The Centre for Research in String Theory is advertising a fixed-term (3-year) Lectureship in Theoretical Physics. Full details on this position and on how to apply can be found here. Deadline for application: 3 June 2013.
We are very happy to announce that three new PhD students will join our group in the next academic year: Nicholas Jennings, from Durham, Zachary Kenton, from Cambridge, and Paolo Mattioli, from Bologna.
On Wednesday 27 February, ten PhD students from QM competed in the annual Junk the Jargon competition. Junk the Jargon challenges participants to communicate their research topic in an engaging and fun way to a broad audience - in just three minutes.
The School of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to announced that it has been awarded Juno Practitioner status by the Institute of Physics. The aim of Juno is to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.
The deadline for applying for a PhD studentship in the Centre for Research in String Theory is 31 January 2013. If you intend to apply, please follow the instructions here. Reference letters should reach us by the deadline. Please note that we do not chase up referees, and missing references may hinder your chances of being selected for an interview. Dates of interviews: 14-15 February 2013.
CERN researchers working on the LHC have announced that they have discovered a particle where they would expect to find a Higgs boson. The announcement is a step forward for modern physics and Queen Mary has contributed technical expertise, engineering experience and computing resources to this work. The announcement however is not a categorical declaration of the Higgs existence or how it fits into the larger picture.