School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science Research Conference SPECS 2023

Event details


13 June 2023




Loic Coudron




University of Hertfordshire, College lane, Lindop Building, Foyer

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The School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science (SPECS) research conference is an annual local event aiming to celebrate research excellence and innovation in SPECS and a great opportunity for students, staff, collaborators and eminent external guests to share expertise, present new scientific knowledge and discuss innovative ideas. Like in previous years, SPECS 2023 aims to showcase the broad landscape of research and innovation taking place in SPECS in topical areas of Maths, Theoretical Physics, Astronomy, Engineering and Computer Science.

The programme

Conference opening

By Professor John Senior, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise).

Round table

This year, we will explore the topic of Sustainability and Innovation through a round table discussion with

  • Paul Witcombe, Head of Enterprise and Innovation at Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership;
  • Howard Partridge, Strategic Partnerships Manager, East of England at Innovate UK;
  • Timothy Clement, Head of Carbon & Environment, Morgan Sindall Construction UK
  • Edward C, Lead on Sustainability, National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), UK
  • Daniel McCluskey, Deputy Dean of SPECS, University of Hertfordshire;

*more speakers to be confirmed

Plenary talks

Important to all of us, understanding our weather and climate is paramount to build our future societies. Our first Plenary Speaker, Dr Anthony Baran from the Met Office and co-workers will present the world’s first consistent treatment between aerosol–ice interactions and radiation, and its impact in a weather model

AI is a fascinating subject that increasingly gains real tangible repercussion on our everyday lives. To talk about this topical area and how it interacts with our human behaviours, Dr Christoph Salge, Reader in Artificial Intelligence in Games, will present his recent research interest in computer games as a way to study AI/humans interaction.

Finally, Dr Leron Borsten will explore the boundaries of our current knowledge in theoretical physics and what constitute the foundation of the four fundamental forces by asking: Is Einstein the square of Yang-Mills?

Contribution and Posters

Full programme available to download here


University of Hertfordshire, College Lane