The RSS South West Local group held a mini-symposium in medical statistics today at the University of Plymouth.
The first speaker, Dr Gavin Koh, a tropical medicine physician and Global Health Clinical Development Director at GSK, offered an interactive seminar on discussing practical issues in medical statistics when designing a clinical trial.
The second speaker was Samuel Mahoney, a former student of BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Plymouth and is now a SAS programmer at Covance. Samuel talked about his enthusiasm about medical statistics and his recent paper on the association between dietary intake and BMI in early years.
This event was organized by Dr. Yinghui Wei, the secretary of the local group.
Workshop ‘ Interdisciplinary approach to QCD-like composite dark matter’, ECT*, Trento, Italy
Quote from the website : “ Understanding the nature of Dark Matter (DM) is one of the key scientific questions in Particle Physics. Among the different scenarios for DM, one that is particularly interesting and relatively unexplored is the conjecture that DM particles are composite states of a new strongly coupled gauge sector like QCD. This origin could explain the stability of DM, the stringent constraints on its interactions with nuclei, and galactic structure anomalies potentially related to large DM self-interactions. In addition, composite DM candidates appear naturally in models of new physics motivated by the gauge hierarchy problem. A successful understanding of this paradigm requires insight from nuclear physics, strongly coupled quantum field theory, model building, cosmology and astrophysics.
The goal of this workshop is to promote progress in composite DM research through an interdisciplinary approach that brings together experts from these different fields to exchange knowledge and plan future joint efforts.”
Three physicists whose work has inspired research currently taking place at the University of Plymouth have been awarded the Nobel prize in Physics. See here to learn more.
Malgorzata Wojtys attended the RSS (Royal Statistical Society) 2018 Conference held on 03/09/2018 to 06/09/2018 at Cardiff City Hall.
Dr. Wojtys presented the poster “Copula Based GAMLSS with Non-Random Sample Selection”.
From their web page, the conference is described as:
The RSS International Conference has established itself as the only conference in the UK for anyone interested in statistics and data science.Every year, nearly 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.
Dr Yinghui Wei and her PhD student Lexy Sorrell gave a talk at the South West Transplant Centre Annual Transplant Day on 25th September 2018.
The title of their talk was
“Survival analysis of patients following kidney transplantation”.
Dr Ben King and Dr Anton Ilderton, from the Centre of Mathematical Sciences , are embarking on a £450,000 project to investigate fundamental quantum physics using intense lasers. See the press release for further information.
Dr. Ben King and Dr. Anton Ilderton have been awarded an EPSRC Standard Grant worth 450,000.
The title of their project is:
Quantum phenomena in high-intensity laser-matter interactions.