Meet the Department
Get to know Physics lecturers, researchers and Professional Services staff, and find out about our events and outreach activities.
Meet the Department 21st October 2021
This week’s blog comes from Alexandra Bonta and Devina Mohan, MSc students working with Professor Anna Scaife on Bayesian deep learning for classification of pulsars and radio galaxies, and follows on from our blog post for Ada Lovelace Day. Last week we celebrated Ada Lovelace Day and heard about the scientists who inspire our staff […]
Meet the Department 12th October 2021
Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration of the achievements of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers, and support women already working in STEM. It was […]
Meet the Department 7th June 2021
Dr Ingo Dierking from the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Manchester was awarded the 2021 G.W. Gray Medal, the highest prize of the British Liquid Crystals Society (BLCS). The medal is awarded for outstanding contributions to research in the field of liquid crystal science and technology. It was first awarded 25 years ago, following the award of the Kyoto prize for Advanced Technology to George Gray (1926-2013), the discoverer of the first room temperature liquid crystal, which made Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) a reality.
To celebrate this achievement, we spoke to Ingo about the importance and continued relevance of liquid crystal research.
Meet the Department 4th May 2021
The DARA Big Data project was born in 2017 out of an identified need for high-level applied data science skills training across the African countries involved in building the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Telescope. The SKA will be the world’s largest radio telescope when completed and will be hosted by South Africa, which leads a partnership of other African countries, including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia, who will also participate in this world leading scientific facility.
International Women's Day 3rd March 2021
Clea Dronne is a physics student in her second year of an undergraduate degree. As she enters the second semester, she notices something new (and it’s not the online learning): “I am finally doing a course being taught by a woman! The first one. That says a lot, I think.”
Meet the Department 15th September 2020
Senior Lecturer and First Year Tutor Dr. Draga Pihler-Puzovic tells us about her teaching, her research in nonlinear dynamics, and why you might see a lot of her work around the Physics building without even realising it.
Meet the Department 13th August 2020
Got questions about applying for one of our physics courses? Admissions Tutor Prof David Binks shares some answers.