Dr Kate Tustain Passes her Viva!!

Congratulations to Dr Kate Tustain for her successful PhD viva! Well done Kate, we are pleased to announce that Kate has passed her viva with minors, and she stands as the first Clark group member to achieve this. Her examiner expressed that she had written one of the best theses they had read due toContinue reading “Dr Kate Tustain Passes her Viva!!”

Jen Presents at PNCMI 2021

Today, Jen gave a talk at the Polarised Neutron for Condensed Matter Investigations conference held virtually by NIST. This conference aims to connect the worlds scientists whose principle technique involves polarised neutrons, and this conference includes updates on instrumentation and science highlights from across the world. This year has been a great conference, with manyContinue reading “Jen Presents at PNCMI 2021”

Jen Wins the ILL PhD Clip Show!

On Thursday, Jen took part in the ILL’s annual clip show – where each student has 4 minutes to present an overview of their thesis. This year there was a total of 50 presentations, taking a marathon zoom session of 4.5 hours to complete! The clips are then judged by the ILL’s directors and headContinue reading “Jen Wins the ILL PhD Clip Show!”

Jen Presents her ILL PhD seminar

Today, Jen gave her first ever ILL PhD seminar on Nuclear Physics! The ILL PhD seminar series runs every year and is organised by the PhD representatives. These seminars take place every Wednesday with 2 speakers per session. One year all the students present on their own research, and the other year, the students presentContinue reading “Jen Presents her ILL PhD seminar”

Jen takes part in I’m a Scientist – Get me out of here!

For the past month, Jen has been taking part in an outreach activity called I’m a Scientist! This project aims to connect school students with real life scientists across a variety of fields, so students can ask their important questions to the scientists and find out about careers, different areas of science or just whatContinue reading “Jen takes part in I’m a Scientist – Get me out of here!”

Aly Presents at the Materials Chemistry Seminar

Within the Chemistry department at the University of Birmingham there is a new seminar series which has just started on the subject of Materials Chemistry. This is to link the wide variety of materials chemists across the department, so we can understand what work is happening in other groups, and maybe get advice or ideasContinue reading “Aly Presents at the Materials Chemistry Seminar”

Aly and Lucy Publish in the Annual Reviews of Materials Research

This has been a very exciting week for the Clark group as Lucy and Aly have just published the group’s first review paper, Quantum Spin Liquids from a Materials Perspective, in the journal of Annual Reviews of Materials Research. In their paper, Lucy and Aly focus their efforts to present their work in a mannerContinue reading “Aly and Lucy Publish in the Annual Reviews of Materials Research”

Jen’s Paper is Featured in the 2020 ILL Annual Report

Jen’s first paper on the honeycomb layered spin glass, Mn0.5Fe0.5PS3 was chosen to feature in this years ILL Annual Report! The ILL Annual Report gives a selection of scientific highlights of the ILL and an overview of technical and other activity for the previous year. Our work involved two of the ILL’s instruments, the high-resolutionContinue reading “Jen’s Paper is Featured in the 2020 ILL Annual Report”