Institute of Astronomy

Part III /MASt Calendar - 2020-21 - Some entries/dates may be subject to change and further additions made.

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

MATHS CALENDAR FOR 2019-20

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 you email your Physics exam choices to ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk 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 2020

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

Tues 6 Oct

Full MICHAELMAS TERM begins

 

Tues 6 Oct

09.30

10.00

 

                                              

10.30

 

Student portrait photographs

Introductory meeting with Course Coordinator, Chair of Teaching Committee

Library Tour by Mark Hurn, IoA Librarian

 

Hoyle Foyer/Outside

Sackler Lecture Theatre

 

 

Live online via Zoom Sackler lecture theatre

Tues 6 October

14.00-16.00

 

Computing Induction meeting and laptop set up with IT Team

Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed 7 Oct

 

 

Maths Introductory Meeting at CMS - 09.30-11

Followed by presentations by DAMTP subject advisers on their courses

Online via Zoom (CMS to email details)

Wed 7 Oct

12.00-12.30

Meeting with Matt Bothwell on Outreach opportunities at IoA

Sackler Lecture Theatre

Thurs 8 October

Michaelmas Term Lectures begin

(see lecture list)

Thurs 8 Oct

14.00-16.00

 

Computing Induction meeting and laptop set up with IT Team

Online

Undergraduate Journal Club and Social series

Undergraduate Journal Club and Social series

Dates TBC

Tues 13 October

14.30-15.30

Introduction to Linux and and Computing at IoA

Online

Thurs 15 October

14.30-15.30

Introduction to Linux and and Computing at IoA

Online

TBC

IoA Colloquim

Speaker and Title TBC

Online via Zoom

Mon 12-Fri 16 Oct

TBC

 

Project Introduction sessions

Students expected to attend at least some in which they have an interest. A sign up sheet will be sent out first week of term

Ryle meeting room

Mon 19 October

Ranked list of projects to Vasily Belokurov (email: vasily@ast.cam.ac.uk and copy to ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk

Deadline by noon

TBC

PhD/Career advice talk by Professor Paul Hewett

Sackler Lecture Theatre

Tues 20 October

14.30-15.30

Introduction to Linux and and Computing at IoA

Online

Thurs 22 October

Notification of project assigned

Via email from ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk

Thurs 22 October

14.30-15.30

Introduction to Linux and and Computing at IoA

Online

Tues 27 October

14.30-15.30

Introduction to Linux and and Computing at IoA

Online

Date TBC

List of examination courses announced in the Reporter by this date

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

Mon 2 November

Physics Major Topics examination enrolment closes

Via CAMSIS

Monday 2 November

14.30-15.00

Meeting with Course Coordinator and Chair of Teaching Committee (Vasily Belokurov/Chris Tout)

Sackler lecture theatre

Mon 9 November

Physics Major Topics: deadline closes for DoS approval

Via CAMSIS

DECEMBER

 

 

Wed 3 Dec

Last day of Michaelmas lectures

 

Fri 4 December

12pm (no later than)

Interim Progress Report to be delivered to Course Secretary bearing the signatures of the supervisors. Electronic version is acceptable (ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk)

Hoyle Room 6

Fri 5 Dec

Full Michaelmas Term ends

 

LENT TERM 2021

 

 

JANUARY

 

 

Tues 19 January

Full LENT Term begins

 

As soon as possible

Liaise with Project Supervisor to organise supervisions

As appropriate

 

Particle Physics (Major Topic)

Mill Lane

Lecture Rooms TBC

 

Physics of the Earth as a planet (Major Topic)

Mill Lane

Lecture Rooms TBC

 

Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology (Major Topic)

Mill Lane

Lecture Rooms TBC

Thurs 21 January

Lent Term lectures begin

CMS

FEBRUARY

 

 

Tues 23 February

14.30

Craig Mackay

“How to give a PowerPoint presentation”

Sackler lecture theatre

[Wed 24 February

14.30]

[For information: IoA staff presentations to potential Part II/III Astrophysics students, Sackler Lecture Theatre]

Sackler Lecture Theatre

MARCH

 

 

During week commencing Mon 8 March

Timetable for practise 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 in the Hoyle Committee Room. (Please contact Course Secretary ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk to make arrangements in good time as requested)

 

