|October-2016||Fabian Maucher||Invited keynote talk, "Nonlocal Nonlinear Optics" at 1st International Conference on Optics, Photonics and Materials, Nice, France|
|October-2016||Alexander Taylor||Invited talk, "Geometry and Topology of vortices in random quantum eigenfunctions", Theoretical physics group, University of Warwick, UK|
|January-2017||Jon Steed||Distinguished Lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University|
|January-2017||Mark Dennis||Invited talk, "Swings & Roundabouts: Operators and Rays for Structured Gaussian Beams", Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany|
|January-2017||Mark Dennis||Invited talk, "Getting tangled in structured light: knotted linear wave fields", Theoretical Physics Colloquium, University of Oxford, UK|
|February-2017||Mark Dennis||Invited talk, "How to Tie a (Linear, Optical) Field into a Knot", Theoretical Physics Seminar, University of Plymouth, UK|
|February-2017||Mark Dennis||Invited talk, "How to Tie a (Linear, Optical) Field into a Knot", Theoretical Physics Seminar, University of Birmingham, UK|
|February-2017||Mark Dennis||Invited talk, "Knots in Waves: Topological Engineering & Behaviour in the Wild", Wave Engineering Workshop, University of Bristol|
|February-2017||Dave Foster||Invited talk, "Skyrmions and Nuclear Matter", Theoretical Physics Seminar, University of Warwick|
|February-2017||Elena Boniolo||Invited talk: "Model for the diffusion of DNA knots in a gel", International Soft Matter Workshop, Helford, UK|
|February-2017||Danica Sugic||Invited talk: "Designing knotted optical fields for light-matter interaction", Collaborative visit to Prof. Etienne Brasselet's group at the University of Bordeaux, France|
|Session Chair, "Knotting in Filaments and Fields", APS March Meeting, New Orleans, USA. Talks involving SPOCK members within the session were:|
Keith Alexander, Alexander Taylor, Mark Dennis, "Virtual knotting in proteins and other open curves"
Mervyn Miles, David Foster, Annela Seddon, David Phillips, David Carberry, Miles Padgett, Mark Dennis, "Tying Knots in DNA with Holographic Optical Tweezers"
Mark Dennis, "Optical Vortex Knots in Tightly-focused Light Beams"
Ben Bode, Mark Dennis, "A Knotted Complax Scalar Field for any Knot"
Alexander Taylor, Mark Dennis, "Stability of Knotted Vortices in Wave Chaos"
|Invited talk, "The cultural evolution of knot tying: an analysis of the cultural transmission of granny and reef knots", European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA) 2017, Paris, France|
|April-2017||Jon Steed||Invited talk, "Gel-Based Approaches to Novel Solid Forms", 23rd International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State, Stellenbosch, South Africa|
|April-2017||Paul Sutcliffe||Invited talk, "Knots and Vortices", Workshop on Solitons: Integrability, Duality and Applications, International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|April-2017||Mark Dennis||Invited talk, "How to tie a (linear optical) field into a knot", collaborative visit to Cornelia Denz's Nonlinear Photonics Group at the University of Münster|
|April-2017||Dave Foster||Invited talk, "The decay of Hopf solitons in the Skyme model", Workshop on Solitons: Integrability, Duality and Applications, at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, São Paolo, Brazil|
|May-2017||Fabian Maucher||Invited Contributed Talk, "Excitable Knots" at Computational Neuroscience and Optical Dynamics, workshop, Nice, France|
|May-2017||Fabian Maucher||Invited Seminar, "Excitable knots", Lyon, France|
|May-2017||Fabian Maucher||Invited Seminar, "Accessing Attractors of Nonlinear Fields using Vortices", Newcastle, UK|
|June-2017||Jon Steed||Talk, "Solid form control using supramolecular gels", Bologna Crystal Forms (CF@BO 2017), Bologna, Italy|
|June-2017||Mark Dennis||Invited talk, "Visualizing Vassiliev invariants using Linking = Writhe + Twist", Stu Whittington 75th Birthday event, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada|
|June-2017||Mark Dennis||Invited talk, "Getting tangled in structured light: knotted wave fields", invitation from Miguel Alonso, Centre for Coherence and Quantum Optics Colloquium, University of Rochester, NY, USA|
|June-2017||Jeremy Kendal||Talk, "Non-random error in the cultural transmission of knot tying", Social Learning and Cultural Evolution Workshop, Keele University, UK|
|June-2017||Dave Foster||Invited talk, "Magnetic skyrmions", Solitons (non)Integrability Geometry conference, Krakow, Poland|
|July-2017||Fabian Maucher||Contributed talk, "Self-Organisation of Light in Optical Media with Competing Nonlocal Nonlinearities", EGAS Conference, Durham University, UK|
|July-2017||Paul Sutcliffe||Invited talk, "Skyrmion knots in frustrated magnets", Topological Solitons, Nonperturbative Gauge Dynamics and Confinement, Conference at the Department of Physics, University of Pisa, Italy|
|July-2017||Ben Beswick||Talk, "Modeling atom interferometers using ε\epsilon-Pseudoclassics", Northern Quantum Meeting, Manchester, UK|
|July-2017||Ben Bode||Invited talk, "Constructing real algebraic links", Mini-Workshop on Topology of Singularities, III, Tohoku University, Japan|
|July-2017||Ben Bode||Invited talk, "On the crossing numbers of composite knots and theta curves", The 9th KOOK-TAPU Joint Seminar on Knots and Related Topics, Osaka City University, Japan|
|July-2017||Ben Bode||Invited talk, "Constructing links of isolated singularities of real polynomials", Friday Seminar on Knots and Related Topics, Osaka City University, Japan|
|August-2017||Annela Seddon||Keynote lecture, "Control and Orientation of Three Dimensional Biological Lipid Phases", The 7th Asian Conference on Colloid and Interface Science, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|August-2017||Annela Seddon||Invited talk on sponge phase work at session on self-assembly and soft nanomaterials, 7th International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, China 2017 (ChinaNANO 2017)|
|September-2017||Mark Dennis||Invited talk, "Swings and Roundabouts: Operators and Rays for structured Gaussian beams", Workshop - Chiral Photonics 2017, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany|
|September-2017||Keith Alexander||Submitted talk, "Using Virtual Knots to Understand Ambiguous Polymer Conformations", IoP Polymer Physics Group, Physical Aspects of Polymer Science 2017, Swansea, UK|
4th International Conference on Optical Angular Momentum (ICOAM17), Capri, Italy.4th International Conference on Optical Angular Momentum (ICOAM17), Capri, Italy.
|September-2017||Mark Dennis||Invited talk, "Knotted optical singularities in free space: designed, random and accidental", 4th International Conference on Optical Angular Momentum (ICOAM17), Capri, Italy|