Innovative Learning Week 2014

ILW Cluster Building Challenge demo at EPCC. Pic: Paul Dodds
ILW Cluster Building Challenge demo at EPCC. Pic: Paul Dodds

Innovative Learning Week (ILW) 2014 is a week-long programme of exciting and creative events that brings together staff, students and alumni from across the University.

The School of Physics & Astronomy will be offering the following events:

Tuesday 18th

Team Review Presentations

9-5:30pm Room 5215 JCMB. Open to ALL students and staff

SCART Connection: “What is Beauty to a Physicist and Truth to a Silversmith?”

10-12pm, Summerhall. Open to ALL students

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Wednesday 19th

Group Project Presentations

9-5:30pm, Room 6301 JCMB. Open to ALL students and staff


Thursday 20th

“Key Basics for Getting Started with LaTeX”

  • Introductory Presentation
  • Short break for refreshments and doughnuts
  • Practical Session with the opportunity to ask questions

11-1pm, Ground floor CP Lab JCMB. Open to ALL students

MUST have Physics CP lab access/login

Orienteering around KB

Prizes for 1st and 2nd place finishes!

3pm starting from JCMB front doors. Open to ALL students 

“Weird new worlds around other stars”

ILW Keynote Seminar will be given by Dr Ken Rice and Dr Beth Biller, School of Physics & Astronomy, on the topic of exo-planets, or planets outside our solar system, and the search for potentially inhabitable planets orbiting distance stars. This is particularly topical with the recent discovery of Kepler-78b.

Drinks Reception from 5pm. Keynote Seminar 6-7pm, Lecture Theatre A, JCMB

Open to ALL students and staff of the School of Physics & Astronomy