Hannah Thurlbeck, BSc Physics graduate 2018

Hannah Thurlbeck, graduated with BSc Physics from the University of Lincoln in 2018:

The School has created unique modules designed to introduce students to a wide range of Physics careers. It is because of these modules that I found my job!

Hannah is on the NHS Scientist Training Programme, completing an MSc at Newcastle University in Clinical Science with a specialism in imaging with ionising radiation.

Science bites – After hours night at the manor

On Wednesday 26th September Andrei Zvelindovsky gave a short talk titled “Newton’s mathematics revolution and modern physics” at the Gravity Fields Festival, the home place of Isaac Newton (Woolsthorpe Manor).

Andrei showed how calculus is used to explain beautiful and enigmatic patterns in one of newest fields of physics – nano-physics. Newton is mostly remembered for his gravity law, his 3 laws of mechanics and proving that the while light consists of all colours of rainbow. However, he also invented the whole new branch of maths – Calculus. It happened, that all our modern physics can be described by this maths.

Andrei speaks in Woolsthorpe Manor Marquee

There was also a short talk by Dr. Phil Sutton titled “Gravity in Saturn’s Rings.

IOP Public lecture in Lancaster

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 of entropy and sparked interesting and challenging questions from the public.

After the lecture, Fabien went with some members of the local IOP team (cf. photo below) to shelter themselves from the rain at Marco’s and have some lovely food.

A very enjoyable experience for Fabien’s first time in Lancashire!

Lancaster2018 Fabien (right) with two members of the Lancashire and Cambria branch of IOP: Hannah Renshaw (middle) and Shaun Dempsey (left).

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Historical First Astronomy Observation At University Of Lincoln

Lincoln Astrophysics Team

On the evening of 15th February Students studying physics at the University of Lincoln carried out their first observations of the night sky. This was the historical first practical astronomy session with the aim of expanding our practical element for you physics students. On the roof of the Isaac Newton Building students used a 8 inch (203mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain reflecting and 4.75inch (120mm) refracting telescope to view various interesting astronomical objects. Even in the centre of Lincoln we were able to clearly observe Orion’s nebula. A deep sky object which is a cloud of gas and dust illuminated by nearby young hot blue stars that have recently formed.

The plan is to loan out some of our telescopes to allow students to make their own observations in their own time.


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Studying The Stars To Understand The Universe

Lincoln Astrophysics Team

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 the position and brightness of 1,692,919,135 stars

The Gaia mission is a space-based observational survey of over 1 billion stars in our local neighbourhood, the Milky Way (pictured above).

It will measure the precise position of stars using a technique known as astrometry.

This will give a detailed three-dimensional map of the Milky Way and is complemented by spectroscopic measurements of the same stars.

Here, along with the precise position of stars in the Milky Way, the Doppler effect is used to find relative velocities of stars by a shift in wavelength of their observed light.

The result is a…

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Thrilling Visit to the Cambridge Graphene Centre by Final Year Physics Students

Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine

On Wednesday 7th March 2018, our final year Physics students were kindly hosted by the world leading Cambridge Graphene Centre at the University of Cambridge. They got learn about ground breaking research taking place along with emerging applications of the this noble prize winning one dimensional material. The visit follows the lecture given by Dr Yarjan Samad (Cambridge Graphene Centre) at the University of Lincoln to our physic students on synthesis and application of graphene for gas sensing applications.CGC 1

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School of Mathematics & Physics celebrates International Women’s Day 2018

Maths & Physics News

Today is International Women’s Day. In celebration of this yearly event, we met with some of our female students to find out the projects they’re undertaking as part of their studies at the School of Mathematics & Physics, University of Lincoln UK.

After being recognised for its commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine), the University of Lincoln achieved a Bronze Award in 2014 as part of the Athena SWAN Charter.

In addition, the women in science, engineering and technology group (WiSE@Lincoln) was set up at the University in 2012 to coordinate and deliver sustained support, guidance, training and inspiration for the Lincoln women in science, engineering and technology. The WiSE group is overseen by the Eleanor Glanville Centre, an interdisciplinary centre for inclusion, diversity and equality at the University of Lincoln.

Find out what some of our female Mathematics & Physics students are involved in:

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Fiona’s graduation

Centre for Computational Physics

On 24th of January 2018 Fiona Bissett had her graduation ceremony in Lincoln Cathedral. Fiona is our second graduate in the history of the school, and the first Master by Research. Her Master of Science by Research thesis “Computational study of the self-assembly of hypoxanthine in the gas-phase and on the Au(111) surface” was written under the supervision of Dr Manuela Mura. Fiona’s research was supported by the University of Lincoln’s Back to Science Fellowship.

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