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NSIRC PhD student wins institute of physics competition

NSIRC PhD student wins institute of physics competition

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NSIRC PhD student wins Cambridge University competition
Tahsin Ali Kassam

Congratulations to NSIRC PhD student Tahsin Ali Kassam, who was awarded first prize at the Institute of Physics (IOP) 3 Minute Wonder Competition held on 21 March at Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University.

The subject of Tahsin’s 3 minute presentation was ‘The Active Metal Brazing of Alumina’.

3 Minute Wonder is a competition for all researchers in physics-related fields, academic or industrial, or postgraduate or postdoctoral level.

The aim is for presenters to explain their current research in 3 minutes to an audience of non-specialist scientists pitched appropriately for 16-18 year olds studying science at school. The audience also included a mixture of sixth formers, undergraduates, fellow postgrads and more senior researchers.

Each 3 minute presentation was given a mark out of 10 by each judge. The audience also declared their score for each presentation via a clap-o-meter.

Tahsin’s presentation was well received by the judging panel, scoring highly on scientific content and presentation skills, as well as the ability to explain a difficult topic to the young target audience in an engaging and entertaining way.

The event was chaired by Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright and Tahsin received his award from Andrew Clarke, Chair of IOP.