Poster prize success for PhD student

Congratulations to Robin Burton who received first prize for her poster created for the Edwards Symposium in soft matter and statistical physics.

Robin Burton, who is based in the School’s Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex Systems has just started year 2 of her PhD. Her research is on the behaviour of rotating intruders in granular media, with a particular focus on locomotion through cereal grains stored in bulk.

16 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers submitted posters at the 3-day Edwards Symposium held in Cambridge in September.

The annual Edwards Symposium Series works to foster collaboration and discussions between academic disciplines and industrial sectors on the latest developments in soft matter and statistical physics. A focus of the event is on how research can inform industrial processes, materials, and design, and how it can help address societal priorities and problems. The Edwards Symposia is organised jointly by the Newton Gateway to Mathematics and the University of Cambridge Edwards Centre for Soft Matter.