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    Published: Monday, 19 November 2018

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    Advances in Data Science Seminar 27th November 2018


     Advances in Data Science Seminar Series 

       "Probing the nature of the universe with big data at the ATLAS experiment"



    Speaker: Dr Steven Schramm (CERN)

    Date: Tuesday 27th November 2018

    Venue: MANDEC Lecture Theatre, 3rd Floor, University Dental Hospital, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6FH

    Time: 14.00-15.00  



    The Data Science Institute invites you to the next Advances in Data Science Seminar taking place on 27th November 2018. Dr Steven Schramm from CERN will present 'Probing the nature of the universe with big data at the ATLAS experiment'


    Abstract: The Large Hadron Collider is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built, allowing us to study the first nanoseconds of the lifetime of the universe to unprecedented precision. This accelerator has already discovered the highly anticipated Higgs Boson, providing an explanation for the origin of mass, and has turned its sights on the search for new physics and measurements of the fundamental properties of the universe.

    In order to search for new physics, or measure properties of rare particles, it is necessary to sift through an enormous dataset. Processing the up to 40 million collisions per second delivered by the Large Hadron Collider, the ATLAS experiment currently records approximately ten petabytes of new data each year. On top of this large dataset, the experiment creates advanced simulations of numerous known and predicted physical processes, resulting in even larger simulated datasets.

    Analyzing all of this data is a massive task, and is a natural place to exploit the latest advancements in data science. The usage of such techniques within ATLAS is rapidly growing, and machine learning has found a home in many corners of the experiment. We will examine some of the ways in which machine learning techniques are already driving the sensitivity to rare physical processes, and discuss some of the more recent developments which are expected to become critical in the years ahead.





    If you haven't had a chance to register yet, there is still time to secure your place. Please register using the link below. Light refreshments will be provided after the talk.



    If you have any queries please contact dsi.enquiries@manchester.ac.uk    

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    JSPS Summer Programme 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 January 2019, 23:59 GMT
    Fellowship to take place during fixed period: 11 June to 21 August 2019
    The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for 2 months during the summer.
    For the 2019 Programme, 18 fellowship places are available for UK nationals. 
    Value of award: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY), research support allowance (158,500 JPY) and overseas travel and accident insurance policy are provided.
    Eligibility: Applicants must be a UK national and a current MPhil or PhD student based at a UK university or research institution at the time of application. Eligible research fields are not limited.
    Applications should be sent to the British Council Tokyo. A link to application guidelines and form are available on the JSPS London website here: 
    Also reports written by former UK JSPS Summer Programme Fellows about their experiences of this programme can be found on the JSPS London website at the following link:
    For any Enquiries please e-mail: science@britishcouncil.or.jp
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    University Travel Awards - 2018/2019 academic year

    The University offers three travel awards annually for students wishing to travel, either as part of their course or during University vacations.  Information on the awards are as follows:



    Applications for the 2018-19 Travel Awards are now open.  The closing date for receipt of ALL applications is Friday 22nd March, 2019.  Students only need to apply for the ONE award that is most appropriate.  The Panel assessing the applications, will still consider an application for the other named awards, if they feel the travel plans better fit their criteria.



    Awards from the Zochonis Special Enterprise Fund will be made to assist with the cost of a project or special study, which demonstrates enterprise and originality of thought in planning and execution.  Applications will be accepted from currently registered students only.  Both individual and group applications will be considered.



    The purpose of the  H.E. David Travelling Scholarship is to foster international understanding and goodwill by enabling students to travel and study in foreign countries.  Applications will be considered from currently registered students, who have completed at least two academic years’ of study and from students who have graduated from the University, not more than three years previously.  We also accept group applications.



    The purpose of the Pawel Koprowski Memorial Vacation Award is to support a vacation activity.  It may be used for a purpose which will enhance a student’s studies or for a holiday, as long as it does not include attendance on a course at another University.  Students can apply if they are currently registered as an Undergraduate student, who has completed at least two academic years of study.


    Further information on the Travel Awards, along with Notes of Guidance, can be obtained from : http://www.studentsupport.manchester.ac.uk/finances/funding-opportunities/all/travel-awards/ and or http://tinyurl.com/studenttravelawards18-19/


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    Giving Tuesday

    #GivingTuesday at The University of Manchester – how will you give?


    #GivingTuesday is an international day to do ‘good stuff’ to support a worthwhile cause and this year is taking place on 27th November. Discover new ways of giving at one of the great events on campus!


    If you missed the Volunteering Fair but have time or skills to give, then head to the Making a Difference Fair in the Renold Building from 11.30am-2.30pm. Meet organisations that you can support, including ReachOut, Peer Support, LINK Good Neighbours, Barnabus, The Proud Trust, Green Impact, Access All Areas, Robogals and blood and organ donation.


    While you’re in the Renold Building, why not bag a bargain and recycle at the Swap Shop. Bring unwanted items to swap for things you love in support of The Proud Trust and Barnabus. There will be a cake sale too so come along to buy a sweet treat and help to raise even more money for charity.


    Head over to the Barnes Wallis Hub for HeartStart CPR training. Learn how to save a life in these fun, interactive sessions running at 12.15pm and 1.15pm. Register via Eventbrite.


    Find out more about what Manchester is doing for #GivingTuesday on the website.

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