picture diary - pre 2011
(More or less in reverse chronological order. Click on pics to enlarge (sometimes).
21 December 2010. They have started demolishign the walls and ceilings in the space for the new ultrafast physical chemistry labs (click on picture for a 3000-pixel version).
29 October: Goodbye Strathclyde office
Hello Glasgow office
(Some pictures of the 2010 UoG lab refurbishment are here.)
11 August: David explaining our poster on jamming in salt solutions to Mark Tuckerman at the Gordon Research Conference on Water and Aqueous Solutions.
6 August: Dinner (and some drinks) in Boston with Duncan Graham and Karen Faulds.
5 August: At the Gordon Research Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy, they splashed out on a fancy dinner with steak and lobster just for my birthday.
23 May: Even when it's warm, it feels really really cold in Glasgow...
6 May: Neil and KW are celebrating a damn good day in the Pot Still.
16 February: Ian doing clearly very scary chemistry stuff...
5 February: Workshop on RTILs in Oeiras (Lisbon) from Feb 4th (Thursday) through Feb 6th (Saturday)(click on pictures for a larger version)
From left to right: Alessandro Triolo, José Nuno Canongia Lopes, Agílio Pádua, Isabel Marrucho, João Paulo Leal, Mario Del Popolo, Manuel Minas da Piedade, Simona-Maria Rusu, Natalia Pletchkova, Ken Seddon, Luís Paulo N. Rebelo, and José Esperança. Not visible: KW.
From left to right: José Nuno Canongia Lopes, Natalia Pletchkova, Simona-Maria Rusu, José Esperança, Ken Seddon, Luís Paulo N. Rebelo, Agílio Pádua, Alessandro Triolo, and Mario Del Popolo. Not visible: KW.
27 January: Some boring Apple event takes place across the street from Photonics West in San Francisco. Like anybody cares...
26 January: With Femius Koenderink in an icecream shop in San Francisco.
Mischa Bonn stealing ice cream from Ted Heilweil...
25 January: At Photonics West in San Francisco, Frank Hegman, David Cook, and Martina Havenith.
19 January: Marco Candelaresi in the physics department at Strathclyde.
18 January: Stefano Santabarbara doing some chemical stuff.
some pictures of people (and things) in 2009
11 December: We went out for christmas lunch. Stefano, Marco, Spyros, and Rafal:
Neil, Scott, David, Kirsten, Jean, and Amy:
24 Sept.: Marco holding a "giant" terahertz antenna to be used in the new set-up.
6-10 Sept.: KW was at the EMLG-JMLG Annual Meeting 2009 on Intermolecular Interactions and Liquid Structure at the University of Salzburg. This picture was taken by Prof Wojciech Gadomski
PhD student Johannes Hunger, working with our collaborator Richard Buchner at the University of Regensburg in Germany, received the poster prize. His poster was about our work on room temperature ionic liquids recently published in JACS (see serving nanoparticle soup).
27 May: We went to IKEA to get a sofa and chair for the lab as well as some picture frames for the Ultrafast Wall of Fame.
21 May: We were allowed to move our stuff into the new lab. Scott's experiment table is moved out.
The new lab still looks huge and empty.
The table coming out of the old lab. It only just made it out past the wall.
David's laser and OKE experiment going out.
David Birch inspecting the new space.
Neil's laser and experiment is moved into the new lab.
May 2009: Neil, David, and Klaas went to TRVS in Meredith, NH.
Steve Meech in the breakfast room
KW and Peter Vohringer discussing supercooled water droplets in vacuum on the boat on which we had the conference dinner (picture by Andrei Tokmakoff)
Neil and Steve at the bar (picture by Andrei Tokmakoff)
30 April 2009: The laser lab just before we are about to move.
January: The old supercondicting devices lab is being stripped for our new labs.
some pictures of people (and things) in 2008
30-31 October: We organised the International Workshop on ultrafast physical-chemistry (UCP) in Glasgow. A whole page of pictures is here. This is just a picture of the opening.
Participants at the UCP 2008 meeting held 30/31 Oct. '08 at Strathclyde
Afterwards, Charlie Schmuttenmaer and I went to sample some local colour in the East End of Glasgow.
And met some of the locals.
August: John Reevie build a canopy for Neil's 2D-IR set-up.
12 August: Ian Stewart is at an Ultrafast course in Finland. Poor sod, has to work hard, eat strange food, endure strangely peaceful views...
24 July: Kitsakorn fixing the cryostat window
26 June: Neil workign with his new ultrafats laser
June: Ultrafast in Stresa Italy. Here we (left is Erik Nibbering) are watching Holland destroying Italy.
Dinner was in a beautiful old hotel (click on pic for much bigger version).
8 May: Gregor had is PhD viva and...passed. Here's Gregor with the external examiner Gavin Reid in the Babity afterwards drinking a coke.
Prof Wynne has switched to cider like a big girl and is getting a bit...happy
14 April: Neil looks very excited after having received news that he had been offered a one million euro grant. He said that after receiving his EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship, he was very excited. However, now he was even more excited. We went to the pub on the Friday after, where everybody was very excited.
