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Part III /MASt Calendar - 2017-18 - 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 2017-18

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 2017
OCTOBER
Mon 2 Oct -starts at 10:00 Tour of CMS site for MASt students only  
Tues 3 October Full MICHAELMAS term begins  

Tues 3 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 3 October 14.00-15.30
(session 1)
 
Computing Induction meeting and set up  with Roderick Johnstone (for Part III students only) Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 4 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

(You are advised to attend the course presentations)

 

All at CMS MR2 and MR3

Wed 4 October
12.30-13.00

Meeting with Carolin Crawford on Outreach oppportunties at IoA Sackler Lecture Theatre
Thur 5  October Michaelmas Term Lectures begin CMS and Cavendish Laboratory (see lecture list)
Thur 5 October
14.00-15.30
(session 2)
Computing Induction meeting and set up  with Roderick Johnstone (for MASt students only) Hoyle Committee
Room

Thurs 5 October 16:00-17:00

IoA colloquium, Gerry Gilmore
Gaia - the mission and first science
Sackler Lecture Theatre
Mon 9 October
14.30-1530
Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 1 (group A  students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 10 October 14.30-15.30  Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 1 (group B students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Wed 11 October
14.30-15.30
Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone)  Lecture 2 (group A students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Thur 12 October 14.30-15.30 Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 2 (Part group B students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Fri 13 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 16 October
14.30-15.30
Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 3 (group A students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 17 October 14.30-15.30 Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone)  Lecture 3 (group B student only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 17 October Notification of project assigned via email from jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk
Wed 18 October
14.30-15.30
Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 4 (group A students only)
NEW
SPO Meeting Room
Thur 19 October
13:15-14:30
Undergraduate journal club and social
Hoyle foyer - lunch venue only 13:15-13:45
Ryle Large Meeting Room

Thur  19 October 14.30-15.30

Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 4 (group B students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Mon 23 October
14.30-15.30
Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 5 (group A students only)
Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 24 October 14.30-15.30 Introduction to Unix and Computing
(Roderick Johnstone) Lecture 5 (group B  students only)
 

 

NEW Monday 30 October
4-5pm

Meeting with Course Coordinator and Chair of Teaching Committee (George Efstathiou/Cathie Clarke) Hoyle Committee Room
Tues 31 Oct List of examination courses announced in the Reporter by this date.  
NOVEMBER    
Thurs 2 November
13:15-14:30
Undergraduate journal club and social
Hoyle foyer - lunch venue only 13:45-14:30
Ryle Large Meeting Room
Thurs 2 November Physics Major Topics examination enrolment closes
 
via CamSIS
Thurs 9 November TBC Physics Major Topics: deadline closes for DsoS approval via CamSIS
Wed 15 November 14.15-14:45 TBC PhD career advice by Paul Hewett Sackler Lecture Theatre
Thurs 16 November
13:15-14:30
Undergraduate journal club and social
Hoyle foyer - lunch venue only 13:15-13:45
Ryle Large Meeting Room
Wed 29 November Last day of Michaelmas Term lectures  
DECEMBER
Fri 1 December noon (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) Teaching Office
Fri 1 December Full Michaelmas Term ends  
     
LENT TERM 2018
JANUARY
Tues 16 January Full LENT Term begins  
As soon as possible Liaise with Project Supervisor to organise supervisions As appropriate
  Particle physics (Major Topic) Sidgwick Ave Lecture Rooms
  Physics of the Earth as a planet (Major Topic) Sidgwick Ave Lecture Rooms
  Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology (Major Topic) Sidgwick Ave Lecture Rooms
Thur 18 January Lent term lectures begin CMS
FEBRUARY    
TBC Undergraduate Journal Club and Social
(lunch venue only  - Hoyle foyer)
Hoyle Committee Room
Fri 9 Feb TBC Deadline to enrol for Physics minor options via CamSIS
Tues 13 Feb TBC Deadline to enrol for Physics minor options via DoS/College
[inform IoA]

TBC

Undergraduate Journal Club and Social
(lunch venue only  - Hoyle foyer)
TBC
[Wed 21 February, 2.30pm] TBC [For information: IoA staff presentations to potential Part II/III Astrophysics students, Sackler Lecture Theatre.] Sackler Lecture Theatre
During week commencing Mon 26 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 in the Ryle Large Meeting Room (TBC). Please contact Course Secretary [jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk] to make arrangements in good time as requested.]

Ryle Large Meeting Room (TBC)
 

Tues 27 February 2pm (TBC)

Craig Mackay
"How to give a PowerPoint presentation"
Ryle Large Meeting Room
MARCH
Wed 14 March Last day of Lent Term lectures CMS

Tues, Wed &Thur
& Fri -- 14, 15 & 16  & 17 March

Oral presentation practices (20 mins for talk, 10 mins for questions). Project Coordinator, Project Supervisors are  part of the audience (this constitutes final and 4th supervision of the Lent Term [i.e. 7th out of total of 8]).
 
Ryle Large Meeting Room (tbc)
Thurs 16 March
12.00-12.30
Feedback meeting with  Course Coordinator and  member of IoA Teaching Committee Ryle Large Meeting Room
Fri 17 March Full Lent Term ends  
EASTER TERM 2018
APRIL
Fri 6 April Candidate letter received via CMS
     
Wed 18 April (not later than) Drafts of Final Project Report - 2 copies, 1 to primary supervisor, 1 to UTO (as appropriate) -  by hand.  
During week commencing Mon 23 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 24 April - Fri  27 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. Ryle Large Meeting Room
MAY    
No later than
Tues 1 May by noon
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 Teaching Office
2 or 3 or 4 May
 
Formal, assessed oral presentations to Part III Examiners
venue tbc
Fri  4 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 IoA Course Secretary - email is acceptable(jm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk.) Faculty Office, CMS,
pigeonhole.
(Ask CMS Recepton for location.)
Wed 23  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 31 MAY TBC Part III examinations begin  
Tues 12 June Part III Examinations end  
Fri 15 June Full Easter Term ends  
Tues 19  June TBC NST Part III Astrophysics Examiners meeting  
Wed 20 June
approx 09.30 TBC
It is expected your examination results will be available to you (and no-one else)  via CamSIS  
From Wed  20 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 22 June Part III end-of-year party CMS  

 

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