Physics students in their second year at Lincoln gave fantastic feedback regarding the Industrial and Econophysics module. This module is intended to showcase some of the industrial applications of physics, with a focus on the finance sector towards the end of the module.
A series of guest lectures were given by local industrialists from a range of industries in which physics is a primary tool. Our local industrial partners include Micrometric Ltd, Teledyne e2v (UK) Ltd and the Radiotherapy Physics department at Lincoln County Hospital. In addition to the guest lectures, students were given the opportunity to visit the relevant industrial sites around the city of Lincoln.
Students visit Micrometric Ltd – a local SME with expertise in laser manufacturing.
Students were also given a case study assignment about Diamond Light Source synchrotron facility which they had visited the previous year. The students prepared a professional-quality poster on the subject matter from one of the guest lectures, and presented their work to their peers as well as to staff from the School of Mathematics and Physics.
The University of Lincoln Careers and Employability Service and 9 students from the Schools of Maths & Physics, Engineering and Computer Science recently visited RAF Coningsby to spend a day with BAE Systems.
The visit provided an overview of the Military Air & Information sector of the business which operates the Typhoon Total Availability Enterprise (TyTAN) contract, supporting the RAF Typhoon fleet. Students were able to experience BAE Systems training systems which are delivered to RAF staff using advanced simulators in a state of the art facility.
Students were also granted access to the Typhoon Maintenance Facility and witnessed a variety of aircraft in different states of repair.
Overall, the trip provided students a first hand opportunity to see their studies and skills learnt at the University of Lincoln could be translated into real industry problems within BAE Systems and the RAF.
Student feedback was that they enjoyed experiencing some of the world’s most advanced technology within the defence sector and they found it was both awe inspiring and provided some excellent ideas for their future projects.
University of Lincoln students, including Sorcha Hulme from Physics, were shown around at the site
Find out about the work BAE Systems provides at RAF Coningsby, learn about the Typhoon jet and further BAE Systems opportunities worldwide.
by Hannah McGowan
Vladimir joined University of Lincoln as a Senior Physics Technician in March 2017.
He graduated in Astronomy from Kharkov State University, one of the leading research universities in Ukraine, in 1983.
In 1999 he was awarded a PhD in Astrophysics from the Special Astrophysical Observatory of Russian Academy of Sciences, where he worked as a research fellow in 1984-2002.
In 2002-2014 Vladimir worked as a research fellow at the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute of the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.
Vladimir is an expert in stellar astrophysics.
He also has an extensive experience in working with undergraduate and PhD students in various laboratories as well as supervising projects.
The School of Mathematics and Physics are delighted to present Mason Parker with a £100 Amazon voucher as his prize for winning the School’s annual Physics Challenge. A deserving winner, Mason calculated how long it would take the Brayford Pool to freeze over, derived the equations of motion of a chaotic pendulum, discussed the physics of stained glass windows and performed an experiment to investigate an ancient time-keeping method!
Head of School Prof Andrei Zvelindovsky presents Mason with his certificate.
The chairman of the competition committee Dr Matthew Booth was very impressed with Mason’s entry, commenting that the submission would receive a first class award if it were a first year undergraduate assignment.
Mason is an A level student from New College in Pontefract, Yorkshire. He studies maths, further maths and chemistry alongside physics. The award ceremony was performed before the School’s first annual Robert Grosseteste Lecture in Cosmology, given by Prof. Peter Coles from Cardiff University on the 27th February 2017.