This NExT PhD Workshop is the third of a series of Workshops for Graduate students. It is open to NExT Institute staff, PDRAs and students, as well as external participants. It aims to bring people together to present, share and generate new ideas. The topic of this Graduate Workshop is "At the frontier of our knowledge". This will be the topic of the lectures during the first two days of the workshop.
The PPRC will hold a half day meeting in the afternoon of Wednesday 20th March 2013 to celebrate Peter Kalmus' 80th Birthday. The format of the meeting will be a series of talks by Peter's colleagues over the years, followed by a reception and dinner. The talks will take place in the G.O.Jones (Physics) Lecture Theatre.
On Wednesday 27 February, ten PhD students from QM competed in the annual Junk the Jargon competition. Junk the Jargon challenges participants to communicate their research topic in an engaging and fun way to a broad audience - in just three minutes.
The School of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to announced that it has been awarded Juno Practitioner status by the Institute of Physics. The aim of Juno is to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.
CERN researchers working on the LHC have announced that they have discovered a particle where they would expect to find a Higgs boson. The announcement is a step forward for modern physics and Queen Mary has contributed technical expertise, engineering experience and computing resources to this work. The announcement however is not a categorical declaration of the Higgs existence or how it fits into the larger picture.