The Chair of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine gives notice that the Annual Meeting of the Faculty will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, 14 November 2016, in the Committee Room, School of Clinical Medicine (Room 202, Level 2, Bay 13). The business of the meeting will include a report by the Chair and the election of members of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine in class (c) in accordance with Regulation 6 of the General Regulations for Faculties (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 584) and Regulation 1(c) of the General Regulations for the Constitution of the Faculty Boards (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 585), to fill three vacancies. Two will be filled to 31 December 2020 by holders of an NHS appointment at Consultant level, who are certified by the Faculty Board to give instruction to clinical medical students; and one will be filled to 31 December 2020 by a University Officer in the Faculty who is not a Professor or Associate Lecturer.
Nominations for these elections, signed by the proposer who must be a member
of the relevant constituency mentioned above, and by the nominee indicating willingness
to serve if elected; and notice of any other business, should be sent to: The Secretary
of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Box 111,
Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, CB2 0SP, to arrive no later than 12 noon on
Friday, 4 November 2016.
The Chair of the Faculty Board of Economics gives notice that the Annual Meeting of the Faculty will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, 14 November 2016, in the Meade Room, Austin Robinson Building, Sidgwick Avenue. One of the items of business will be to elect three members of the Faculty Board in class (c) (two members to serve for four years from 1 January 2017 and one member to serve for three years from 1 January 2017), in accordance with Regulation 1 of the General Regulations for the Constitution of the Faculty Boards (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 585).
Nominations in writing, signed by the proposer and seconder, together with an indication of the nominee’s willingness to serve, should reach the Secretary, Marie Butcher (email: mab30@cam.ac.uk), Faculty of Economics, Austin Robinson Building, Sidgwick Avenue, by 12 noon on Tuesday, 8 November 2016. It would be helpful if notice of any other business that members wish to be discussed were sent in writing to the Secretary by 10 a.m. on Friday, 4 November 2016.
The Faculty Board of Mathematics gives notice that, in accordance with Regulations 16 and 17 for the Mathematical Tripos (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 369), there will be set in 2017 if candidates desire to present themselves therein, a paper in each of the subjects in the following list. The duration of the paper is shown beside it.
No. |
Subject |
Duration |
102 |
Lie algebras and their representations |
3 hours |
103 |
Representation theory |
3 hours |
105 |
Analysis of partial differential equations |
3 hours |
106 |
Functional analysis |
3 hours |
107 |
Elliptic partial differential equations |
3 hours |
108 |
Topics in ergodic theory |
3 hours |
109 |
Combinatorics |
2 hours |
113 |
Algebraic geometry |
3 hours |
114 |
Algebraic topology |
3 hours |
115 |
Differential geometry |
3 hours |
119 |
Category theory |
3 hours |
121 |
Topics in set theory |
3 hours |
125 |
Elliptic curves |
3 hours |
128 |
Algebras |
3 hours |
129 |
Introduction to addictive combinatorics |
2 hours |
130 |
Ramsey theory |
2 hours |
131 |
Riemannian geometry |
3 hours |
132 |
Riemann surfaces and Teichmüller theory |
3 hours |
133 |
Geometric group theory |
2 hours |
134 |
Linear systems |
2 hours |
135 |
Logic |
3 hours |
136 |
Local fields |
3 hours |
137 |
Modular forms and L-functions |
3 hours |
201 |
Advanced probability |
3 hours |
202 |
Stochastic calculus and applications |
3 hours |
203 |
Schramm-Loewner evolutions |
2 hours |
205 |
Modern statistical methods |
3 hours |
206 |
Applied statistics |
3 hours |
207 |
Biostatistics |
3 hours |
210 |
Topics in statistical theory |
2 hours |
214 |
Percolation and random walks on graphs |
2 hours |
215 |
Mixing times of Markov chains |
2 hours |
216 |
Bayesian modelling and computation |
3 hours |
217 |
Gaussian processes |
2 hours |
301 |
Quantum field theory |
3 hours |
302 |
Symmetries, fields, and particles |
3 hours |
303 |
Statistical field theory |
2 hours |
304 |
Advanced quantum field theory |
3 hours |
305 |
The standard model |
3 hours |
306 |
String theory |
3 hours |
307 |
Supersymmetry |
2 hours |
308 |
Classical and quantum solitons |
2 hours |
309 |
General relativity |
3 hours |
310 |
Cosmology |
3 hours |
311 |
Black holes |
3 hours |
312 |
Advanced cosmology |
3 hours |
314 |
Astrophysical fluid dynamics |
3 hours |
315 |
Extrasolar planets: atmospheres and interiors |
3 hours |
316 |
Planetary system dynamics |
3 hours |
317 |
Structure and evolution of stars |
3 hours |
320 |
Galactic astronomy and dynamics |
3 hours |
321 |
Dynamics of astrophysical discs |
2 hours |
322 |
Binary stars |
2 hours |
324 |
Quantum computation |
2 hours |
326 |
Inverse problems in imaging |
3 hours |
327 |
Distribution theory and applications |
2 hours |
328 |
Boundary value problems for linear PDEs |
2 hours |
329 |
Slow viscous flow |
3 hours |
331 |
Hydrodynamic stability |
3 hours |
332 |
Fluid dynamics of the solid Earth |
3 hours |
336 |
Perturbation methods |
2 hours |
337 |
Convection and magnetoconvection |
2 hours |
338 |
Optical and infrared astronomical telescopes and instruments |
2 hours |
339 |
Topics in convex optimization |
2 hours |
340 |
Topics in mathematics of information |
3 hours |
341 |
Numerical solution of differential equations |
3 hours |
342 |
Biological physics and complex fluids |
3 hours |
343 |
Quantum fluids |
2 hours |
344 |
Theoretical physics of soft condensed matter |
2 hours |
345 |
Environmental fluid dynamics |
2 hours |
The Faculty Board reminds candidates and Tutors that requests for papers to be set on additional subjects should be sent to the Secretary of the Faculty Board, c/o the Undergraduate Office, Faculty of Mathematics, Wilberforce Road (email: faculty@maths.cam.ac.uk) not later than 9 November 2016.
