November 3, 2011
After completing his BBC documentary about Fermat’s Last Theorem (the most notorious problem in the history of mathematics), Simon Singh wrote a No.1 bestselling book on the same subject. Why is the story of Fermat’s Last Theorem so compelling? And how do you turn complex mathematics into a compelling story. As well as showing clips from the documentary and discussing how it was made, Simon will also discuss science in the media more generally. As science impacts on society more than ever before, it is crucial that media reporting is accurate, insightful and informative, rather than distorted, scaremongering and sensationalist. He examines TV and print journalism to discuss the forces at work behind the scenes.
June 25, 2011
Lecturer - 2 posts Ref: 0973 Applications are invited for two Lecturer posts within the Department of Physics, in association with the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP). The postholder will have expertise in particle physics phenomenology including one or more of the following areas: beyond the standard model physics, electroweak and Higgs physics, flavour physics, model building, Monte Carlo simulations, neutrino physics, particle astrophysics and strong interactions. Applications from candidates with a strong record of engagement with experimental groups are encouraged. They will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the research activities of the IPPP and to undertake teaching and administrative duties as assigned by the Board of Studies of Physics. The post is at grade 8 with an initial salary in the range £36862 - £44,016. Closing date 7 October 2011 Applicants are formally required to apply through Durham University on-line application system...
May 24, 2011
The Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP) is inviting applications from UK-based academic permanent staff to hold an IPPP Associateship from 1 October 2011. Each Associateship will have a value of £4000 per annum and is funded by Durham University, through the IPPP. The aim of this programme is to support particle physics phenomenology research in the UK. The Associateships will be awarded to individuals or small teams to support their research programme. For example, the funds could be used for visits of the Associate or their students to IPPP, IPPP staff/PDRA/student visits to the Associate's institution, travel of Associate or their students to conferences, visitors to the Associate's institution, partial teaching buy-outs to provide time to collaborate with IPPP staff, etc. The Associateships will be awarded on the basis of scientific excellence bearing in mind the need to balance activity in different areas of phenomenological research including beyond the...
February 9, 2011
Presentations from the shortlisted candidates for the three Lecturer/Reader positions will be held on Wednesday 9th of February in the Lindisfarne Centre at St Aidans College between 9 am and 4pm.