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Assistant Professorship in Experimental Particle Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Warwick seeks to make an academic appointment in the area of Experimental Neutrino Physics. In addition, we invite applications from outstanding particle physicists who already hold an externally-funded research fellowship in any other research area of interest to the Particle Physics Group.

Tue 09 January 2018, 17:00 | Tags: Feature News, Vacancies

Christmas lectures go off with a bang!

Setting crisps on fire, making spinach glow, and detonating hundreds of ping pong balls were just some of the experiments the children attending Warwick’s Christmas lectures were treated to this year.

Mind boggling optical illusions, giant glow sticks, drill-powered umbrellas, and hundreds of bubbles also featured in the interactive shows.

Ally Caldecote, who organised of the events said: “It was great to demonstrate some exciting live science to local children and their teachers, group leaders and families. We also really enjoyed meeting some young scientists and having them up on stage helping us with our experiments.

“We are always delighted at the enthusiasm for these events and this year we were able to take to the stage at Warwick Arts Centre’s biggest theatre and were thrilled to be sold out.”

Both shows in Warwick’s annual science extravaganza were performed to capacity audiences at the Butterworth Hall. More than 500 tickets at the two events were booked free of charge by local schools, youth groups, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and Guides.

Thu 07 December 2017, 11:28 | Tags: Feature News, Outreach, Public Engagement and Media

350,000 stellar systems to be mapped by Warwick astronomers

Warwick Astronomers have joined the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V), making Warwick the first UK institution to be formally part of the project. Within SDSS-V, Boris Gaensicke will lead a spectroscopic survey of all stars within 100pc of the Earth - encompassing 350,000 systems, many of which are likely to host planetary systems.

Fri 17 November 2017, 14:16 | Tags: Feature News, announcements

Gavin Bell selected as WIHEA Fellow for 2017-20

Dr Gavin Bell has become the first member of the Physics department to be selected as a fellow of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA).

A WIHEA Fellowship recognises and rewards outstanding achievements in learning and teaching and is an exceptional opportunity to engage with colleagues across the university, improve the student experience, make a genuine difference to Warwick and strengthen career development.

Fri 10 November 2017, 14:38 | Tags: Feature News, Staff and Department

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