Copernicium Zone Report – March 2020

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The Copernicium Zone was a general science zone supported by STFC. It featured six scientists:

  • James Roberts is a mechanical engineer who researches how to build fusion power plants at UKAEA, an STFC partner.
  • Hannah Blyth is an STFC funded PhD student studying plant pathology and looking into how fungi cause disease in wheat leaves.
  • Claire Hobday is a materials chemist who uses STFC facilities in her research on the atomic structure of materials and the effect of pressure on them.
  • Chris Carlton works for STFC managing a panel of experts who assess physics proposals for funding, in areas including nuclear physics and astronomy.
  • Binuraj Menon, the winner of the Copernicium Zone, uses data from STFC facilities in his work on converting microbes to produce new types of molecules.
  • Alice Rhind-Tutt is a PhD student using data from STFC facilities to research how DNA moves, to try and find methods of preventing and curing illnesses including HIV and dementia.
Posted on April 16, 2020 by modem in 2020, STFC, Zone Reports. Comments Off on Copernicium Zone Report – March 2020