May 16 2021 MENTOR Project Co-ordinator Aston University always celebrates the International Day of Light and this year is no exception. COVID restrictions may still be in operation to differing degrees across the globe, but MENTOR was still able to contribute to the Aston Institute of Photonic Research’s ‘Light’ Brochure. Have a read here.
The brochure comes ahead of an event scheduled for May 21. See the agenda here for what is sure to be a light-filled day of talks,
fun-facts and a wrap-up social quiz. The Teams link for May 21 is here.
Why not join, connect, and make new contacts?
March 24 2021 Physicist John Dudley (Hon IUFrance, Hon FRSNZ), with interests in nonlinearity, optics, lasers, extremes, outreach and as former President of the European Physical Society, gave an online talk on Communicating Science to new researchers. This was vital training on communicating with different audiences.
Aston University Librarian and Open Research Data & Bibliometrics Specialist Hannah Hickman spoke online on all aspects of Horizon 2020 and Open Access publications.
March 24 2021 The MENTOR management team publicised the project’s six Early Stage Researcher (ESR) vacancies to 95 ERASMUS PIXNET, EMIMEO and SMARTNET researchers from cohorts across Europe and beyond. Photonics students keen to pursue a career in machine-learning and artificial intelligence in optical networks, soon to obtain their Masters, were encouraged to apply.
No ordinary PhD
The team outlined the benefits of obtaining a PhD through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITNs) versus traditional PhDs.