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Student Symposium 2017

Understanding the climate: from samples to models
When Apr 20, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Centre for Mathematical Sciences
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CCfCS is happy to invite you to its third student symposium!


The event:

The topic this year, “Understanding the climate: from samples to models”, has been chosen to encourage all climate science-related researchers in Cambridge to come and share their results and questions with the rest of the community. All PhD students and post-docs are welcome from every related department: Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography, Plant Sciences, Archaeology, SPRI, DAMTP and BAS.

This year we are delighted to welcome our keynote speaker from the Department of Geography, Prof. Ulf Büntgen, to present on the topic of dendrochronlogy.

Other presentations will include a poster session and fifteen-minute talks. The event will be an excellent opportunity to practice presenting work before the main conference season begins, and in particular EGU.

A novelty addition to this year’s event is called “The unpresentable” (see explanation below), which we hope will make the event accessible to a wide range of researchers.

Attendees are welcome to submit an abstract for any of the categories outlined below (multiple categories permitted).



Please submit an abstract of up to 250 words. Talks should be up to 15 minutes in length, followed by 5 minutes of questions. As a guide, talks could include an introducion of both yourself and your field of research, along with some the problems that you are trying to solve and (if applicable) an overview of results or ideas.



Please submit an abstract of up to 250 words. Posters can be any orientation or size.


The unpresentable:

Please submit an abstract of up to 50 words. No more than one unpresentable per person.

No time for a poster or presentation? Or you've experienced something funny during your research? Whether it is an ant invasion on your equipment, or an exceptionally high sea level rise of your model - you can show us the things that went a bit wrong. Maybe you have a funny picture of your work when taking samples or you have a graph that does not quite do what you thought but somehow looks fun? Please bring along this image or graph. The best / funniest contribution will be given a prize.



All attendees will be able to vote at the end of the day for the best presentation, the best poster and the best "unpresentable" item. Prizes will be presented to the three winners!


Link to abstract submission and registration :


Abstract submission deadline: 3rd April

Registration deadline: 10th Arpil


Please note that the event is free of charge, and lunch and a drinks reception are included.


Time : 10am to 4 pm, followed by drinks reception