulting plan maintains target coverage while reducing dose to critical structures, even if anatomical changes or positional errors occur.
During this webinar we will discuss the development of the Caltech High-Speed Multi-Color Camera (CHIMERA), using two Andor iXon Ultra 888 EMCCDs, for ground-based searches for occultations of sub-kilometre-sized KBOs, which it achieves through monitoring thousands of stars simultaneously.
CHIMERA has completed 20 nights of observing in 2015 and 2016, with an additional 50 nights observing to be completed by July 2018, yielding a final data set likely to have more than 100 occultation events.
For several years, professional astronomers have been looking to Andor as a source of extreme performance, exceptionally robust off-the-shelf detector solutions, utilized across many of the key observation sites worldwide. We will provide an overview of the key high-sensitivity, high-temporal-resolution detector technology types, used in diverse applications such as adaptive optics wavefront sensing, solar exploration, high-time-resolution astrophysics, transit exoplanet discovery, gravitational lensing and even customized guide cameras.
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 >
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 >
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 >