The Director of the Institute of Astronomy gives notice that the following courses will be available for examination in 2017:
These papers, from Part III of the Mathematical Tripos, will be taken in June. Each will be examined by a written paper of three hours’ duration.
301. |
Quantum field theory |
309. |
General relativity |
310. |
Cosmology |
311. |
Black holes |
312. |
Advanced cosmology |
314. |
Astrophysical fluid dynamics |
315. |
Extrasolar planets: atmospheres and interiors |
316. |
Planetary system dynamics |
317. |
Structure and evolution of stars |
320. |
Galactic astronomy and dynamics |
These papers, from Part III of the Mathematical Tripos, will be taken in June and will be examined by a written paper of two hours’ duration.
321. |
Dynamics of astrophysical discs |
322. |
Binary stars |
337. |
Convection and magnetoconvection |
338. |
Optical and infrared astronomical telescopes and instruments |
These papers, from Part III of the Natural Sciences Tripos (Physics), will be taken at the start of the Lent Term and will be examined by a written paper of two hours’ duration. Each paper will consist of three questions of which candidates will be required to answer two; all questions carry equal weight.
Paper 1/PP. |
Particle physics |
Paper 1/PEP. |
Physics of the earth as a planet |
Paper 1/RAC. |
Relativistic astrophysics and cosmology |
These papers, from Part III of the Natural Sciences Tripos (Physics), will be taken at the start of the Easter Term and will be examined by a written paper of one and a half hours’ duration. Each paper will consist of three questions of which candidates will be required to answer two; all questions carry equal weight.
Paper 2/FSU. |
Formation of structure in the universe |
Paper 2/FOA. |
Frontiers of observational astrophysics |
It is recommended that candidates take the equivalent of four 3-unit lecture courses. At least nine units should be selected from the recommended list of courses above. Up to three units may be chosen freely from Part III of the Mathematical Tripos (and need not be relevant to astrophysics), or the allowed list of courses from Part III Physics in the Natural Sciences Tripos, or a mixture of both. The courses offered in Part III of the Mathematical Tripos vary from year to year and may be found in their lecture listing at https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/system/files/partiiiweb_8.pdf. The allowed courses from Part III Physics may be found at http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/students/undergrad/part_iii/lectures/. Students may be examined in up to a maximum of fifteen units in addition to their compulsory project. Students should consult the Part III Course Co-ordinator for guidance about choice of courses.
The Head of the Department of Physics gives notice that the following Major Topics, Minor Topics, and types of further work will be available for examination in 2017.
These papers will be taken at the start of the Lent Term. Each Major Topic will be examined by a written paper of two hours’ duration. Each paper will consist of three questions, of which candidates will be required to answer two; all questions carry equal weight. Candidates are required to take a minimum of three papers. The titles of the papers are as follows:
Paper 1/AQC. |
Advanced quantum condensed matter physics |
Paper 1/BIO. |
Biological physics |
Paper 1/RAC. |
Relativistic astrophysics and cosmology |
Paper 1/PP. |
Particle physics |
Paper 1/PEP. |
Physics of the Earth as a planet |
Paper 1/TQM. |
Theories of quantum matter |
Paper 1/AOP. |
Atomic and optical physics |
Candidates may replace one Major Topic with the paper Quantum field theory (Paper 1/QFT) from Part III of the Mathematics Tripos (taken in June).
These papers will be taken at the start of the Easter Term. Each Minor Topic will be examined by a written paper of one and a half hours’ duration. Each paper will consist of three questions, of which candidates will be required to answer two; all questions carry equal weight. Candidates who are not replacing Minor Topics by other work, as specified below, are required to take a minimum of three papers. The titles of the papers are as follows:
Paper 2/EXO. |
Exoplanets |
Paper 2/FSU. |
Formation of structure in the universe |
Paper 2/FOA. |
The frontiers of observational astrophysics |
Paper 2/GFT. |
Gauge field theory |
Paper 2/MP. |
Medical physics |
Paper 2/NOQL. |
Non-linear optics and quantum states of light |
Paper 2/CP. |
Colloid physics |
Paper 2/PT. |
Phase transitions |
Paper 2/PNS. |
The physics of nanoelectronic systems |
Paper 2/QI. |
Quantum information |
Paper 2/SQC. |
Superconductivity and quantum coherence |
Each paper or piece of further work listed below may replace one Minor Topic:
•A Long Vacation Project (2/LVP) (based on pre-approved project work undertaken during the previous Long Vacation)
•The Entrepreneurship option (2/ENP), which is examined by coursework
•The paper ‘Advanced quantum field theory’ (2/AQFT) from Part III of the Mathematical Tripos (examined in June)
•The examination paper ‘Nuclear power engineering’ (2/4M16) and ‘Mathematical biology of the cell’ (2/4G1) from Part IIb of the Engineering Tripos (examined at the start of the Easter Term)
•The Interdisciplinary papers in ‘Materials, electronics, and renewable energy’ (2/IDP3); ‘Atmospheric chemistry and global change’ (2/IDP1) and (2/IDP2) ‘Climate dynamics and critical transitions’ (all examined in the second half of the Easter Term)
Where candidates take more than three Major Topics, the examiners will use the best three results in determining the class; where candidates take more than three Minor Topics, the examiners will use the best three results in determining the class: all marks will appear on the transcript.