Teaching school children in Thailand

Thursday 24 October, 2019

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

Thursday 8 August, 2019

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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2x Postdoctoral Positions at the Milne Centre

Monday 30 July, 2018

Two PDRAs in Computational Stellar and Galaxy Cluster Physics are available at the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, University of Hull.

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STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

Monday 2 July, 2018

The E.A.Milne Centre for Astrophysics will sponsor the nomination of one potential STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow during the upcoming fellowship round. Expressions of interest should be emailed to Prof Brad Gibson by 17 Aug 2018.

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Launch of Thailand-UK Newton-Fund Project

Monday 23 April, 2018

The STFC Newton-Fund has awarded £56k to Siri Chongchitnan (PI) to  launch the Thai-UK Python+Astronomy Summer Schools (ThaiPASS) in Thailand over 2018-2019.

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