Being excited from left to right are Neil, David, Alex, Jenny, and John.
Wilf was clearly over-excited
8 April: David with the fancy new cryostat. The new experiments on inert gasses appear to be very exciting.
Slowly filling up with liquid xenon
5 March: David contemplating our new low-temperature experiments
and KW wasting everybody's time posing for pics. Check out the fancy new cryostat though...
29 February: Gregor submitted his thesis today.
We all went to the pub. Everybody is looking sad/weird because of the presence of a camera...
January 2008: KW went to Photonics West to give a talk. This is David Cook, a former postdoc of Robin Hochstrasser's, who has invented various new terahertz techniques.
KW visited Charles Schmuttenmaer at Yale and gave talk. We went to Charlie's favoured local Mexican for some food.
After the talk we had posh dinner with Pat Vaccaro and Victor Batista
some pictures of people (and things) in 2007
November: Neil and Ian went to visit Erik Nibbering at the Max Born Institute in Berlin to do some IR experiments. Here's a bunch of blokes (including Neil & Ian) looking on while somebody else does all the hard work.
September: Neil's rather scary looking glovebox is ready and used by Ian
some pictures of people (and things) in 2006
August: Pictures from the 2006 Ultrafast Phenomena Conference and trip.
July: Pictures from the 2006 Gordon Research Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy
23 August: Gregor won the poster prize at Ross Priori (and the prize for the best talk last year!).
14 June: SUPA meeting. Here's a picture of Jason Crain (Physics/Edinburgh), Neil Hunt, and KW discussing hydrogen-bond network dynamics in N-methylacetamide.
25 March: Neil received an email saying "Dear Dr Hunt. I am pleased to inform you that you have been chosen to receive a chemistry advanced fellowship." Here is a picture of Neil looking very excited about getting about £1M:
Dr Hunt's comment: "I am very excited". Then we went to the pub. Which was quite exciting, especially the thought that Neil might be paying for our beer. Alas...
17 March: At the risk of suggesting that we are in the pub all the time, I managed to take a picture of Jan when we were in the pub this Friday.
15 March:John Pendry was here to give a talk about negative refractive indices and all that, which was rather nice. In the photo below, all the way on the right, are our esteemed leaders: HoD David Birch and SUPA CEO Ian Halliday.
10 February 2006: We went to the pub. "We" in this case is David, Gregor, Neil, Klaas, and (shock horror!) Jan. Last I remember is somebody ordering Bruichladdich.
January 2006: Andy in the office.
When I (KW) work at home, this is my home office:
It's a bit weird that JJ is not here anymore.
Gregor and Neil have been making nanoparticle arrays. Some of the slides shimmer under certain angles.
December 2005: At the end of the month, Andy, David, John, Klaas, and Neil climbed Ben Ledi close to Callander. Here's a group picture taken in the car park when we left.
Not entirely sure if David understood that the camera has a wide angle lens... Below some pictures from the way up. Left Andy and on the right David.
On the left me a bit under the summit with John in the background. On the right, Neil, David, John, and Andy having lunch on the summit. Sadly it was baltic with the wind howling. Everybody's fingers froze off, so we decided to leave again.
Somewhere on the way down.
Afterwards, we picked up Justyna and had dinner in a pub in Kilmahog, which was very nice.
Also December: Jan and Alison had been using the SNOM/AFM in the Wolfson lab for a while. This month, we got in on the action as well. Here's Gregor using the AFM in tapping mode and explaining some results.
Here is a nanosphere array that Neil, Gregor, and John produced recently.
This is a photo of masters student Richard Shanks, who has been working in the group for almost a year now. He has been studying protein folding and is now an expert in the transitions between random coils, alpha helices, and beta sheets.
Here is David Turton working on the oscillator in the lab and Neil Hunt in the Wolfson lab.
October 2005: Link to animated gif of JJ in the office . Took some pictures of the femtosecond oscillator again as well:
Here's some pics of quite arty looking pipettes in the Wolfson lab:
September 2005: Simulation pictures from molecular dynamics simulation of methanol. Movie of MD simulation of methanol (2.93Mb, .wmv).
July 2005: Gregor & JJ made a flying visit to a terahertz conference in Erice, Italy.
June 2005: We went to the Telluride workshop on Nonlinear ultrafast spectroscopy in fluids in Telluride Colorado. Not many conference pictures because we were working so hard. Did have some time off though to do a bit of walking in the mountains. Here's a panorama of the Rocky Mountains:
Telluride is behind the mountains in the distance. On the left is Andy Turner. Aspen trees and Andy and Steve Meech descending a mountain:
Steve Meech on a path to a waterfall above Telluride and Steve sitting on a rock:
Close-up picture of the waterfall:
June 2005: Cool science picture. To be precise it shows the cross contamination between RIKES and RIKOA. Balanced signal as 3rd dimension, x and y are retardations.
May 2005: We went to the TRVS conference at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD. See the TRVS page on this site.