On 15 of December 2017 the University of Lincoln Maths And Physics Student Society held its Christmas dinner. It was lots of food and nice talking!

## School Christmas Party

## Inaugural Professorial Lecture in Mathematics

Originally posted on Distinguished Maths & Physics Public Lectures:

Is algebra a spoilsport in mathematics? a public lecture by Professor Evgeny Khukhro University of Lincoln Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 6:00-7:20 pm Newton Lecture Theatre INB0114 in the Isaac Newton building, University of Lincoln Book a place Is it the role of algebra to be taking fun out…

## Lincoln Astronomical Society Lecture

Originally posted on Dr Phil Sutton:

On 5th December I visited Lincoln Astronomical Society and their observatory. I gave a talk titled “Fantastic worlds and where to find them”, where we discussed how some of the most recently discovered exoplanets were detected. We then looked at what some of these worlds might be like and…

## School Christmas lunch

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

Originally posted on Algebra in Lincoln:

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 ending with…

## 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 Computational Physics Group:

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 and…

## Physics Seminar: David Wilkinson

Originally posted on Study Physics:

There will be a physics seminar on Tuesday the 14th of November 2017, 14:00, in INB3305 (Isaac Newton Building): Forensic Physics by David Wilkinson, Midlands Regional Officer of the Institute of Physics.

## What Sir Mark Walport taught me during his visit to the University of Lincoln

Originally posted on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine:

I was privileged to witness Professor Sir Mark Walport opening today of the magnificent new Isaac Newton Building. This is the home of the Schools of Mathematics and Physics; Engineering; and Computer Science. Sir Mark gave the “Great Lives” lecture attended by over 400 students, industrialists, academics and…