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Celebrating the first MAPS Visiting Fellowship Scheme 2022

22 July 2022

The MAPS Faculty's first Visiting Fellowship Scheme supported a total of 14 successful visits from global institutions to UCL. The Faculty welcomed the hosts and their visitors across two informal networking events on 30th June and 12th July.

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MAPS Visiting Fellowship Scheme

The MAPS Visiting Fellowship scheme, coordinated by Vice-Dean International Professor Ofer Lahav, aimed to develop ongoing and new collaborations and ideas. The scheme brought to UCL a total of 14 visitors from several global and national institutions and organisations. 

The two informal networking events aimed to welcome the visitors and thank them for their visit and collaboration with UCL. The visitors and their hosts thanked the MAPS Faculty for the opportunity and encouragement to facilitate these collaborations. 

The first group included Professor Jonathan Tennyson (UCL Physics and Astronomy) in place of Professor Sergey Yurchenko and his visitor Professor Robert R. Gamache from UMass Lovell in the USA, Professor Ian Robinson (London Centre for Nanotechnology) and his visitor Professor Miguel A.G. Aranda from the Universidad de Málaga in Spain, Professor Christian Boehmer (UCL Mathematics) and his visitor Dr Franco Fiorini from the Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Argentina, Professor Srabani Taraphder from the Indian Institute of Technology in India (her host was Dr Edina Rosta in UCL Physics and Astronomy) and Professor Furio Cora (UCL Chemistry) (his visitor was Professor Mark Wilson from the University of Oxford). 


The second group included Professor Richard Ellis (UCL Physics and Astronomy) and his visitor Professor Tim Heckman from the John Hopkins University in the USA, Dr Tom Headen from the ISIS Neutron and Muon Faculty (his host was Professor Neal Skipper in UCL Physics and Astronomy), Dr Giorgio Volpe ( UCL Chemistry) and his visitor Dr Nuno Araujo from the University of Lisbon in Portugal.


Other attendees included Professors Andrew Wills (MAPS Vice-Dean Research), Andrew Fisher (LCN Head of Department), Giovanna Tinetti (Head of the Astrophysics Group) and her visitor Professor Masahiro Ikoma from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), with organisers Professor Ofer Lahav (MAPS Vice-Dean International) and Ethne James-Souch (PA to the MAPS Vice-Deans).

We also thank the other hosts and their visitors who took part in the MAPS Visting Fellowship Scheme, who could not attend the networking events. These were host Professor Codina Cotar (UCL Statistical Science) and her visitor Dr Mircea Petrache from Pontificia Universidad Catiolica de Chile in Chile, host Dr Ioanna Manolopoulou (UCL Statistical Science) and her visitor Dr Rodrigo Targino from the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil, host Professor Lucie Green (UCL Space and Climate Physics) and her visitor Dr Ritesh Patel from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in India, host Dr David Long (UCL Space and Climate Physics) and his visitor Dr Mariarita Murabito from the INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma in Italy, host Professor Amelie Saintonge (UCL Physics and Astronomy) and her visitor Professor Sara Ellison from University of Victoria in Canada, host Dr Jonathan Breeze (UCL Physics and Astronomy) and his visitor Professor Enrico Salvadori from the University of Turin in Italy.

We hope this initiative receives continued support in future years.

The organising team wishes the visitors a safe journey back to their institution or organisation.