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Thomas Young Centre Student Day 2019

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Thomas Young Centre

Date: 15 February 2019   Time: 09:30 - 17:00

The highly successful annual Thomas Young Centre (TYC) Student Day 2019 takes place on Friday 15th February at Imperial College London.

The guest speaker Prof David Wales will summarise new approaches for global optimisation, quantum dynamics, the thermodynamic properties of systems exhibiting broken ergodicity, and rare event dynamics. Applications will be presented that range from prediction and analysis of high-resolution spectra, to coarse-grained models and design principles for self-assembly of mesoscopic structures, with recent results for machine learning landscapes.

Dr Jess Wade, Physicist and early career researcher in the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College London will also give a talk. Her research investigates polymer-based light emitting diodes (LEDs). She also carries out public engagement work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), particularly in the promotion of physics to girls. Jess won the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Robin Perrin Award for Materials Science in 2017, the Institute of Physics (IOP) Daphne Jackson Medal and Prize in 2018 and was included in Nature's 10 people who mattered in science in 2018.

Students from Queen Mary are among the 12 final year PhD students presenting their work, and more than 30 TYC students will be presenting posters of their research, which will be on display during the lunch break. Best talk and poster cash prizes will be awarded at the end of the day.

We hope to see a large turnout of TYC academics, Postdocs and PhD students; your support for speakers and poster presenters will be of huge benefit to their development, and it is a wonderful opportunity to network with the materials modelling community from all four TYC universities; Imperial College, Kings College, Queen Mary and UCL, not to mention giving you the chance to meet our two fantastic guest speakers.

Location:  Room 120/121, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London
Arranged by::  Thomas Young Centre