Quota Studentships

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leicester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Doctoral Training Partnerships: a range of postgraduate training is funded by the Research Councils. For information on current funding routes, see the common terminology at www.rcuk.ac.uk/StudentshipTerminology. Training grants may be to one organisation or to a consortia of research organisations. This portal will show the lead organisation only.

Publications

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Description AGU Conference (San Francisco) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Many people attended the conference and I got feedback on the work I had conducted from a varied audience.

Interesting conversations with conference attendants gave fresh ideas on how to approach my research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Astro : Live @ Obsv 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Whilst observing in Hawaii, JOD has taken part as a co-observer in a live online chat/video link in which we answer questions from the general public around the world - whilst observing. We also connected to a classroom at high-school level. This work was international and spread via social networking

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012
 
Description BUFI Science Festival (Nottingham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Understood how to affectively convey my research to a non-scientific audience (e.g. general public).

Feedback on my presentation skills.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/bufi/docs/bufi_brochure_2014.pdf
 
Description Blog - JOD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Planetary science blog online that receives ~100's of hits per month. This blog talks about some aspects of research as well as life as a PhD student.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012
 
Description CTA Podcasts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact nterviewed for a series of podcasts about the next generation of Cherenkov telescopes, CTA by an undergraduate student at Durham University, as part of her fourth year research project, the aim of which was to "get CTA into schools", informing the public about the CTA project.These videos will be uploaded to YouTube, and cover a range of scientific topics at a school-friendly level.

None as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ESA Mars Workshop (French Alps) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Engaging conversations about my research. Better understood other current Mars research. Networking.

Informed about publications which complement certain areas of my research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.sciops.esa.int/index.php?project=CONF2012&page=MARS4
 
Description European Planetary Science Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact "Near-Infrared CRISM Investigations of Amazonian Impact Craters on Mars: Comparisons to the Nakhlite Alteration Minerals", S.M.R. Turner, European Planetary Science Congress 2013. Poster presented. Open access.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description European Planetary Science Congress 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact "A Study of Sulphate Minerals using a Novel X-Ray Diffraction Technique", S.M.R. Turner, European Planetary Science Congress 2013. Poster Presented. Open access.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Fermor Meeting 2014: Comparative Planetology (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Engaging conversations about my research. Better understood other current Mars research. Networking.

Informed about publications which complement certain areas of my research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/fermor14
 
Description GRSG AGM (Berlin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Gained public speaking experience. Engaging conversations about my research. Networking.

I was informed about a £750 student award, that I have since been awarded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.grsg.org.uk/events/grsg-agm-9-11-december-2013-status-and-developments-in-geological-rem...
 
Description Geological Remote Sensing Group Annual General Meeting 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact "Near-Infrared CRISM Investigations of Hydrothermally Altered Amazonian Impact Craters on Mars", S.M.R. Turner, Geological Remote Sensing Group Annual General Meeting 2013. Presentation given.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Halloween Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Several hundred pupils attended a Halloween-themed activity evening involving entertaining physics experiments which introduce basic scientific concepts.

An article was produced for a local newspaper (Leicester Mercury)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description IOP teaching conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ~20/30 teachers attended the conference, which lead to questions and discussion afterwards.

Some of the teachers asking about how they might implement some of the material into lesson plans and how they might make a similar/related demonstration for their classes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MIST conference (London/Bath) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Questions were sparked after presenting my work to groups of academics.

Some questions from audience members that sparked off different lines of thought for me.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description MK Visitors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact During the evenings before going to observe using telescopes at Mauna Kea summit, I visited the visitors centre and was involved in chats with the general public with the aid of telescopes which had been set up.

This work was international and highlights the reputation and role of astronomy and physics in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description Mars Science Laboratory Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact "CRISM investigations of impact craters in the Amazonis Planitia region of Mars", S.M.R. Turner, Mars Science Laboratory meeting at the Royal Astronomical Society, February 2013. Poster presented.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description NAM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact o Speaker giving a presentation at a scientific meeting

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014
 
Description NAM Conference (Manchester/St. Andrews) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Questions were sparked after presenting my work to a group of academics.

Questions posed by the audience caused me to rethink how I was approaching some of my work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave tours of the Department to prospective undergraduate students and their parents. As well as answering questions about the Department and the University.

A portion of the students on the Open Day applied for a place in the Department.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012
 
Description Planeterella 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Demonstration on Planeterella and answered questions on the Aurora

None as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description Research group meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Suggestions from other group members about where I could take my work.

Better informed opinions of my own work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description Saturn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Following the major discovery we have made in the Nature paper (see publications), we are currently creating an international press release through Leicester university, NASA and the W.M. Keck telescope. This will no doubt appear in news papers, online news and possibly radio/television.

Yet to be released
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description School Talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Multiple talks for schools

None as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description Stargazing Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 2000 members of the public were invited into the Department to attend lectures and to take part in activities.

None as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Stargazing Live 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An outreach evening where members of the public were invited to come to the university to see the research that is conducted here with regard to geophysics, planetary physics and other space sciences.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description University Open Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I give teaching tours on the open days/UCAS days to describe the physics course structure. They can involve conversing with prospective students and their families/friends. I often try to to describe the topic of my PhD, in brief, to provide them with a slightly more detailed example and appreciation of one types of research conducted in the department.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Viral Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Accepted to publish in Nature and featured in New Scientist following the discovery that Saturn is rained upon by water derived from its ring system. The coverage of this research was international/national/local to the general public in the following ways: It was featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Hawai'i Tribune Herald (front page) and a BBC Leicester radio interview as well as dozens of science news websites and countless blogs/social media. The work was also showcased at governmental level as a "science nugget" at NASA HQ at a funding-related conference in Washington D.C. Later, I gave a local talk at Stratford upon Avon Astronomical Society on this discovery, to amateur astronomer members of the public. (2013-2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014