Computer simulations of block copolymer composite materials

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
Javier Díaz, Marco Pinna, Ignacio Pagonabarraga, Andrei Zvelindovsky, “Computer simulations of block copolymer composite materials”, Polymer Preprints, Japan 70, No. 2 (2021) 1I19IL. Block copolymer (BCP) melts are excellent candidates to control the position and alignment of anisotropic nanoparticles (NPs), due to their ability to self-assemble into ordered…

Block copolymer phase transition – Javier Diaz

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
Today, Dr Javier Diaz (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland) gave a talk Block copolymer phase transition induced by nanoparticle anisotrophy at Polymer Physics Graduate Symposium. Javier got his PhD at our centre in Lincoln.

Call for new problems for the new edition of “Kourovka Notebook (Unsolved Problems in Group Theory)”

Originally posted on Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra:
Evgeny Khukhro (University of Lincoln) and Victor Mazurov (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk) announced the beginning of the preparation of the new 20th edition of the “Kourovka Notebook” , a collection of unsolved problems in Group Theory and related areas. Everybody is welcome to propose new problems…

Two Lincoln algebraists spoke at the “Totally Disconnected Locally Compact Groups via Group Actions” Online Workshop in Banff

Originally posted on Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra:
In the week of August 15–20, 2021, Simon Smith and Anitha Thillaisundaram gave talks as invited speakers at the “Totally Disconnected Locally Compact Groups via Group Actions” workshop, organised as an online event and hosted by the Banff International Research Station. Simon spoke on a local-to-global complement to…

Paper accepted by Journal of Algebra

Originally posted on Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra:
A paper by Sandro Mattarei, Claudio Scarbolo and Valentina Iusa (who received her PhD in 2019 from the University of Lincoln), bearing the title Graded Lie algebras of maximal class of type?p,?has been accepted for publication in Journal of Algebra. (See https://arxiv.org/abs/2011.08354 for a preprint version.)

IOP Satellite Meeting on Higher Education

Originally posted on Theory of Complex Matter:
On Wednesday August 18th 2021 Dr Matthew Booth and myself attended a short IOP Higher Education Group Meeting on “What is Meaningful Assessment in Physics?” which was a satellite meeting of the larger education conference ViCEPHEC21 . The meeting was very exciting, with discussions ranging from the role…

Anitha Thillaisundaram spoke at the conference on Rings and Polynomials, hosted in Graz

Originally posted on Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra:
In July 2021, Anitha Thillaisundaram gave an online talk at the hybrid conference on Rings and Polynomials in Graz, Austria. She spoke on maximal subgroups of branch groups, and their relation to a conjecture of Kaplansky on group rings.

Astro-Chat: Venus – Earth’s Evil Twin

Originally posted on Science views:
an astro-chat with Professor Don Kurtz Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK Friday, 30 July 2021 7:00-8:00 pm Live online Book a place Venus is the beautiful, bright “evening star” I can see now from South Africa. It is more difficult for those of you…

Festival of Learning activities for students

This month the summer festival of learning is organized by the University and the Student’s Union. See https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studentlife/summerfestival/. Also our school has organized various fun and interesting activities, online and face-to-face. Feel free to attend as many as possible. Physics outreach workshop by IOP 17 June 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 The session aims to Learn […]

June 2021 update for the “Kourovka Notebook (Unsolved Problems in Group Theory)”

Originally posted on Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra:
An?update for the current 19th edition?of “Kourovka Notebook (Unsolved Problems in Group Theory)” is? posted.? A few new solutions and new references appear, both for problems from the latest section and from the previous ones. (But of course many problems remain very much open:-).) Recall that?“Kourovka Notebook”?is…

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