Mon 15 March

Uploading of presentations

Hoyle Committee Room

Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri – 16, 17, 18 & 19 March

Oral presentation practises (20 mins for talk, 10 mins for questions). Project Coordinator, Project Supervisors are part of the audience

Hoyle Committee Room

Wed 17 March

Last day of Lent Term lectures

CMS

Thurs 18 March

12.30-13.00

Feedback meeting with Course Coordinator and member of IoA Teaching Committee

Sackler lecture theatre/Ryle large meeting room TBC

Fri 19 March

Full Lent Term ends

 

EASTER TERM 2021

 

 

APRIL

 

 

Wed 21 April (not later than)

Draft of Final Project Report to be handed to Project Supervisor and to the second supervisor at the same time

 

Dates TBC

Minor Topics Examinations

1B Lab – Cavendish Laboratory TBC

During week commencing Mon 26 April

Timetable for the final oral presentations to be emailed during this period (20 mins for talk and 10 mins for questions)

 

Tues 27 April

 

TBC

Full EASTER Term begins

 

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

 

Dates 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 (ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk) to make arrangements in good time

Hoyle Committee Room

No later than  Tues 4 May by 12pm

Submission of Final Project Report: Deliver one hardcopy 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 also to Course Secretary (ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk) by this deadline

 

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri – 4, 5, 6, 7 May

Formal, assessed oral presentations to Part III Examiners

Hoyle Committee Room

Thurs 6 May By 12pm

Deadline for return of (Maths) forms giving choice of examination papers1:

(It is very important to copy the form to the IoA Course Secretary – email is acceptable ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk

 

Undergraduate Office, CMS Pavilion B. B1.28

MAY

 

 

TBC

Deadline for withdrawing a paper – notice via your Director of Studies

Undergraduate office, CMS, B1.28 TBC

 

Part III Examinations – to be announced in ‘Reporter’

CMS – seminar and lecture rooms. Room numbers TBC

JUNE

 

 

TBC

Part III Examinations begin

 

TBC

Part III Examinations end

 

TBC

Full Easter Term ends

 

Tues 22 June TBC

NST Part III Astrophysics Examiners meeting

 

Wed 23 June

Approx 09.30 TBC

It will be expected that your examination results will be available to you (and no-one else) via CamSIS

 

Fri 25 June TBC

Part III end-of-year party CMS

 

 Date and Time

Subject

Venue/Details

MICHAELMAS TERM 2020

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

Tues 6 Oct

Full MICHAELMAS TERM begins

 

Tues 6 Oct

09.30

10.00

 

                                              

10.30

 

Student portrait photographs

Introductory meeting with Course Coordinator, Chair of Teaching Committee

Library Tour by Mark Hurn, IoA Librarian

 

Hoyle Foyer/Outside

Sackler Lecture Theatre

 

 

Live online via Zoom Sackler lecture theatre

Tues 6 October

14.00-16.00

 

Computing Induction meeting and laptop set up with IT Team

Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed 7 Oct

 

 

 

Maths Introductory Meeting at CMS - 09.30-11.00

Followed by presentations by DAMTP subject advisers on their courses

Online via Zoom

(CMS to send details)

Wed 7 Oct

12.00-12.30

Meeting with Matt Bothwell on Outreach opportunities at IoA

Sackler Lecture Theatre

Thurs 8 October

Michaelmas Term Lectures begin

(see lecture list)

Thurs 8 Oct

14.00-16.00

 

Computing Induction meeting and laptop set up with IT Team

Online

Undergraduate Journal Club and Social series

Undergraduate Journal Club and Social series

Dates TBC

Tues 13 October

14.30-15.30

Introduction to Linux and and Computing at IoA

Online

Thurs 15 October

14.30-15.30

Introduction to Linux and and Computing at IoA

Online

TBC

IoA Colloquim

Speaker and Title TBC

Online via Zoom

Mon 12-Fri 16 Oct

TBC

 

Project Introduction sessions

Students expected to attend at least some in which they have an interest. A sign up sheet will be sent out first week of term

Ryle meeting room

Mon 19 October

Ranked list of projects to Vasily Belokurov (email: vasily@ast.cam.ac.uk and copy to ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk

