Institute of Astronomy

Part III /MASt Calendar - 2016-17

please note some details may be subject to change and additions made at any time.

MATHS CALENDAR FOR 2016-17

Maths Part III Handbook  & Part III Astrophysics course guide

Students offering a Part III Physics course for examination must complete and return their college examination forms by the appropriate deadline. Please ensure that one copy of the form is submitted to the Course Secretary in the Institute of Astronomy during Michaelmas Term. Further information about procedures for examination entries will be made available at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term.  Students must register on the Physics TIS in order to receive important emails from the Teaching Office. Failure to do so will result in not being informed about lecture timing changes due to unforeseen circumstances as well as supervision allocation.

Date and Time Subject Venue/Details
MICHAELMAS TERM 2016
OCTOBER
Tues 4 October Full MICHAELMAS term begins  

Tues 4 October
~10.00 (photos)
11.30 - ~12.30 (mtg)
[11.00 coffee]

Introductory meeting with Course Coordinator,  Chair of Teaching Committee followed by Library Tour (Mark Hurn: Librarian).  [student portrait photographs taken from 10.00] Sackler Lecture Theatre
Tues 4 October 14.00-15.30
(session 1)
 
Computing Induction meeting and set up  with Roderick Johnstone (for MASt students only) Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 5 October

 

Maths Introductory Meeting at CMS - 09.30-10:30
14:00-16:00 Presentations by DAMTP subject advisers and their courses. Presentations on applied courses from 4pm.
16:30 Group photo in front of Betty and Gordon Moore Library
17:00 Welcome party in Central Core

 

All at CMS MR2 and MR3

Wed 5 October
12.30-13.00

Meeting with Carolin Crawford on Outreach oppportunties at IoA Sackler Lecture Theatre
Thur 6  October Michaelmas Term Lectures begin CMS and Cavendish Laboratory (see lecture list)
Thur 6 October
14.00-15.30
(session 2)
Computing Induction meeting and set up  with Roderick Johnstone (for Part III students only) Hoyle Committee
Room
Mon 10 October
14.30-1530
Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 1 (MASt students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 11 October 14.30-15.30  Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 1 (Part III students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 12 October
14.30-15.30
Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone)  Lecture 2 (MASt students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Thur 13 October 14.30-15.30 Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 2 (Part III students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Fri 14 October Ranked list of projects to George Efstathiou (email: gpe(at)ast.cam.ac.uk and copy to jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk) deadline by noon
Mon 17 October
14.30-15.30
Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 3 (MASt students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 18 October 14.30-15.30 Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone)  Lecture 3 (Part III student only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 18 October Notification of project assigned via email from jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk
Wed 19 October
14.30-15.30
Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 4 (MASt students only)
Hoyle Committee Room

Thur  20 October 14.30-15.30

Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 4 (Part III students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Mon 24 October
14.30-15.30
Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 5 (MASt students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 25 October 14.30-15.30 Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 5 (Part III students only)
 
Fri 28 Oct 12-14.30 Undergraduate journal club and social
Hoyle foyer - lunch venue only
 
Ryle Large Meeting Room
Mon 31  October
2.45pm
Meeting with Course Coordinator and Chair of Teaching Committee Hoyle Committee Room
NOVEMBER    
Tues 1 Nov List of examination courses announced in the Reporter by this date.  
Thursday 3 November Physics Major Topics examination enrolment closes
 
via CamSIS
Friday 4 Nov
12.30-2.30pm
Undergraduate journal club and social
Hoyle foyer - lunch venue only
 
Ryle Large Meeting Room
Thursday 10 November Physics Major Topics: deadline closes for DsoS approval via CamSIS
Wed 16 November 14.15-14:45 PhD career advice by Vasily Belokurov Sackler Lecture Theatre
DECEMBER
Wed 30  November Last day of Michaelmas Term lectures  
Fri 2 December  17.00 (no later than) Interim Progress Report to be delivered to Course Secretary bearing the signatures of the supervisors. Electronic version is acceptable (jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk) Hoyle Room 48
Fri 2 December Full Michaelmas Term ends  
     
