Quota Studentship 2012

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Sch of Physics & Astronomy

Abstract

Doctoral Training Partnerships: a range of postgraduate training is funded by the Research Councils. For information on current funding routes, see the common terminology at www.rcuk.ac.uk/StudentshipTerminology. Training grants may be to one organisation or to a consortia of research organisations. This portal will show the lead organisation only.

Publications


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Dye S (2014) Herschel-ATLAS: modelling the first strong gravitational lenses in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Padilla A (2014) Generalized scale invariant theories in Physical Review D
 
Description Herschel ATLAS - Cardiff 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific Research Collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific Research Collaboration
Impact Scientific Research Collaboration
Start Year 2009
 
Description Herschel ATLAS - New Zealand 
Organisation College of Science
Department Physics and Astronomy
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific Research Collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Scientific Research Collaboration
Impact Scientific Research Collaboration
Start Year 2009
 
Description Astronomical society talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Multiple talks to Astronomical and other Scientific Societies


Public Engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description Inflativerse shows 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Initiative proposed and run by PhD students and PDRAs to bring an Inflatable Planetarium to schools and public events, and to invite schools to the University of Nottingham and other public venues,


Public Engagement.

It reaches more than 2000 disadvantaged children per year (focus on Widening Participation schools) and many members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014
URL http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/astronomy/planetarium/The_Inflativerse/Home.html
 
Description School visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This single entry represents several tens of duplicated events across local schools in the Nottingham region. At each event, the PG students take the astronomy group's inflatable planetarium to a school and give up to four talks per visit.

Inspiring the younger generation of potential scientists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description Telescope open evenings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Telescope open evenings are attended mostly by local groups such as scouts, cubs, brownies and guides. The evenings quite often contribute to awards they are working towards.

These evenings always provide huge stimulation to the participants with very positive feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013