SUPA Showcase 2020

We invited all members of SUPA – student, professor and everyone in between – to showcase a highlight from the last year for the SUPA community online. Highlight could be about a research project, a scientific or technical breakthrough, a report on a recently published paper, a collaborative initiative between SUPA or other partners, a creative interdisciplinary project, an industry placement, an outreach or public engagement activity, or a research visit.

We brought together these highlights in an online showcase format, to share, inspire and engage our community in the absence of being able to network and exchange information as part of our 2020 SUPA Virtual Gathering replacing the planned Annual Gathering.

A course page was created on My.SUPA, with 73 submissions across the forums for each of the seven SUPA research themes, plus an area for other activities beyond research containing 13 contributions.

Submissions were completed on a provided template, designed to encourage clear and concise summaries that can be understood and appreciated by those across all areas of physics, and to ensure that they can be easily read on a variety of screens. 

Live 30-40min Q&A sessions (via Zoom) were held for each area during the week of 25 – 29 May. Each session worked slightly differently depending on the number of submissions in the theme, with some allowing short introductions by each author before opening for discussion, others opening straight to questions, and others being used to discuss the activities within that theme across SUPA.

Tues 26 May 2020, 10am - Astronomy & Space Science

Tues 26 May 2020, 2pm - Condensed Matter

Tues 26 May 2020, 3pm - Energy

Weds 27 May 2020, 10am - Nuclear & Plasma Physics

Weds 27 May 2020, 2pm – Particle Physics

Weds 27 May 2020, 3pm – Physics & Life Sciences

Thurs 28 May 2020, 10am – Photonics

Thurs 28 May 2020, 2pm – Other projects (e.g. outreach, placements, research visits etc)

With the author’s permission, some of the highlights posters were published to the SUPA research web pages to showcase the latest SUPA activities.

The SUPA Showcase is one part of the SUPA Virtual Gathering.  We would also encourage you to take a look at the Virtual Gathering Inspirational Talks which took place the same week.

Note: this is a page about a past event, for 2021 see SUPA Showcase and Virtual Gathering 2021