18:00-20:00 Informal Welcome Reception in Niels Bohr Room, Schuster Building
Arthur Schuster (1851-1934) was a German born British physicist who contributed to a wide range of physics and to making Manchester a centre for physics studies. Schuster was the first to speculate on and coin the word "antimatter" in a letter to Nature in 1898. He is most well known for his technique for identifying statistically important frequencies present in a time series of observations. He was succeeded as Langworthy professor of Physics by Ernest Rutherford in 1907. The Danish physicist Niels Bohr worked as a postdoctoral student with Rutherford in Manchester from 1911-1912.
Participants are invited to bring drinks (e.g. wine, beer, juices) from their home country
Welcome Reception in Manchester Museum.
The reception will take place in the Living Worlds gallery in the museum.
The University is the largest single-site university in the UK, with 39,000 students and 10,000 staff. In the Academic World Ranking of Universities 2012 it is rated 40th in the world overall, and 13th in the world for physics.
The Manchester Museum is the University museum and has a collection of over six million items from every continent, ranging from Archeology to Zoology and includes a cast of a fossilised T-rex known as "Stan".
Excursion to Chatsworth House
"The great stately home, manicured gardens and perfectly landscaped park of Chatsworth together form a major highlight for many visitors to England. Known as the 'Palace of the Peak' this vast edifice has been occupied by the Dukes of devonshire for centuries. The original house was started in 1551[...]and is surrounded by 25 square miles of gardens complete with a fountain so high it can be seen when you're miles away in the hills." -Lonely Planet, England.This is a half day excursion. We will take packed lunches for the coach on the way there and then visit the house and gardens. On the way back we will stop for a traditional English pub meal.
Tour and Conference Dinner at Old Trafford (Manchester United football stadium)
Manchester United Football Club is arguably the most widely supported football club in the world, and the world's wealthiest sport team. It was founded in 1878 and moved into the Old Trafford football stadium in 1910. It has won 20 English league titles and three European cups. The Old Trafford ground has a capacity of 75,000.