Open access videos

Open access lecture videos. Includes recent lectures, including our annual Newton lectures.

Open lecture series

Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov: Graphene: Materials in the Flatland
28 November 2013
Prof. Sir Konstantin Novoselov, recipient of one of IOP's highest awards, Honorary Fellowship, talks about the work that led to the discovery of Graphene, what makes it so special, its current applications and what the future holds for this remarkable material.

Professor Emanuel Derman: Models Behaving Badly
10 July 2013
Emanuel Derman talks about his experiences in both the financial and physics world while exploring the collision between human needs and desires, mathematical modelling and economics that has featured so dramatically in the recent financial crisis.

Lee Smolin: Time Reborn
22 May 2013 
Drawing from his new book, Time Reborn, Smolin challenges the notion of time in established naturalism.

Newton lectures

Newton Lecture 2013 - Sir John Pendry
Newton lecture 2013: A lecture given by the 2013 winner of the Isaac Newton medal, Sir Professor John Pendry, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London.

Newton Lecture 2012 - Martin Rees
Newton lecture 2012: A lecture given by the 2012 winner of the Isaac Newton medal, Professor Martin Rees, University of Cambridge Institute of Astronomy, and chaired by Michael Rowan-Robinson, Imperial College.

Newton Lecture 2011 - Leo Kadanoff
13 Jan 2012
Newton lecture 2011: This year's lecture was given by the 2011 winner of the Isaac Newton medal, Professor Leo P. Kadanoff, University of Chicago, and was chaired by Professor John Cardy, Oxford University.

Newton Lecture 2010 - String theory and the Universe
2 July 2010
This year the lecture was given by the 2010 winner of the Isaac Newton medal and theoretical physicist Professor Edward Witten.

Newton Lecture 2009 - Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse
13 October 2009
This year the lecture was given by the 2009 winner of the Isaac Newton medal, Professor Alan H Guth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was chaired by Professor Michael Rowan-Robinson, Imperial College.

Newton Lecture 2008 - Quantum Information and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
17 June 2008
The lecture was given by the inaugural winner of the Isaac Newton medal, Professor Anton Zeilinger, University of Vienna and introduced by Professor Sir Peter Knight, Imperial College.

Other lectures

The Tyndall Lecture 2009 - 'The Human Body is the Ultimate Physics Laboratory
20 January 2009
Physics is the Cinderella of the sciences when talking about Human Body function. This lecture shows how its role is taken for granted and often under-valued compared to its two ugly sisters Chemistry and Biology. We will explore how the same physical principles determine the size of an aneurysm, the characteristic tone of flatulence or the curvature of a David Beckham free-kick.