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Durham University

Faculty of Science

Rising Stars 2015

The 2015 Rising Stars Research Symposium was held on Monday 15th June 2015 in The Calman Learning Centre.

You can download the Volume of Abstracts here:

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Programme

14:00 Welcome

14.05 Session 1

Talk 1: 'Investigating Patterns of Genetic Diversity in UK Spartina anglica Populations Using Microsatellite Markers', Tsz Kam Kwok (Christine), School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Talk 2: 'Synthesising and Characterising Complexes with Bis(cyclometalated) Iridium(III) Cores Bound to Ancillary Ligands', Chandni Bhagani, Department of Chemistry

Talk 3: 'The Frictional Properties of Shale-Bearing Fault Gouges at Subseismic and Seismic Slip Rates: An Unconventional Shale Reservoir Analogue', Rosanne Murray, Department of Earth Sciences

Talk 4: 'Impact of Flexibility on the Operational Cost of a Thermal-Wind Power System', Juan Duran-Vara, School of Engineering & Computing Sciences

15.20 Poster Exhibition

15:55 Session 2

Talk 5: 'Elliptic Curves and L-Functions', Francesca Bianchi, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Talk 6: 'Bouncing on the Moon: Modelling the Lunar Exosphere', Jacob Kegerreis, Department of Physics

Talk 7: 'Effects of Torsal Rotation with Fixed Eye and Head Position on Saccade Kinematics', Josh Podmore, Department of Psychology

17:00 Reception

Prizes

The Bill Bryson Prize for Communication in Science

Bouncing on the Moon: Modelling the Lunar Exosphere, Jacob Kegerreis (Department of Physics)

The Audience Choice Award for Best Presentation

Bouncing on the Moon: Modelling the Lunar Exosphere, Jacob Kegerreis (Department of Physics)

The Audience Choice Award for Best Poster

Efficient Buildings: Waste Energy Recovery in Glenfiddich Distillery, Flora Bowring (School of Engineering and Computing Sciences)

The Rochester Prize

Emma Williams (School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

Seminar Slides

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Posters

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