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.
Remembering Dr. Trevor C. Weekes (30/05/2014)
The School of Physics is saddened to report the loss of graduate, collaborator, and friend, Dr. Trevor Weekes, who passed away on May 26th, 2014. After completing his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at UCD, Trevor went on to have a 47-year career as a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics. In a collaboration including researchers from the UCD School of Physics, Trevor conducted pioneering research in establishing the field of very high energy gamma-ray astronomy, and received many international awards in recognition of his work. During his career he maintained close links with the UCD School of Physics, and played a major role in the education and training of many of our PhD graduates. He will be sorely missed.