Welcome to the website for the Cavendish Graduate Student Conference (CGSC) 2023. CGSC is a student-organized scientific conference which aims to aims to boost collaboration across research groups at the Cavendish, to demonstrate the cutting-edge work done at the Cavendish to prospective physics researchers, and to consolidate research communication skills for graduate students.
|09:00 - 9:30
|Opening Remarks by Head of Department
Student Talks Session I
09:40 - Richard Morgan Williams (High Energy Physics)
"Beyond the Standard Model: Probing Flavour Physics with the LHCb"
09:55 - Yuqi Sun (Optoelectronics)
"Device physics of perovskite light-emitting diodes"
10:10 - Ignas Juodžbalis (Astrophysics)
"Overmassive AGN in a gas-poor environment"
|Coffee Break I
Student Talks Session II
10:45 - Max Earle (Biological and Soft Systems)
"Nanostructural DNA Data Storage with a Microfluidic Assembly Platform"
11:00 - Maria Chrysanthou (Scientific Computing)
"Breaking boundaries for whole-system fusion simulations"
11:15 - Alaric Sanders (Theory of Condensed Matter)
"Experimentally tunable emergent QED in dipolar-octupolar quantum spin ice"
|Posters Session I
|Posters Session II
|Coffee Break II
|Official Cavendish Prize Ceremony
|Best talk and Poster Prizes
"Richard Friend is a physicist and engineer who has pioneered the understanding of the electronic properties of semiconductors made from organic materials. His work with carbon-based polymers represents the foundation of a new type of electronics, which is now used in a wide range of commercial technologies. His current research interests include the fundamental electronic processes involved in charge photogeneration in molecular semiconductors." - The Royal Society
Dr. Hannah Stern received her Bachelor of Chemistry degree in 2011 from Otago University, New Zealand. Then, she joined the Optoelectronics Group in the Cavendish for her PhD studies. From 2017 to 2021, she was a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, during which time she worked in the Department of Chemistry with Steven Lee and Department of Physics with the Quantum Optics and Material Systems Group. In 2018, she co-founded Hexagonfab, a spin-off from the Department of Engineering. In 2022, she was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.
Dr. Joachim Wabnig is a researcher in the Math & Algorithms Group at Nokia Bell Labs. He received his PhD from Umeå University, on the theory of quantum measurement. He then completed postdoctoral positions at Oxford and Cambridge, where he contributed to a large UK wide collaboration on quantum computation. In 2011, he joined Nokia Research Center in Cambridge as a researcher in the Quantum Technologies team supplying theoretical understanding for the efforts in quantum key distribution and linear optics quantum computing. He refocussed his research work on machine learning in 2014, and from 2016, he was the leader of the Analytics and Machine Learning team in Nokia Technologies Labs, and from 2017 the interim leader of the Advanced Research Lab. In 2018, he joined Nokia Bell Labs as an individual contributor.
Prof. Claudio Castelnovo completed his undergraduate and master studies at the Universita' degli Studi di Milano in 2000. He received a PhD from Boston University in 2006 and moved to Oxford where he held an EPSRC postdoctoral fellowship. He was hired as a Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London in 2010 and moved to the Cavendish Laboratory in 2012, where he was promoted to University Reader in Theoretical Physics in 2015 and to Professor of Theoretical Physics in 2020. In 2002, he won the Gertrude and Maurice Goldhaber Prize; in 2012, the EPS CMD Europhysics Prize for the prediction and experimental observation of magnetic monopoles in spin ice; in 2013, the IUPAP C10 Young Scientist Prize.
Dr. Matthias Golomb received his undergrad in physics at RWTH Aachen in Germany, and then went on to do his masters degree in theoretical solid state physics in Aachen. During that time, he did an Erasmus exchange at the University of Trieste and taught physics at the German Technical University of Oman in Muscat for half a year. He received his PhD from Imperial College, working on DFT simulation of metal-organic frameworks in the group of Aron Walsh. Shortly after he joined Recycleye, a start up that originated at Imperial developing AI vision recognition systems for recycling but since then has evolved into building sorting equipment (robotics) as well. As Technical Sales Manager Deutschland his role is to lead the expansion into the German/Central European market.