Fostering exchange between Nobel Laureates and young scientists

by Dr Carlo Bruno

Photo: Carlo on board a zeppelin along with Nobel Laureate Ada Yonath and meeting attendees.


I had the privilege of being selected to participate in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, together with 39 Nobel laureates in Physics and Chemistry and outstanding young scientists from 89 countries around the world.

The aim of this event was to foster exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures and disciplines.

The meeting, which took off on 29 June, was opened by an impassionate keynote address by Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt urging the scientists in the audience to be as open as possible with their data, ideas and research, and to aim to make a difference in the world. Continue reading “Fostering exchange between Nobel Laureates and young scientists”

Inspiration and support for women in physics

Conference attendees

The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK (CUWiP) aims to inspire physics students, highlight career options and provide a supportive community.


Students Sara Evers, Lucy Arditi and Storm Colloms (all year 2) attended the Conference, now in its fifth year, at the Department of Physics, Oxford University in March.  Sara tells us what the conference entailed, and how she benefitted from attending…

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COMSOL Lausanne Conference Trip with HYPED

SwissTech Conference Centre

Photo: SwissTech Convention Centre

By Andreas Malekos (year 4, Computational Physics)


At the end of October 2018, I was invited to attend COMSOL’s annual conference in Lausanne, Switzerland along with two other students (Arturas Jocas from the School of Mathematics and Ivan Chan from the School of Engineering). We were invited as part of HYPED, the University of Edinburgh’s student Hyperloop team. COMSOL is a finite element analysis software that was extensively used for the designs of HYPED’s second Hyperloop prototype, PODDIE the Second. The software was used to perform structural /electromagnetic simulations and optimise various parts of the pod. We presented a poster detailing how COMSOL was used.
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