Christmas and the new year is a time for reflection and to look back on the events of the year. In science there are a number of conferences to review the progress in different fields. Member of the CMS who work on Quantum Field Theory at High Intensities are attending the end of year meeting: 2016 Christmas Meeting of the High Power Laser User Community at Abingdon School and Coseners House. A number of talks and posters are being presented by members of Plymouth’s Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
Below is a photograph of PhD student: Lauren Ansell presenting a poster on her research:
The picture below shows Dr Anton Ilderton giving a talk on his research:
The picture below is of Dr. Ben King presenting his talk at the meeting.
Dr. Nathan Broomhead, who recently joined the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at Plymouth University, is presenting an invited talk at a conference in Hong Kong next week. The title of the conference is:
Quivers, cluster algebra and mathematical physics and the title of his talk is: Thick subcategories, arc-collections and mutation
For the first time the theoretical physics group at Plymouth University is organizing a Particle Physics Master Class. Students at local schools we will be able to visit us for a day to work on experimental data from the experiments at the LHC. At the end of the day, the students will discuss their results via a video conference with physicists working on the experiments at CERN.
The event will be held on Wednesday 5th April 2017. There are more details at the local web page for the event.
As part of our School’s extensive outreach activities, next Tuesday Dr. Martin Lavelle is talking to a group of school students in an event organized by the Engineering Development Trust.
A recent graduate, Valerie Millar, from our School, has recently started a Masters in Statistics with Applications to Medicine at Southampton University. You can read her profile here, which also includes an overview of her time studying at Plymouth University. Valerie also stresses the importance of the placement year at GlaxoSmithKline to her studies and her career.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has today informed us that we have obtained an accreditation for our schools’ training quality for graduate students. This will allow us to be part of STFC’s allocation of PhD positions for the first time.