Professor Helen Gleeson has been awarded the 2012 Holweck Medal and Prize.
This is a bilateral prize of the Institute of Physics and the French Physical Society. Previous UK recipients include Steven Bramwell (UCL, 2010), Denis Weaire (Dublin 2008) and Julia Higgins (Imperial 2006). More info.
Faculty PhD Studentships 2012
The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has launched a further 10 PhD studentships (also known as Dean’s Awards) for 2012. These awards are open to all nationalities and research areas within the Faculty. The awards will be allocated to outstanding applicants seeking PhD training opportunities starting from September/October 2012. Based on the academic track-record of applicants, and evidence of research potential, we will select from across our 2012 applicants.
The Faculty PhD Studentships will cover tuition fees plus a £14,000 stipend/living allowance.
For further information:
UK ALMA at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012
A joint group from the University of Manchester and the University of Cambridge are presenting an exhibition stand at this years Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.
The team lead by John Richer (Cambridge) and Adam Avison (Manchester) are exhibiting at this years Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. The exhibit will demonstrate how the ALMA telescope will revolutionize astronomy as well as explaining the technique of interferometry and what astronomers can see in the millimetre/sub-mm wavelength range.
The Exhibition will run from the 3rd to the 8th of July at the Royal Society in London.
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentships
The University of Manchester is one of the largest and most successful centres for biological and biotechnological focused research and training in Europe. Researchers span the Faculties of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Medical and Human Sciences. We are now accepting online applications for our 2012 Studentships. These fully-funded studentships are available in a range of academic disciplines, commencing in September 2012. The studentships provide funding for fees and stipend at the Research Council UK rate. Further information on the application process, eligibility and important dates can be found via the following link:
World ranking of our school
The School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Manchester is now placed 14th in the 2011 ARWU/Jiao Tong academic ranking of world universities, up from 37th in 2010. This is due to the 2010 Nobel Prize and the continuing high quality research output of all. The School is 3rd in UK in this ranking scheme.
Top Ratings for Research, Teaching and Student Satisfaction
Manchester is the only Physics department in the UK to be BOTH in the top five for the volume of world-leading and internationally excellent research AND to have the maximum rating for teaching as reported by the RAE and QAA government assessment panels respectively. We are also the only School of Physics to have consistently achieved an overall Student Satisfaction score of over 95% in each of the last three annual National Student Surveys.
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