My name’s Rebecca and I love Physics. Find out why science outreach is so important and the recent outreach experience I have gained with the CDT-CMP and the Multiphoton Nanophotonics group at the University of Bath.
As their first year comes to a close find out what has been our cohort’s 10 best bits of the year. So in no particular order…
For a recent colloquium at the University of Bath, Professor Andrea Cavalleri spoke about his work on ‘controlling solid phases with light’.
It’s the age old question – experimental or theoretical physics. Find out which Emma chooses as she explores both in her first year as a PhD student.
Dewan Chowdhury describes the challenges he faced while on overseas placement in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Academia vs Industry – find out the differences between the two and what you can gain from an industry placement. Plus information from insider Dr Rod Bateman, a systems engineering manager at Oxford Instruments.
Taking the big step from a PhD to the working world can be an exciting time. One of the current CDT-CMP students shows just some of the possible career options for condensed matter physicists, including some of the things he’ll be thinking about when selecting his future job.
What is a Journal Club? What skills and knowledge do you learn being part of one? Find out as one PhD student prepares to give his first presentation.
Vortex Melting in a High Tc Superconductor, the Hall effect and the struggles of experimental physics – Hannah Robart shares her experiences about her first exploratory training project.
Read about some of the considerations you need to make when exploring pressure, and what the current, active areas of research are.
Read why more and more investment is being placed into Centres for Doctoral Training and how they prepare physics graduates for a career in research.
We are the Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics (CDT-CMP), run jointly by the Universities of Bristol and Bath in the UK. We’ll be bringing you a series of blogs written by our new cohort of students on a range of topics related to their PhD studies in Condensed Matter. Come and find out more about them.