School of Physics and Astronomy

The SAGEX project has officially begun

The SAGEX project officially began at the start of Sep 2018, with a successful and highly-enjoyable Kick-off Workshop held at QMUL.

8 October 2018

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SAGEX (Scattering Amplitudes: from Geometry to Experiment) is an Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission, under the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie actions. It combines an international team of academic leaders in the field of scattering amplitudes with world-leading industrial partners including Wolfram Research and Maplesoft. The network, which is led by Prof Gabriele Travaglini and coordinated at QMUL, has received almost 4 million Euros in funding to train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) at 8 institutes across Europe. Each ESR is working towards a PhD, and they will exploit seemingly disparate concepts from abstract geometry, symbolic big data and phenomenological calculations to solve problems that are directly relevant to current and near-future particle physics experiments. In addition they will spend time on secondment with our industry partners, and receive comprehensive training in soft skills and outreach. The intention is that each ESR will leave SAGEX with not only a PhD, but a broad range of skills and experience to equip them for a successful career in either scientific research, industry or the public sector.

The SAGEX project officially began at the start of Sep 2018, with a successful and highly-enjoyable Kick-off Workshop held at QMUL. We are also pleased to welcome the two ESRs who will be based at QMUL: Manuel Accettulli-Huber and Stefano De Angelis joined the School on 1st Oct 2018.