Publications: 2007

Publications and reports from the Institute of Physics during 2007.

Visions 20 – Solar energy conversion
Visions 20: Solar energy conversion
Photovoltaic technology looks ahead to a bright future
Physics for future technology: Condensed matter
Physics for future technology: Condensed matter
Physics and physicists play a vital role in underpinning our way of life, improving its quality and contributing in a major way to wealth creation
The future for nanoscience and nanotechnology
The future for nanoscience and nanotechnology
We have learnt to make machines on ever smaller scales, from the delicate clockwork of a wristwatch to the complex microstructure of the electronic chip
UK Long-term Nuclear Waste Management: Next Steps
UK Long-term Nuclear Waste Management: Next Steps
The UK has a complex inventory of radioactive waste generated by nuclear power, military defence, medical applications and detection and control technology
Masters Degrees in Physics and Related Areas 2007
Masters Degrees in Physics and Related Areas 2007
For graduate students seeking information on postgraduate but pre-doctoral courses in physics and cognate subjects in the United Kingdom and The Republic of Ireland
Public Perceptions of Physics
Public Perceptions of Physics
In late 2007, the physics in society team commissioned People Science and Policy Ltd to undertake some research to find out what adults in the UK really think about physics
Women in University Physics Departments: Statistical Digest 2007
Women in University Physics Departments: Statistical Digest 2007
This digest provides a concise overview of the gender profile of university physics cost centres in 2005/2006
Physics and the UK Economy
Physics and the UK Economy
This report examines the contribution of physics to the UK and how the use of physics in the UK economy between 2000 and 2005 has changed. This research highlights the value generated by physics-based sectors for the economic prosperity of the UK.
Physics and the Irish Economy
Physics and the Irish Economy
This report examines the contribution of physics to the economic prosperity of the Republic of Ireland (ROI). The role of physics-based sectors in the ROI is evaluated in terms of how they developed between 2000 and 2005.
Physics and the Scottish Economy
Physics and the Scottish Economy
This report provides an assessment of the importance of physics-based sectors to the Scottish economy.
Climate change prediction: a robust or flawed process?
Climate change prediction: a robust or flawed process?
Report of a seminar held on 7 June 2007 to discuss the validity of current strategies, in particular computer models used to predict climate change, to establish and evaluate the link between global warming and human activity
Carbon capture and storage
Carbon capture and storage
Report of a seminar held on 5 December 2007 to discuss methods of sequestering carbon dioxide produced from burning fossil fuels as a means of countering global warming


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