Planets, stars, and music of glass

Originally posted on Study Physics in Lincoln:
Today the University of Lincoln hosted the Lincoln Get Hold of Technology & Science (LiGHTS) festival. Our school presented two exciting activities. Our own astrophysicists, Dr Phil Sutton, told to old and young about recent news from the world of planets and stars. The most young listeners asked…

Our school’s first Master by Research in Lincoln!

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
Today, Fiona Bissett successfully passed her viva (subject to minor corrections) for the degree of Master of Science by Research with the thesis “Computational study of the self-assembly of hypoxanthine in the gas-phase and on the Au(111) surface” written under the supervision of Dr Manuela Mura. Fiona is…

Visit by Jack Button

Originally posted on Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra:
Dr Jack Button (Cambridge) visited the School of Mathematics and Physics on the 27th of September 2017. He gave a talk “Finitely generated linear groups — basic concepts and some examples” at the Algebra research seminar.

Undergraduate physics research is on the rise

Originally posted on Study Physics in Lincoln:
Today our undergraduate Physics students presented their summer research results at the University’s UROS poster conference (UROS is Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme). Physics team was one of the largest in the university while we are the smallest school so far: 3 posters were on Experimental Physics and 3…

Physical Aspects of Polymer Science in Swansea

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
PhD Student Javier Díaz visited Swansea to attend the Physical Aspects of Polymer Science conference, organised by the Institute of Physics, which took place from the 13th ?to 15th of September in Swansea, Wales. Scientists from all around the world spoke about a large range of subjects involving…

I’m A Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here

Originally posted on Dr Phil Sutton:
From 18th September I will be taking part of “I’m A Scientist, Get Me Of Here” for a few months. I took part in the space exploration zone in March 2017, which was great fun to interact with so many schools and students. Space Exploration Zone “A free online…

Final Image From Cassini

Originally posted on Dr Phil Sutton:
Earlier today the Cassini spacecraft entered the atmosphere of Saturn after sending back its last ever image. It has been a successful 13 years in orbit revealing many features in the rings and new moons that we currently are not able to explain. Cassini will leave behind a legacy…

Superhero in Lincoln

On 7th September 2017 Professor James Kakalios opened a new lecture series, Great Lives, with a fascinating talk on the physics of superheros. Earlier during the day James received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Lincoln. The lecture was followed by signing the book The Physics of Superheroes by the author.

Superhero professor, James Kakalios, gets an honorary degree

On 7th of September 2017 Professor James Kakalios was awarded an Honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Lincoln for his achievements in advancement and communication of physics. Watch the graduation ceremony (rewind forward to 48.5 minutes): Oration text (by Andrei Zvelindovsky): Chancellor, Pro Chancellor, DVC, honoured guests, graduates, I am pleased […]

Astrophysicist brings findings from far-away planets to Lincoln

by Laura Jones – PR Officer As one of the most scientifically rich voyages ever undertaken in our solar system reaches its dramatic conclusion, an astrophysicist who examines data from NASA’s pioneering Cassini mission joins the University of Lincoln, UK, to establish an exciting new specialism in space, planets and moon formation. Dr Phil Sutton’s work focusses […]

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