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Outstanding nanophysics

Thermal ellipsoids

Image from James Grieve's thesis. Thermal ellipsoids representing the two-sigma tip position for an optically trapped composite microtool (experimental data). For certain trapping configurations it is possible to rotate the ellipsoid with respect to the optical axis - something which is impossible with traditional microsphere probes.

Two students who graduated from the Nanophysics Group this year had their PhD theses nominated for a prize from the Research Degrees Examination Board.

Both Andrea Gazze and James Grieve produced work that their examiners considered to show outstanding excellence in a doctoral thesis. We congratulate both of them and wish them every success for the future.