Graduation ceremony

Below is taken from a linkedin post by Dr. Martin Lavelle.

End of an era and start of another. Yesterday was the graduation ceremony for our Mathematics graduates. It was good to see them again and find out about their plans. Today was also the first induction session for our new students. Teaching proper starts next Monday.

Kolchin Seminar in Differential Algebra

Dr Daniel Robertz is invited to give a talk on his current research at the Kolchin Seminar in Differential Algebra on Friday 13 September 2019.
The American mathematician Ellis R. Kolchin (1916-1991) was among the founders of modern differential algebra and linear algebraic groups.
The Kolchin Seminar in Differential Algebras, which goes back to the 1960s, takes place at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and has been for decades a leading research seminar in differential and difference algebra.

Interact 2019

It is important that physicists do outreach, public engagement and science communication about their research. However, apart from giving popular talks about physics it is no clear what else can be done.

On 4 September 2019, STFC, IOP, SEPnet, RSC, RAS, Ogden Trust and UCLAN are organizing an engagement symposium for the physical sciences.

The event will cover

  • Evaluation and impact and REF 2021: How to do effective evaluation and demonstrate impact, sharing case studies, what worked for REF and what didn’t. Looking forward to REF 2021
  • Reaching under-served audiences: Working with the right  partners, raising  your skills and working with STEM influencers to reach low science capital audiences
  • Schools outreach: How to work with young audiences  and inspire them
  • Sharing best and worst practice in a safe space : Understanding your audience, reflective practice and what constitutes high-quality public engagement

Craig McNeile from Plymouth is attending the event.

Dirac Day 2019

The researchers at Plymouth doing research into lattice QCD use high performance computing resources from Dirac (DIstributed Research utilizing Advanced Computing) in the UK.

Every year the community using Dirac gets together for one day to showcase results. This year the one day event is in Leicester. There are three people attending from Plymouth:

  • Vincent Drach — talk on his work on Beyond the Standard Model
  • Gaurav Sinha Ray — poster about computing the masses of heavy hybrid mesons
  • Craig McNeile poster on computing the disconnected contribution to the muon’s g-2

Talk at statistics conference in Belfast

This week Dr. Yinghui Wei is attending the RSS 2019 Annual Conference conference in Belfast.

The RSS International Conference has established itself as the only conference in the UK for anyone interested in statistics and data science.Every year, over 600 statisticians and data scientists gather from all sectors and from over 30 countries to share information and network, attracted by a varied programme of talks and workshops.

From the conference web site

The title of her talk is: Estimating the correlation between bivariate survival endpoints with semi-competing risks

The research is done in collaboration with Lexy Sorrell and Małgorzata Wojtyś from the University of Plymouth.

British Universities Summer School in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics.

It is a tradition for UK based graduate students researching in the area of theoretical particle physics to attend a summer school at the end of the first year. This year 49th British Universities Summer School in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics (BUSSTEPP) was held in Glasgow.

This year Gaurav Sinha Ray from Plymouth attended BUSSTEPP.

The following courses were presented over the two week period:

Advanced Topics in QFT Johannes Henn (MPI Munich)
Phenomenology : Fabio Maltoni (Louvain/Bologna)
Beyond The Standard Model : Matthew McCullough (CERN/Cambridge)
AdS/CFT : Marco Meineri (Lausanne)
Cosmology : Clare Burrage (Nottingham)
Experimental Particle Physics : Andreas Korn (UCL)
Lattice Field Theory : Biagio Lucini (Swansea)
String Phenomenology : Eran Palti (MPI Munich)
Gravitational Waves : Martin Hendry (Glasgow)
Outreach and Science in the Public: Kate Shaw (Sussex)

School of of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

There has been a rearrangement of some of the schools in the faculty. The school of engineering has now joined mathematics and computing to form the new School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

It is the home of our engineering disciplines, computing and mathematical sciences which together provide a vibrant inter-disciplinary and collaborative environment dedicated towards producing graduates with the necessary applied knowledge and skills to meet the demands of employers today and for tomorrow.

One of the many exciting developments resulting from the new school is the construction of a new Engineering and Design Facility on campus.
We envisage the new building will open in the summer of 2022.