Two CTAMOP researchers set for SET for Britain

Last updated June 6, 2017 by Andrew Brown

SET for Britain

Two CTAMOP researchers have been selected to attend a national poster competition in the Houses of Parliament.

EPSRC Fellow Dr. Dermot Green, and PhD student Jack Wragg will attend the event in the Palace of Westminster on 7th March to present their work to members of the parliamentary and scientific committee.

Dermot’s poster “Antimatter annihilation in atoms and molecules” focusses on work performed in collaboration with Dr. Gleb Gribakin and former CTAMOP member Dr John Ludlow on determining the effects of complicated many-body correlations on the process of positron annihilation: important for materials science, astrophysics and PET (positron emission tomography).

Jack’s ‘Watching two electrons move’ is an exploration of the stellar work he has done extending time-dependent R-matrix theory to describe double ionisation phenomena.

The competition, called SET for Britain, aims to “encourage, support and promote Britain’s early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians”. The annual event is judged by professional and academic experts and gives MPs an opportunity to engage with a wide range of the country’s best young researchers.

Congratulations to Jack and Dermot on being selected, and good luck!


About CTAMOP:

We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

Old Physics Building

The Old Physics Building,
where CTAMOP is situated.