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Author: David Benoit

PhD positions available at the Milne Centre for 2018

The Milne Centre has been awarded 5 PhD Scholarships for 2018 as part of the Astrophysical Data Science Cluster (ADSC).

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STFC awards £29k to Sergei Zharkov

Sergei Zharkov has been awarded £29k by the STFC to host the 2018 Introductory Summer School for Research Computing in Solar Physics and Astronomy. This award will underpin the running costs of what should be an absolutely fantastic training opportunity for students from across the country.

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STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

The Milne Centre will sponsor the nomination of one potential STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow during the upcoming fellowship round; expressions of interest in being that nominee can be emailed to Prof Brad Gibson.

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Teaching school children in Thailand

Members of the Milne Centre have just returned from a week of teaching astronomy and python to school children in Thailand. Now in its second year, the ThaiPASS program sees members of the Centre spend a week in Chiang Mai, Thailand, introducing children from disadvantaged backgrounds to programming in python and astronomy in the hope of encouraging them to further study in STEM subjects at University. The week was divided into a series of lectures and practical coding sessions, where the students could put their newly-acquired knowledge to the test. This year’s team consisted of Claire Cashmore, James Keegans, Mikkel Kristensen, Richard Stancliffe and Iraj Vaezzadeh, and former Milne Centre staff member Siri Chongchitnan. Topics covered included: introductory python, how to write a forward Euler integrator, stellar nucleosynthesis, supernovae and dark matter. [More details about the ThaiPASS program]

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Tim Beers research stay at the E.A. Milne centre

We are very fortunate to have Professor Tim Beers, Grace-Rupley Professor of Physics from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, visiting the E.A. Milne centre for the next 4 months.

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