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3rd Warwick Postdoctoral Science Symposium

PLT and MAS | 26th March 2020

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Symposium programme

Apologies, but due to Covid, the 2020 Symposium has been cancelled.
Registration for WPSS2020 is now closed!

Thank you for your submission and we will contact you soon.
Are you a postdoc and would like to participate in, but not presenting this time? Or are you a PhD or PI? Click below! *The deadline is 12th March 2020*
General registration is now closed!

Keynote address

We are delighted that Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will be delivering the keynote address at WPSS2020. Professor Bell Burnell is an internationally-recognised astrophysicist based at the University of Oxford. The title will be announced soon!
Evening reception
Thanks to the generous support of the Faculty of Science, there will be a free pizza and wine reception held at the end of the symposium.

What is the Warwick Postdoctoral Science Symposium (WPSS2020)?

Following on from the inaugural event in 2018, the symposium is a free one-day event designed to bring postdoctoral researchers together from across the Faculty of Science at Warwick to share their research and develop cross-departmental networks.

The day consists of contributed talks, poster sessions and networking time over coffee, lunch and an evening pizza and wine reception.

There will also be a keynote address.

Who is it for?

All postdocs and postdoctoral-level researchers in the Science Faculty or Medical School at the University of Warwick. The Science Faculty consists of the following departments: Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Statistics and WMG (see here for more information).

When and where will it be held?

WPSS2020 will be held in on Thursday 26th March 08.30-19.00. The programme for the day can be found here. The talks will take place in PLT which is on the continuation of the Science Concourse towards Physics on the same level as the Library bridge. Lunch and the poster session will take place in the Science Concourse. For directions, search for PLT on the interactive map.

Is there a registration fee?

No, attending the symposium is free of charge (including lunch, refreshments and the evening reception), thanks to the support of the Faculty of Science and our sponsors.

How can I present my work?

  • We invite the submission of abstracts (max 2000 characters) for contributed talks (15 minutes), flash talks (5 minutes, one slide) or a poster (maximum size A0, portrait orientation).
  • Due to the limited number of time slots available, contributed and flash talks will be selected by organising committee after online abstract submission has closed.
  • There will be prizes awarded for the best flash talk and poster, judged on the day.
  • Please remember that WPSS2020 will be attended by scientists from a range of departments, and your audience might include psychologists, chemists, engineers, biologists... Therefore you should aim to present your work at a level understandable to a general scientific audience.
  • The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28th February 2020.

Why should I attend?

WPSS2020 is an opportunity to meet other postdoctoral researchers working across the range of science departments at Warwick. As well as scientific talks and the keynote, there will be the opportunity to meet representatives of support services based at Warwick to find out more about the help available to early career researchers. For this year, we are going to have workshops on the CV preparation and Outreach and Public engagement as well!!

How do I register?

The deadlines for submitting abstracts and registration are now open and will close on the 28th February 2020.

Postdocs still interested in attending the symposium but missed the deadlines are encouraged to contact the organizers at the address below.

I have more questions!

Please email wpssiii at livewarwickac dot onmicrosoft dot com

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WPSS2020 is generously supported by the University of Warwick's Faculty of Science, Quantum Design and Shimadzu UK. The Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry also support this symposium.