PubhD #6: Physics, Economics and Literature

Moby Dick & Herman Melville signature

Moby Dick & Herman Melville signature


Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.


Three PhD students from completely different academic backgrounds will explain their research to a bunch of people in the pub in exchange for a pint or two.

See The PubhD Format and About pages for more information about what to expect at an event.

The speakers are:

  • Ben Everest (Physics) works in condensed matter theory (Quantum Mechanics) as a PhD student at Nottingham University.
  • Salamat Ali (Economics) is a PhD student in the Nottingham University School of Economics. His research focus is on evaluating the impact of trade facilitation measures in developing countries on the promotion of exports and growth in GDP.
  • Hannah Murray (Literature) is a first-year PhD student at University of Nottingham, Department of American and Canadian Studies. Her thesis explores racial liminality in works of nineteenth-century American literature that prominently feature the space between life and death. The primary authors being studied are Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville and Charles Brockden Brown, as well texts from the American Spiritualist movement of the 1850s-90s.


The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road


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