LENT TERM 2017
JANUARY
Tues 17 January Full LENT Term begins  
As soon as possible Liaise with Project Supervisor to organise supervisions As appropriate
January [SEE REPORTER and Dept of Physics] Particle physics (NST3ET Major Topic 4) TBC Examination Halls, New Museums Site
  Physics of the Earth as a planet (NST3ET Major Topic 5) Examination Halls,
New Museums Site
Thur 19 January Lent term lectures begin CMS
FEBRUARY    
[Wed 15 February, 2.30pm] [For information: IoA staff presentations to potential Part II/III Astrophysics students, Sackler Lecture Theatre.] Sackler Lecture Theatre
Fri 12 Feb TBC Deadline to enrol for Physics minor options via CamSIS
Tues 16 Feb TBC Deadline for withdrawing from a Physics minor options paper via DoS/College
[inform IoA]we
During week commencing Mon 27 February Timetable for practice oral presentations to be received from Course Coordinator (via Course Secretary) by email. You are advised to check that your presentation works on the IoA digital system. Please contact Course Secretary [jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk] to make arrangements in good time.  
     

Tu 28 Feb 14.00-15.00
TBC

"How to give a PowerPoint Presentation" by Craig Mackay Hoyle Committee Room
MARCH
Wed 15 March Last day of Lent Term lectures CMS

Wed &Thur & Fri 15 & 16  & 17 March

Practice oral presentations (20 mins for talk, 10 mins for questions). Project Coordinator, Project Supervisors part of audience (this constitutes final and 4th supervision of the Lent Term [i.e. 7th out of total of 8]).
 
Hoyle Committee Room
Thurs 16 March
12.00-12.30
Feedback meeting with  Course Coordinator and  member of IoA Teaching Committee Hoyle Committee Room
Fri 17 March Full Lent Term ends  
EASTER TERM 2017
APRIL
Fri 7 April Candidate letter received via CMS
Wed 19 April (not later than) Draft of Final Project Report to be handed to Project Supervisor and to the second supervisor at the same time  
During week commencing Mon 24 April Timetable for final oral presentations to be emailed during this period. (20 mins for talk and 10 mins for questions)  
Tues 25 April

TBC
 

Full EASTER Term begins.

Candidates receive examination entry forms to indicate choice of examination papers (Maths).

 
Tues 25 April - Fri  28 April TBC Minor Topics Examinations 1B Lab - Cavendish Laboratory TBC
     
AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE You are advised to again make sure that your presentation works on the IoA digital system. Please contact Course Secretary [jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk] to make arrangements in good time. Hoyle Committee Room
MAY    
No later than
Tues 2 May by 16.30
Submission of Final Project Report: Deliver 2 copies to Course Secretary, identified by name only (i.e. University Examinations Number must NOT appear anywhere in the report)  and include declaration (here). Submit electronic file to Course Secretary [jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk] by this deadline

Hoyle

Room 48

jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk

Wed 3 or Thur 4 or Fri 5 May
 
Formal, assessed oral presentations to Part III Examiners Hoyle Committee Room
Fri  5 May  by NOON Deadline for return of forms giving choice of examination papers1 : see correspondence from, Faculty Office Secretary (Amy Dittrich), CMS. (It is very important to copy the form to the Course Secretary - email is acceptable.) Faculty Office, CMS,
pigeonhole.
(Ask CMS Recepton for location.)
Wed 24  May TBC

1Deadline for withdrawing a paper - notice via your Director of Studies

Undergraduate office, CMS

 

Part III Examinations - to be announced in "Reporter"

 

CMS - seminar and lecture rooms. Room numbers tbc.
JUNE
Thurs 1 June Part III examinations begin  
Tues 13 June Part III Examinations end  
Fri 16 June Full Easter Term ends  
Tues 20  June NST Part III Astrophysics Examiners meeting  
Wed 21 June
approx 09.30 TBC
It is expected your examination results will be available to you (and no-one else)  via CamSIS  
From Wed  21 June: after 09.00 TBC Project Reports may be collected from Course Secretary. If not collected after Examinations the report will be sent to the address provided on the cover sheet. Hoyle Room 48
Fri 23 June Part III end-of-year party CMS  

 

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