Thursday, 5 March 2015

... and then there were three

The University of York has announced the appointment of Prof. Jacek Dobaczewski as the head of their newly-created theoretical nuclear physics group.  

This brings the number of nuclear theory groups in the UK to three (though see footnote on a previous post).  Soon there will be an advert for a lectureship at York, too, and the historical anomaly of nuclear theory being conspicuously undermanned will start to reverse.  

From my point of view, it's great to have Jacek here.  His research area, in density functional theory, has a large overlap with my own, and for the first time since I've been an academic in the UK, my PhD students will now have the possibility of moving to another UK group for a post-doctoral position after completing their PhD.