Physics Film Night – 18/5/2022

IOP Lincoln Centre

Lincoln School of Maths & Physics and the University of Lincoln Maths and Physics Society are happy to invite you to the Physics Movie Night, the second one after the pandemic.

Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Film: Contact (1997)
Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey
IMDB: 7.5/10; Awards: 15 wins & 27 nominations
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Details: 2h 30min, PG
Where: The Swan, Lincoln 
Time:  Doors open 19:30

A fascinating film about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).

The night will start with a discussion and pizzas.

You are welcome to read  a short introduction to the Lincoln Astronomical Society given by Dave Castledine almost 6 years ago at the previous screening of this film.

Spaces are limited and the access is by the reservation through University of Lincoln Maths and Physics Society .

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Physics Film Night after the pandemic – 30/3/2022

IOP Lincoln Centre

On 30 March 2022 Lincoln School of Maths & Physics and the University of Lincoln Maths and Physics Society hosted the  Physics Movie Night, the first such event after the pandemic. It took place for most of its time in the Stephen Langton Building Lecture Theatre and finished for the last 10 minutes in our own INB3305 room in the Isaac Newton Building. The movie screened was Interstellar, which was the subject of discussion in our 3rd year Physics module “Physics of the Universe”. The night started at 6:30pm with a discussion and pizzas.

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Ogden Physicist of the Year 2021

On 20th September 2021 the University of Lincoln hosted the School Physicist of the Year event, which was sponsored by the Ogden Trust. The event was organized by Dave Spafford, a Senior Lecturer from the Science Foundation Year at the University of Lincoln. A lively programme with drinks, chats, certificates and photos included a public talk “Science: the art of making a stance about undecidable questions” by Dr Matthew Booth, a Senior Lecturer from the School of Mathematics and Physics. The event took place in our fantastic Isaac Newton lecture theatre, where 31 students of Year 10 and 12 from 16 Lincolnshire schools celebrated their achievements in Physics together with their families, teachers, university academics and the Ogden Trust representative.

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

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 look at some of the more unusual planets and systems found to date.

The recorded lecture can be found below.

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Asteroseismology: A New Keplerian Revolution

Lincoln Astrophysics Team



Professor Donald Kurtz

Jeremiah Horrocks Institute
University of Central Lancashire, UK

Thursday, 30 January, 2020

4pm-5pm, INB3305

In 1926 in the opening paragraph of his now-classic book, The Internal Constitution of the Stars, Sir Arthur Eddington lamented, “What appliance can pierce through the outer layers of a star and test the conditions within?” While he considered theory to be the proper answer to that question, there is now an observational answer: asteroseismology. We are in a time of a significant advance in our understanding of stellar astrophysics with data from the Kepler and TESS Space Missions. These have improved our ability to see pulsations and variability in stars by 100 to 1000 times compared with ground-based telescopes, allowing us to probe stars using asteroseismology. We are seeing as never before: heartbeat stars, the new tidally enhanced pulsators, novel eclipsing stars, spots, flares and magnetic cycles as in…

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Physics Image wins Images of Research Competition 2019

Maths & Physics News

On 10 June 2019 The University of Lincoln opened an exhibition of research images by staff and research students. As a part of the opening ceremony the winners were announced of Images of Research Competition 2019. Amongst the staff research images the panel awarded the prize to “Chaotic beats” by Dr Fabien Paillusson and our undergraduate physics student Michael Milburn, which research was conducted with the help of Dr Matt Booth. Read an extensive blog post on chaos by Fabien here.

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Flick Levett, BSc Physics graduate 2019

Flick Levett, graduated with BSc Physics from the University of Lincoln in 2019:

Throughout my three years, I had constant support from all the lecturers who went above and beyond to help me achieve more than I ever believed I could. It was great as well to get back into the sport I loved and hadn’t played in so long due to injury alongside my studies, as well as working part-time and even refereeing at Sincil Bank was an incredible experience. I will forever be grateful to Lincoln for shaping me into a better human, with a newfound confidence in my own ability.

Flick is working as an electronics engineer, BAe Applied Intelligence, Guildford.

Sorcha Hulme, MPhys Physics graduate 2019

Sorcha Hulme, graduated with MPhys Physics in 2019 from the University of Lincoln,  is currently a PhD student at the University of Liverpool:

I thoroughly enjoyed my studies with the University, namely due to the ever-patient staff and academics that were there every step of the way, no matter how small the problem.

I loved the fact that every student always feels heard and is held accountable; there is no chance for anyone to “fall through the gaps” or get left behind.

There’s a real sense of community within the department, and that is invaluable at what can be a rather daunting time of transition.

There is a real focus on developing each individual student, which is so important, and it really helped me to realise my potential within the academic world.