Congratulations to our final year undergraduate student Josh Gray winning a prestigious two years NIHR pre-doctoral fellowship, with primary academic supervisor Dr Yinghui Wei and clinical supervisors from the South West Transplant Centre
Vincent Drach has been awarded the SSTAR award for the Best Project Supervisor at the University of Plymouth. David McMullan was nominated for the best project supervisor.
Matthew Craven was nominated for the Best Programme Manager (which he won last year).
There is more information about the SSTAR awards here.
The school is advertising a number of PhD positions.
Below are a list of projects with staff involved from mathematics
How can clustering techniques from pure mathematics or statistics
provide enhanced understanding of Long COVID and identify patients at
Methodological challenges in dealing with missing data when carrying
out research using electronic health records at University of Plymouth
Higher-order spectra and nonlinear dispersion from the Zakharov equation
Heat transfer in ocean environments
Real-time hybrid testing for physical modelling of new high capacity
floating offshore wind turbines
Dr Drach is the PI of this project in collaboration with Swansea University that has just been awarded 43 Million core-hours by the DIRAC consortium (a consortium funded by the STFC). The computing time will allow them to run on two national supercomputing services from April 2022 to March 2023. The project, entitled “Composite Higgs Phenomenology at the LHC”, aims at investigating extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics that feature a Composite Higgs boson using HPC-based simulations.
Stephanie Riley, a PhD student in CMS, has been awarded a LMS travel grant of £500 to contribute towards her travel costs to attend the conference, Royal Statistical Society International Conference 2022, in Aberdeen.
The following PhD position has just been advertised. Real-time hybrid testing for physical modelling of new high capacity floating offshore wind turbines – University of Plymouth
Craig McNeile is part of the supervision team.
Emily Prestige, Julian Stander, and Yinghui Wei have recently published a paper in Significance. The title of the paper is: Covid lockdowns in the UK: Estimating their effects on transmission.
Emily Prestige has just graduated from the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics. The paper is based on her final year project.
We are happy to announce that Dr. Luciana Dalla Valle has been nominated as an inspirational woman.
The DIRAC consortium which provides distributed High Performance Computing (HPC) services to the STFC theory community( https://dirac.ac.uk/ ) granted a team lead by Dr. Vincent Drach 12.5 million core-hours on the Leicester supercomputer (DIaL3 – https://dial3-docs.dirac.ac.uk).
In 2012, the Higgs boson, the missing piece of The Standard Model of Particle Physics, that describes the interactions of all known fundamental particles, was discovered by the CERN experiments at the Large Hadrons Collider (LHC) in Switzerland.While the discovery is a milestone in our understanding of the fundamental laws of Nature, a number of experimental and theoretical issues prove that the model is not complete. Theoretical physicists develop models that solve these puzzles and are then tested by experiments.One interesting possibility that would solve a number of these issues is that the Higgs boson is actually not a fundamental particle but built out of some new particles bounded by a new interaction. The mechanism is borrowed from a well known composite particle : the proton, which turns out to be made of more fundamental particles called quarks bounded by one of the three interactions described by the Standard Model of Particle Physics: the strong interaction.
The project entitled : Composite Higgs Phenomenology at the LHC, aims at calculating the properties of the Higgs boson in a composite Higgs scenario and exhibit experimental signatures of these models at the LHC.