Institute of Astronomy

Part III /MASt Calendar

ASTROPHYSICS CALENDAR FOR 2014/2015 :
please note some details may be subject to change and additions made.

MATHS CALENDAR FOR 2014/2015 - pp23 and 24 of Maths Part III Handbook - note some entries are duplicated below but it is advisable to check the Maths version, which contains addtional entries.

Also refer to the  Maths Part III Handbook   and the NST Part III Astrophysics Course Guide for further details.  The latter is being prepared.

*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 2014
OCTOBER
Tues 7 October Full MICHAELMAS term begins  

Tues 7 October
10.30 (photos)
11.30 - ~12.30 (mtg)
[11.00 coffee]

Introductory meeting with Course Coordinator, and Chair of Teaching Committee followed by Library Tour (Mark Hurn: Librarian).  [student portrait photographs taken from 10.30] Sackler Lecture Theatre
Tues 7 October 14.00-15.30
 
Group A: Computing Induction meeting  with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 8 October Maths Introductory Meeting at CMS (see  note) MR2 and MR3

Wed 8 October
12.30-13.00

Meeting with Carolin Crawford on Outreach oppportunties at IoA Sackler Lecture Theatre
Wed 8 October 14:00-16:00 Maths: Presentations by DAMTP subject advisers on their courses. CMS MR2 and MR3
Thur 9 October Michaelmas Term Lectures begin CMS and Cavendish Laboratory (see lecture list)
Thur 9 October 14.00-15.30 Group B: Computing Induction meeting  with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Mon 13 October 14.30 Group A:  Computer Orientation Lecture 1 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 14 October 14.30 Group B: Computer Orientation Lecture 1 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 15 October 16.15 Group A:  Computer Orientation Lecture 2 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
17.00 Undergraduate Journal Club and Social (~17:15)
[refreshments precede journal club]
Hoyle Committee Room
Thur 16 October 14.30 Group B: Computer Orientation Lecture 2 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Fri 17 October Ranked list of projects to Ian Parry via email irp@ast.cam.ac.uk
Mon 20 October 14.30 Group A:  Computer Orientation Lecture 3 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 21 October 14.30 Group B: Computer Orientation Lecture 3 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 21 October Notification of project assigned via email
Wed 22 October Group A:  Computer Orientation Lecture 4 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Thur  23 October 14.30 Group B: Computer Orientation Lecture 4 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Mon 27 October 14.30 Group A:  Computer Orientation Lecture 5 with Roderick Johnstone Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 28 October 14.30 Group B: Computer Orientation Lecture 5 with Roderick Johnstone  
Wed 29 October
17.00
Undergraduate Journal Club and Social Hoyle Committee Room
NOVEMBER
Sat 1 November List of examination courses announced in the Reporter by this date.  
Sat 1 November tbc Provisional Maths Tripos entries.
Confirm Physics Major Options -- email Judith Moss
jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk
Mon 3 November
2-3pm
Progress meeting with Course Coordinator and Chair of Teaching Committee Ryle Large Meeting Room
Mon 3 November Deadline to enter for Physics Major Options examinations  
Wed 12 November
17.00
Undergraduate Journal Club and Social Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 19 November 14.15-16.00 PhD career advice by Vasily Belokurov Sackler Lecture Theatre
Wed 26 November
17.00
Undergraduate Journal Club and Social Hoyle Committee Room
DECEMBER
Wed 3 December Last day of Michaelmas Term lectures  
Fri 5 December (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 5 December Full Michaelmas Term ends  
     
LENT TERM 2015
JANUARY
Tues 13 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 15 January Lent term lectures begin CMS
FEBRUARY    
Wed 11 February, 2.30pm [For information: IoA staff presentations to potential Part II/III Astrophysics students, Sackler Lecture Theatre.] Sackler Lecture Theatre
During week commencing Mon 23 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.  
MARCH
Thursday, 5 March
14.00
"How to give a PowerPoint Presentation" by Craig Mackay Hoyle Committee Room
Friday 6 March tbc Deadline to inform Records  & Exams, Student Registry of decision to withdraw Physics minor options paper. inform your college
Wed 11 March Last day of Lent Term lectures CMS

**New**
Wed 11 (or Mon 16)
Thur & Fri 12 & 13 March
tbc

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*  MARCH 12
12.30-13.00
tbc
Feedback meeting with  Course Coordinator and  member of IoA Teaching Committee Hoyle Committee Room
  Deadline to enter for Physics Minor Options examinations jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk
Fri 13 March Full Lent Term ends  
EASTER TERM 2015
APRIL
Wed 15 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 20 April Timetable for final oral presentations to be emailed during this period. (20 mins for talk and 10 mins for questions)  
Tues 21 April

TBC
 

Full EASTER Term begins.

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

 
     
     
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
No later than
Tues 28 April 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

MAY
*NEW** Wed 29 April, or Thur 30 April or Fri 1 May **tbc** Formal, assessed oral presentations to Part III Examiners Hoyle Committee Room
Fri 1 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
Room B1.28
Thurs 21 May

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.
Thurs 28 May Part III examinations begin  
JUNE
Tues 9 June Part III Examinations end  
Fri 12 June Full Easter Term ends  
Tues 16  June NST Part III Astrophysics Examiners meeting  
 
     
Wed 17 June
approx 09.30
It is expected your examination results will be available to you (and no-one else)  via CamSIS  
**16.30** Examination results announced at Senate House  
From Wed 17 June: after 09.00 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

 

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