Previous Events – 2019

PubhD #57: Wednesday, 16 January 2019

  • Keir Birchall (Astronomy) is a second year PhD student at the University of Leicester, where he studies active galactic nuclei (or very energetic black holes) in the nearby universe. He has recently completed work trying to identify AGN within local dwarf galaxies to see if there is anything special about these environments and if it can tell us anything about how black holes were seeded in the very early universe.
  • Richard Woods (Social Science) is researching Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), which has been proposed as being part of the autism spectrum. Specifically, Richard is examining what PDA is, and is exploring what could be driving its growth.
  • Amy Williams (History) is PhD student at Nottingham Trent University. She is researching Kindertransport (Children’s Transport), which was the informal name of a series of rescue efforts which brought thousands of refugee Jewish and non-Aryan children to Great Britain from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940.