Drs Tom Heinzl and Ben King are just back from speaking at the twenty fifth annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS’16) in Yerevan, Armenia: http://www.lasphys.com/workshops/lasphys16/program-symposium Their talks were on “Depletion of Strong Fields” and “Beyond Volkov: Solving the Second-Order Klein-Gordon Equation”
During the summer many of the research groups in the CMS have external visitors, who collaborate on research projects. This summer Andrea Baldino is visiting Dr. Julian Stander and other members of the statistics research group. Last year Andrea Baldino visited CMS funded by the Erasmus Plus Traineeship scheme.
The EU referendum about whether the UK should stay in or leave the EU is this coming Thursday. The polls are close and everyone is trying to guess what the decision of the electorate will be. A team of researchers in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at Plymouth University has updated their analysis of facebook data about the EU Referendum.
Julian Stander, Luciana Dalla Valle and John Eales are members of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Plymouth University, where Andrea Baldino worked in 2015 supported by the Erasmus+Traineeships Programme. Julian Stander is associate professor (reader) in mathematics and statistics, Luciana Dalla Valle is lecturer in statistics and John Eales is associate head for teaching and learning in the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics. Mario Cortina Borja is chairman of the Significance editorial board, and professor of biostatistics in the Population, Policy and Practice Programme, UCL Institute of Child Health.
Plymouth University has recently reviewed its governance and decided
to enhance the role of the ‘academic voice.’ As part of this process a
body called the Academic Board was updated to form a Senate for the
University. Elections were recently held and we are pleased to announce
that Dr Colin Christopher , from the Centre of Mathematical Sciences,
was elected to serve in the newly formed Senate to represent the
Faculty of Science and Engineering.
The center of the world for particle physics is CERN between Geneva and France, because that is where the beams of the highest man-made particles are collided together to look for a new fundamental theory of physics, known as Beyond the Standard Model.
Daniel Robertz has been awarded an LMS Undergraduate Research Bursary to fund an eight week long research project pursued by Edward Kitcher (a student who has just completed his second year) over the summer. Edward will study symmetries of differential equations and will perform computational experiments using the computer algebra system Maple to find exact solutions of certain systems of partial differential equations.