Experts from the School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary, University of London, form part of the British fusion energy delegation visiting China to enhance collaboration on fusion energy decommissioning and waste disposal. The full report can be found on he website of the British Embassy in Beijing.
In cooperation with the Language and Learning Unit, we have set up a new in-session writing course designed for our PhD students. The course is aimed at developing academic writing skills. The course will include several paper- and thesis-writing sessions with the feedback to follow, and should assist students in their current and future writing of scientific papers, PhD theses, and other academic and professional contributions.
Dr Ben Still, research associate and particle physicist from the School of Physics and Astronomy has won the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) Early Career Communicators’ Award for a range of exciting and innovative projects to share his love of physics.
A nine-gigapixel zoomable image of 84 million stars has been created by an international team of astronomers using the UK-built VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. The image is so large that, if printed with the resolution of the average book, it would be nine metres long and seven metres tall.
WISE at QMUL Women in Science and Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London presents our first meeting of the term, Women in Leadership. Speakers will tackle issues they believe challenge women in leadership, and possible ways of overcoming these.
Dr David Berman will appear in a panel discussion as part of the opening of the "Inside Out" festival organised by the London Cultural exchange. The disuccsion will cover, Life the universe and everything. Other panelists include, Professor of Christianity and the Arts, Ben Quash; Prof. Simon Wessely (Head of Psychological medicine at Kings College) and Dr Shahidha Bari cofounder of "How to live", salon.
Results from the NSS show that the QM School of Physics and Astronomy has 97% student satisfaction - top in the Russell Group, top in London and second highest in the UK. More details on the College's rankings are available here.
BaBar recently unveiled two results that test the limits of the Standard Model of Particle Physics. Both of these were shown at the Flavor Physics and CP Violation (FPCP 2012) conference in China during May. The first of these was a measurement of B mesons decaying into a final state containing either a Dτν or a D*τν. Too many events were found, and the combination of these measurements is in tension with the Standard Model, the measured result is 3.4σ from what was expected, with a p value of 6.9×10-4.
The School of Physics and Astronomy (SPA) organised an afternoon event on the theme of "Physics across Disciplines" in May 2012. There were four talks, one from each of the research groups of the newly merged SPA. Further details can be found here.
Wednesday 9th May 2012 15.30-20.00
G O Jones Lecture Theatre
PASADENA, Calif. - Scientists working with images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have discovered strange half-mile-sized (kilometer-sized) objects punching through parts of Saturn's F ring, leaving glittering trails behind them.
The School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary, University of London, is pleased to announce the following new lecturers from 2012/13: Dr Brian Wecht (from Harvard), Dr Jon Hays (from Imperial College), and Dr Tim Clifton (from Oxford). Ms Susan Benedict also joins us from Maths as our new Teaching Administrator.
Queen Mary, University of London has been invited to become a member of the Russell Group of universities, with effect from August 2012. The invitation to join the Russell Group is an acknowledgment of Queen Mary’s quality and status as a top-class research-led institution. Queen Mary will join the Russell Group alongside fellow new members, the Universities of Durham, York and Exeter.
The LHC will increase the proton beam energy to 4 TeV per beam when it restarts operation in March. The mass range available to the Higgs particle is already narrowed to a window of just 16 GeV. The ATLAS and CMS experiments have seen hints that a Higgs might exist in the mass range 124-126 GeV. To discover, or to rule out the Standard Model Higgs altogether, requires one more year’s worth of data.
Following the successfull Launch of new School of Physics and Astronomy that took place on Tuesday 31st January 2012, we have been asked to make available the summary of talks to all those who could not find place in the packed lecture hall.
Dr. Eram Rizvi will be delivering a six-part course in particle physics at the Royal Institution in February. The evening lectures are aimed at those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of particle physics going beyond a single lecture. The course will examine the theoretical and experimental developments that led to the Standard Model.
The School of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to announce that the Leverhulme Trust has awarded Queen Mary, University of London over £158,000 for a research project conducted by Dr David Tsikaluri. The research project titled, Advanced model of solar radio bursts via plasma kinetic simulation, will run for three years.
The Astronomy Unit has a number of funded PhD studentships available for UK, EU and International applicants. The deadline for applications is 31st January 2012 (although later applications may also be considered). Students will join an active research centre involved in a broad range of activities from cosmology to solar system science.
The Particle Physics Research Centre has a number of funded PhD studentships available for UK, EU and International applicants. The deadline for applications is 31st January 2012. Students will join an active group involved in a broad range of activities including neutrino physics, LHC physics and R&D for future experiments.