Dept News, November 2017

22 December 2017

1. Many congratulations to the following PhD students who have recently had successful vivas:

(i) Bin Bin Xue, supervised by Ted Johnson and Robb McDonald, ''Dynamics of beach vortices and multipolar vortex patches''.

(ii) John Evans, supervised by Frank Johnson, ''Group algebras of metacyclic type''.

(iii) Samire Balta, supervised by Frank Smith, ''On fluid-body and fluid-network interactions''

2. Former PhD student Adam Townsend has won this year's Vernon Harrison Doctoral Prize (for the best UK PhD thesis in rheology) http://www.bsr.org.uk/awards_vh.asp Congratulations Adam! http://www.bsr.org.uk/awards_vh.asp

3. Teaching Fellow Javier Lopez Pena received an official Commendation at the recent Provost's Spirit of Enterprise Awards for the 2013 launch, and subsequent development, of the sports betting company Kickdex, based on success and interest in a paper authored by Javier in 'Sports Physics'.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/enterprise/news/2017/nov/ucl-announces-winners-2017-awards-enterprise-and-entrepreneurship

4. PhD student James Cann has been selected to attend the Global Young Scientist Summit 2018 to be held at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in January. Congratulations James!