Astro-Chat: Supermoon

Originally posted on Science views:
Image: Sky News by Charlotte Bateman, 27 April 2021 23:12, UK an astro-chat with Professor Don Kurtz Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK Friday, 14 May 2021, 7:00-7:30 pm Live online Book a place This is our inaugural new public event: an Astro-Chat about recent…

Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them by Phil Sutton: Lincoln Maths & Physics Week 2021

Originally posted on Lincoln Astrophysics Team:
As part of British Science Week the School of Mathematics and Physics ran a series of public lectures relating to the research done within the school. Phil Sutton gave a talk that introduces how we discover planets orbiting other stars, known as exoplanets. The finished by taking a brief…

Don Kurtz – Visiting Professor of Astrophysics

Don Kurtz has been appointed a Visiting Professor of Astrophysics in our school till August 2023. Don was born in San Diego, California, to an American father and Canadian mother. He obtained a BA in astronomy from San Diego State University in 1970, and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. He […]

Margaret-Ann and Hannah attended CUWIP (Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics) 25th-27th March 2021.

Originally posted on Study Physics in Lincoln:
Margaret-Ann K Withington contribution: CUWiP 2021 like many things this year, was held online instead of in person. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the spread of events. Day One: We began the day with a orientation on the motivating factors on why the conference…

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Statistical Mechanics

Originally posted on Centre for Computational Physics:
This is full time, fixed term post of 1 FTE for 36 months from start dateClosing Date: ??Saturday 08 May 2021Interview Date: ??Friday 28 May 2021Reference: ?COS823 The Centre for Computational Physics at the University of Lincoln is a newly founded research excellence centre focused on the development…

5th Annual Robert Grosseteste Lecture in Astrophysics

Originally posted on Distinguished Maths & Physics Public Lectures:
*Image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope The stars are ours! a public lecture by Professor Don Kurtz Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 7:00-8:20 pm live Online Book a place “What good is astronomy?” Through colourful historical…

Forthcoming conference on group theory

Originally posted on Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra:
Evgeny Khukhro is one of the main speakers at the forthcoming international conference “Ischia Group Theory 2020/2021”, which will now take place online on 25-26 March 2021 (originally planned to be held in Ischia (Italy), from 30th of March to 4th of April, 2020, but postponed due…

Is hypothesis testing logically fallacious?

Originally posted on The Oblivious Physicist:
In a paper just published in Philosophies Dr Matthew Booth and myself discuss in what sense traditional (i.e. frequentist) hypothesis testing leads to fallacious conclusions. By identifying the logical skeleton of the argument as an instance of Modus Tollens (e.g. “If it is raining, John takes his umbrella. John…

Virtual Talk at Cleethorpes and District Astronomical Society

Originally posted on Dr Phil Sutton:
On 7th October I gave my first virtual talk over zoom Cleethorpes & District Astronomical Society I talked about some of the personal favourite discoveries made by the Cassini spacecraft during it 13 year mission orbiting Saturn. We looked at some of the most unusual finds like the large…

Dr Phil Sutton Gives Seminar at Jeremiah Horrocks Institute

Originally posted on Lincoln Astrophysics Team:
On 21st October Dr Phil Sutton gave a seminar at the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute at Uclan about his work with planetary rings, exoplanets and exomoons. Image credit: NASA / JPL Title: The Importance of Planetary Rings as Astrophysical Laboratories Abstract: The Solar System hosts one of the best natural…

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