Cavendish Graduate Student Conference

Thursday, 30th November

Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

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About the conference

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.



Time Event
09:00 - 9:30 Registration
09:30-09:40 Opening Remarks by Head of Department
09:40-10:25 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"

10:25-10:40 Coffee Break I
10:45-11:30 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"

11:30-12:30 Panel Discussion
12:30-13:15 Posters Session I
13:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Posters Session II
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break II
15:00-15:30 Keynote speaker
15:30-16:30 Official Cavendish Prize Ceremony
16:30-16:45 Best talk and Poster Prizes
16:50 onwards Happy Hours

Keynote Speaker


Panel Discussion

Dr. Hannah Stern
Dr. Joachim Wabnig
Professor Claudio Castelnovo
Dr. Matthias Golomb


Registrations for 2023 are now open.

General Attendence

All students (graduates & undergraduates) from the University of Cambridge are welcome. There is no registration fee for the conference.


Current graduate students (Masters & PhD) from the Department of Physics are eligible to give a talk about either your current research, or a summary of the research in your group. For more information, please see Talks.



All current students (graduates & undergraduates) from the Department of Physics are eligible to submit a poster about either your current research, or a summary of the research in your group. For more information, please see posters.


Deadline for Abstract Submission: EXTENDED TO: 24th of November, 2023

  • As well as developing your communication skills, giving a talk can be a great way to organise thoughts related to your research and obtain valuable feedback.
  • Due to time contraints, only graduate students will be permitted to give talks.
  • You may present your own research, a summary of the research conducted by your group, or a mixture of both.
  • The planned duration of the talks will be announced shortly with sufficient time in the schedule for questions from the audience.
  • The audience will consist of graduates as well as others with a wide range of interests who may not be physicists. Talks should therefore be aimed at a general audience and should not be too technical. The skill and experience to be gained is in making the talk understandable to everyone.


Deadline for Abstract Submission: 20th of November, 2023

  • All the posters will be exhibited for the whole day. The presenting authors are requested to be present at their posters during the scheduled time for discussions.
  • All posters should be of A0 portrait format.
  • If you are bringing a printed poster with you, please come in the afternoon before or early on the conference day to set up your poster on the poster board.