Studying The Stars To Understand The Universe

Originally posted on Astrophysics Group :
EXPERT COMMENT: How we’re using the largest ever recorded set of galactic data to study the stars Astrophysicist Dr Phil Sutton explains the possibilities opened up by new data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite. The Gaia satellite. After 22 months of observations, the second release of data contains…

Talk at Nottingham Astronomical Society

Originally posted on Dr Phil Sutton:
On 5th July I attend the meeting of Nottingham Astronomical Society to give a talk. I recalled some of the most exciting (in my opinion) discoveries made by the Cassini spacecraft over its 13 years in orbit around the most spectacular ringed planet in the Solar System.

More polarons

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
“First-Principles Modeling of Polaron Formation in TiO2 Polymorphs” was just published in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. A very fruitful collaboration with Keith McKenna’s group at the University of York.

CP2K summer school 2018

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
Back from helping Iain Bethune run the CP2K summer school in at the national lab in  Daresbury. Also big help from Sanliang Ling and David Benoit. Over the summer solstice we could have seen the sun come up at dipolehenge made from bits of old synchrotron The school…

IOP Public lecture in Lancaster

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
On Wednesday June 13th 2018 Dr. Fabien Paillusson gave a public lecture entitled “Does Mr Entropy need Phoenix Wright?” at the university of Lancaster. The event was organised by the Lancashire and Cambria branch of the Institute of Physics (IOP). The lecture aimed at discussing two competing interpretations…

British Spanish Society Award

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
PhD student Javier Díaz received the 2018 British Spanish Society Scholarship aimed at postgraduate students linking Spanish and British research. Plastic Energy sponsored one of the eight awards which will allow Javier  to extend his PhD with a stay in Barcelona to collaborate with Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga, working…

Algebra seminar by Sam Morley

Originally posted on Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra:
On Wednesday the 23rd of May 2018, Sam Morley (Nottingham Trent University) will be visiting the University of Lincoln and giving a seminar on “Extensions of uniform algebras” at 3pm in INB 3305. His abstract is as follows: “Algebraic extensions of uniform algebras, and more general commutative…

Astrobiology news: A link between terrestrial extinctions and the Milkyway galaxy?

Originally posted on Astrophysics Group :
A new paper has been published by Dr Michael Gillman (University of Lincoln, School of Life Sciences), Dr Hilary Erenler (University of Northampton, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology) and Dr Phil Sutton (University of Lincoln, School of Mathematics and Physics) in the International Journal of Astrobiology.  The paper “Mapping the location…

Physics of snooker on BBC radio 4

Originally posted on Dr Phil Sutton:
Today I will be on the BBC radio 4 programme Inside Science  at 16:30, repeated also at 21:00.  We briefly discuss some aspects of the physics involved in snooker from simple newtonian mechanics to non-trivial differential equations that can only be solved by computer simulations. No matter how much we…

Inaugural physics cafe at The Kings School Grantham

Originally posted on Dr Phil Sutton:
Today I visited The Kings School in Grantham to talk about my current and future research interests with students. This was the first of their physics cafes where lecturers are invited to talk to the students in an informal setting and current topics in physics. I briefly talk about…

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