Two UCD School of Physics students, Ms. Denise Valente dos Santos and Mr. Benjamin Lochocki, from the Advanced Optical Imaging Group led by Dr. Brian Vohnsen excelled at the recent Visual and Physiological Optics meeting in Wroclaw, Poland. Ms. Valente won the best student poster award and Mr. Lochocki the best student oral presentation award; both sponsored by the Optical Society of America. The meeting took place over 3 days and was attended by more than 130 international participants.
UCD School of Physics recently held its annual Summer Internship Poster Competition. The Internship program is run every year in the School and this year sixteen students worked on projects over the summer. The topics ranged from simulations of protein behavior and nanotubes, spectroscopy, simulation and modeling atomic structure and plasmas, investigating the astrophysics of X-ray sources, teaching enhancements for the both the laboratory and an astrophysics module, and cataloging the School Library. The poster session took place in the Physics Common Room on Friday the 25th of July with all sixteen interns present. The event afforded staff the opportunity to see the large amount of work done by the interns and the students were kept busy answering questions on their topics.
Unconscious Bias Workshop organised by the UCD Women in the Sciences Committee. Presentations by Prof Paul Walton from the Department of Chemistry in York (Athena Gold) and Dr. Pete Jones, chartered Psychologist. This event is sponsored by College of Science in University College Dublin and the Institute of Physics and will feature presentations by both speakers and will be of general interest to scientists and engineers.