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.
The 2015 meeting of the UK magnetism community closes today after two days of parallel sessions as well as posters on all things magnetism. Highlights include a plenary session by Professor Stuart Parkin and the Wohlfarth lecture given by Professor Laura Heyderman. Each sessions also enjoyed an invited talk including the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Professor Russel Cowburn. The wide range of talks from theoretical and experimental groups is an excellent showcase of the magnetism community in the UK. As well as learning new physics the event also involves a great dinner and a great chance to network. My talk on ultrafast thermally induced magnetisation switching can be found here.