The School of Mathematics and Physics is seeking an exceptional doctoral candidate in Computational Physics or Applied Mathematics for a fully-paid for PhD Studentship. The successful candidate will join the dynamic and rapidly growing Computational Physics Group and will work on computer modelling of collective dynamics in active matter, such as large systems of self-propelling… Read More ›
This year again the snow is just on our blog, and if you read it on a PC you can enjoy a nice snowfall across the screen 🙂. However the Lincoln Christmas market is real and glorious as a year ago. Visit Lincoln and see it for yourself. However, you need to be fast as… Read More ›
After a busy University Open Day staff and PhD students together with their families spent an afternoon at house warming party at Marco’s and Manuela’s new home.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many… Read More ›
Today Andrei delivered Mathematics Christmas Lecture 2014 “Amazing flocking of birds: is it biology or mathematics?“ The talk examined how and why such occurrences – which can also include the movements of human crowds and groups of bacteria – take place. Researchers in the field say that this so-called active matter form movements which make… Read More ›
Snow, as usual, is just on our blog, and if you read it on a PC you can enjoy a nice snowfall across the screen :). But frost is indeed upon Lincoln, as the Christmas market is there. It is said to be the largest one in UK. At first, I did not believe in that…. Read More ›
Marco Pinna’s image from the December 2013 Soft Matter World Calendar appeared as the Image of the day for 31 January 2014 on IOP’s Physics World Facebook page.
Due to the winds from the Atlantic we don’t have yet snow in Preston, but rather lots of rain almost every day. 🙂 However, if you read our blog, you can enjoy nice snow falling across your computer screen ! Computational Physics Group wishes all of you a merry Christmas and a very happy new… Read More ›
Former lecturers of the university of Cagliari in Italy created a wonderful collection of Physics experimental equipment called Museo di Fisica di Sardegna. The collection has many exhibits which one play with in own physical experiments. Marco and Andrei visited this museum as a part of their visit to the university.
UCLan reports on the new US Soft Matter calendar. Download yourself a free copy, and enjoy our image in December 2013 ! UCLAN PHYSICIST WINS AN INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION A physicist from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has won an international art competition. Dr Marco Pinna won the first “Where Soft Matter Science Meets… Read More ›
Molecular Gastronomy is a subfield of Physics and Physical Chemistry of food. Tonight a part of our group participated in an extensive scientific discussion if Molecular Gastronomy can distinguish French and Italian cuisines. The results of the discussion were not conclusive and in a true spirit of the British science it was decided that a… Read More ›
“At least one” is a mathematical term meaning one or more. It is commonly used in situations where existence can be established but it is not known how to determine the total number of solutions. One of the three jokes known to Christopher, the protagonist in the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, concerns… Read More ›
Internal search algorithms of mighty Google created an incredible 1st April-like text from our blog http://studyphys.wordpress.com. Do not forget to send it to all your students, who have a rare chance to enter such a fascinating study ! 🙂
Dear friends, colleagues, readers, New year, 2013, just started ! I wish it to be a happy and prosperous year for you ! You hopefully watched lots of fireworks at your places. I share with you a simple one seen from a window at my home city of Odessa:
Due to tropical winds we don’t have yet snow in Preston, but rather lots of rain almost every day. 🙂 However, if you read our blog, you can enjoy nice snow falling across your computer screen ! Here our card with a snow man from Penwortham especially for you:
Today our new PhD students from Pakistan organised a home style dinner for our group and some friends in their house in Preston. As they just moved in, that was a combination of a house-warming party and end of the year meal full of traditional dishes served in a traditional way. In spite of cold… Read More ›
Dutch traditions have strong roots in our group. First of them is a hard work. On 5th December our former student Christine Stokes visited us with a program of a small mini(nano 🙂 ) symposium of 2 talks, followed by lots of science discussion in our group. The second tradition is doing “gezellig” things. In… Read More ›