Deadline by noon

TBC

PhD/Career advice talk by Professor Paul Hewett

Sackler Lecture Theatre

Tues 20 October

14.30-15.30

Introduction to Linux and and Computing at IoA

Online

Thurs 22 October

Notification of project assigned

Via email from ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk

Thurs 22 October

14.30-15.30

Introduction to Linux and and Computing at IoA

Online

Tues 27 October

14.30-15.30

Introduction to Linux and and Computing at IoA

Online

Date TBC

List of examination courses announced in the Reporter by this date

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

Mon 2 November

Physics Major Topics examination enrolment closes

Via CAMSIS

Monday 2 November

14.30-15.00

Meeting with Course Coordinator and Chair of Teaching Committee (Vasily Belokurov/Chris Tout)

Sackler lecture theatre

Mon 9 November

Physics Major Topics: deadline closes for DoS approval

Via CAMSIS

DECEMBER

 

 

Wed 3 Dec

Last day of Michaelmas lectures

 

Fri 4 December

12pm (no later than)

Interim Progress Report to be delivered to Course Secretary bearing the signatures of the supervisors. Electronic version is acceptable (ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk)

Hoyle Room 6

Fri 5 Dec

Full Michaelmas Term ends

 

LENT TERM 2021

 

 

JANUARY

 

 

Tues 19 January

Full LENT Term begins

 

As soon as possible

Liaise with Project Supervisor to organise supervisions

As appropriate

 

Particle Physics (Major Topic)

Mill Lane

Lecture Rooms TBC

 

Physics of the Earth as a planet (Major Topic)

Mill Lane

Lecture Rooms TBC

 

Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology (Major Topic)

Mill Lane

Lecture Rooms TBC

Thurs 21 January

Lent Term lectures begin

CMS

FEBRUARY

 

 

Tues 23 February

14.30

Craig Mackay

“How to give a PowerPoint presentation”

Sackler lecture theatre

[Wed 24 February

14.30]

[For information: IoA staff presentations to potential Part II/III Astrophysics students, Sackler Lecture Theatre]

Sackler Lecture Theatre

MARCH

 

 

During week commencing Mon 8 March

Timetable for practise 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 in the Hoyle Committee Room. (Please contact Course Secretary ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk to make arrangements in good time as requested)

 

Mon 15 March

Uploading of presentations

Hoyle Committee Room

Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri – 16, 17, 18 & 19 March

Oral presentation practises (20 mins for talk, 10 mins for questions). Project Coordinator, Project Supervisors are part of the audience

Hoyle Committee Room

Wed 17 March

Last day of Lent Term lectures

CMS

Thurs 18 March

12.30-13.00

Feedback meeting with Course Coordinator and member of IoA Teaching Committee

Sackler lecture theatre/Ryle large meeting room TBC

Fri 19 March

Full Lent Term ends

 

EASTER TERM 2021

 

 

APRIL

 

 

Wed 21 April (not later than)

Draft of Final Project Report to be handed to Project Supervisor and to the second supervisor at the same time

 

Dates TBC

Minor Topics Examinations

1B Lab – Cavendish Laboratory TBC

During week commencing Mon 26 April

Timetable for the final oral presentations to be emailed during this period (20 mins for talk and 10 mins for questions)

 

Tues 27 April

 

TBC

Full EASTER Term begins

 

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

 

Dates 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 (ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk) to make arrangements in good time

Hoyle Committee Room

No later than  Tues 4 May by 12pm

Submission of Final Project Report: Deliver one hardcopy 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 also to Course Secretary (ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk) by this deadline

 

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri – 4, 5, 6, 7 May

Formal, assessed oral presentations to Part III Examiners

Hoyle Committee Room

Thurs 6 May By 12pm

Deadline for return of (Maths) forms giving choice of examination papers1:

(It is very important to copy the form to the IoA Course Secretary – email is acceptable ugadmin@ast.cam.ac.uk

 

Undergraduate Office, CMS Pavilion B. B1.28

MAY

 

 

TBC

Deadline for withdrawing a paper – notice via your Director of Studies

Undergraduate office, CMS, B1.28 TBC

 

Part III Examinations – to be announced in ‘Reporter’

CMS – seminar and lecture rooms. Room numbers TBC

JUNE

 

 

TBC

Part III Examinations begin

 

TBC

Part III Examinations end

 

TBC

Full Easter Term ends

 

Tues 22 June TBC

NST Part III Astrophysics Examiners meeting

 

Wed 23 June

Approx 09.30 TBC

It will be expected that your examination results will be available to you (and no-one else) via CamSIS

 

Fri 25 June TBC

Part III end-of-year party CMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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