Monday and Tuesday this week saw the 2018 UK Magnetism meeting organised by the IOP. It was great to see many familiar faces and some excellent talks and posters. There was a plenary talk given by Albert Fert and the Wohlfarth lecture given by my former supervisor, Prof Gino Hrkac. There was also the AGM for the IOP Magnetism group and I am very happy to have been elected as an ordinary member of the group, thanks to all who voted for me, I look forward to getting more involved in the IOP. I am looking forward to the next magnetism conference!
Today saw the final day and close of the 2017 MERI symposium at Sheffield Hallam. The two day event saw a range of talks from academic staff (current and former) and PhD students, as well as posters from PhD students and undergraduates. Here is Professor Wayne Cranton, Assistant Dean of Research, presenting the prizes for best postgraduate talk and poster, as well as the best undergraduate poster. See more photos on the MERI Twitter page (https://twitter.com/MERI_shu).
Monday and Tuesday this week saw the annual CCP9 Young Researchers Meeting followed by the biannual CCP9 Community Meeting hosted at Clare College, Cambridge. The events were organised by Yvette Hancock (York), Leon Petit (STFC) and Mike Payne (Cambridge). Newly appointed academics Nick Bristowe (Kent), Andrew Logsdail (Cardiff) and myself gave talks at both events on methodology, research and future plans. CCP9 is an EPSRC/STFC funded Collaborative Computational Project on electronic structure codes with funded support for code development hosted at STFC’s Daresbury laboratory.