The school of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics has very strong links with teachers of mathematics in Cornwall and Devon. Now that we have a Mathematics with Theoretical Physics degree, we making connections with Physics teachers in the area of Plymouth.
On the 2nd july, the IOP is organizing a development day for Physics teachers in the South West. Dr. Craig McNeile is attending the event to represent the South West branch of the IOP and the University of Plymouth.
The Guardian newspaper produces a league table of Universities, broken down into departments, specifically designed for students. This is how the Guardian describes their listings:
It ranks universities on all the factors that are most important to young people: how much they will benefit from the teaching, whether current students like the university and the subject, and what their chances are of getting a good job. It does not include research scores, because these are of limited relevance to students.
Professor Mattias Marklund (Gothenburg) and his postdoc Tom Blackburn are visiting the theoretical physics group for a few days. They are collaborating on a research project with Anton Ilderton with Ben King.
This week Dr. Jenny Sharp is organizing a mathematics workshop for year 6 students (10 – 11 year olds.) Visiting school children go to lectures and do workshops in: using graphics calculators, the mathematics of magic squares and a carousel of puzzles.
Many of the workshops are run by students on our Mathematics with Education degree. This gives our students valuable experience with teaching mathematics to children.
More details about other outreach activities can be found here.
As a normal in an institution with a reputation for International research, the CMS usually has a number of long term visiting researchers, who collaborate with staff members.
For example, currently Dr. Murilo Rodolfo Cândido is visiting the school for 11 months as the exchange part of his post-doctoral position in Brazil. His research area is dynamical systems (averaging/bifurcation theory). Details of his research is on orchid.