School Christmas lunch

On 6 of December 2017 our school had our already traditional Christmas lunch at Branston Hall, where we went for the second time. Our Guest of Honour this time was our public lecture speaker, Professor Don Kurtz.

LARA seminar by Callum Burrows

Originally posted on Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra:
The LARA seminar on the 5th of December was given by Callum Burrows. The title of his talk was “Properties of group actions and their relation to wreath products”. Abstract: We explore some of the basic properties of group actions, namely k-transitivity, k-homogeneity and k-primitivity along with examples…

Experiment in Grenoble

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
Elena Patyukova and Paul Topham from Aston University and Martin Greenall from the University of Lincoln have recently secured laboratory time at the ESRF X-ray facility in Grenoble.  The experiment, which will take place in March 2018, will test the predictions of their own mathematical model on the…

Physics seminar: Dr Stefano Leoni

Date: Tuesday 5th of December 2017, 14:00. Location: MB2304 (Minerva Building). ‘Advanced methods of molecular dynamics simulations’ by Dr Stefano Leoni, Cardiff University. Biography: Dr Stefano Leoni is a Reader in Computational Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University. His research focuses on structural and electronic phase transitions, chemical reactions, formation mechanisms, reactive intermediates, structure prediction and the rules behind […]

Anitha Thillaisundaram spoke at the University of St Andrews’ Pure Mathematics Colloquium

Originally posted on Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra:
On the 23rd of November 2017, Anitha Thillaisundaram spoke on branch groups at the Pure Mathematics Colloquium at the University of St Andrews. She began her talk with the Burnside problem, focussing on the Gupta-Sidki groups, before moving on to branch groups and their maximal subgroups, and…

Interview on Siren Radio

Originally posted on Dr Phil Sutton:
Today I visited Siren radio to talk my current interests and work as part of #itsoundslikespace produced by 2nd year media prod students. We talked a range of things from the Cassini spacecraft to what astrophysics students at Lincoln can get the opportunity to be involved with. It was great to…

External examiner of PhD examination in Vienna

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
Matt Watkins enjoying homemade Glühwein with (Dr) Yannick Wimmer after Yannick’s successful PhD defence. Yannick is in Tibor Grasser’s group at TU Wien. His thesis was entitled ‘Hydrogen Related Defects in Amorphous SiO2 and the Negative Bias Temperature Instability’ which explored how hydrogen related defects can lead to instabilities…

Simon Smith gave a seminar at the University of Newcastle

Originally posted on Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra:
Simon Smith gave at talk at the Algebra and Geometry Seminar at the University of Newcastle on Tuesday 21st November. His talk was on his recent research into the structure of infinite primitive permutation groups, and how this might be applied to study certain types of profinite…

IOP talk in Nottingham

Originally posted on Theory of Complex Matter:
On 14 November 2017  Fabien Paillusson gave a public talk “Does Mr Entropy need Pheonix Wright?” at Nottingham Physics Centre, which is hosted by the University of Nottingham and is a part of the Institute of Physics East Midlands Branch. That was the 3rd run of the talk,…

Flying visit to Osnabrück

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
Matt Watkins made a flying visit to the groups of Philipp Rahe and Michael Reichling at the Universität Osnabrück, Germany. Philipp has just been awarded a prestigious award from the Emmy Noether Programme to start his own research group. Note that the Christmas Market is already gearing up.

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