I think that many people think that they want to study and study overseas after graduation or while studying abroad. This time I got a degree in 2016 and decided to introduce my present research life to Mr. Yamashita who is from the laboratory working at Cambridge University. (Suzuki Kojiro)
Hello. It is Yamashita who is postdoctoral at Cambridge University. I think that there are not many opportunities to hear stories from overseas universities, so I would like to talk about the Cambridge university I belong to. Cambridge is a city located less than an hour by train from London, and Cambridge University is famous for producing the most Nobel Prize winners in history, but the point that is very different from Japanese universities is that they take a college system It is that. A total of 31 colleges are scattered in the city of Cambridge, selection of enrollments is carried out for each college, students must belong to one of the colleges. Each college has lodgings, dining halls, churches, etc. in addition to the classroom where lectures are given, students live in colleges and live based on colleges. (As graduate students, some people live in share houses etc However. There are not only lectures but also various events at the college, there are parties to be held at an overnight college called May ball in June, watching Shakespeare’s plays in the summer, concerts on the river, now Students and university staff are able to enjoy living in Cambridge by taking a Christmas dinner at a dining room (which is Oxford’s college) that comes out on Harry Potter in the season of Harry Potter.
Well, although I am a numerical analysis laboratory of the department of physics to which my department belongs, five postdoctoral fellows and approximately thirty graduate students (within PhD students more than twenty) belong to and most of them belong to salary from university or laboratory I am doing research while receiving it. Even with the Department of Physics, we are aggressively pursuing joint research with companies such as Boeing, so we are doing research on the engineering side rather, mainly to build a numerical analysis method to deal with the multiphysics problem , I am doing research on contents that apply to actual problems. For myself, I am advancing research to further develop a direct simulation method of Sonic Boom (a phenomenon that a shock wave generated from a supersonic aircraft generates an explosive sound on the ground) we have been working on since Suzuki Laboratory student days. Visitors from companies and universities frequently enter and leave the laboratory, some of whom stay for several months. Also, since seminars are well practiced, well-known teachers like those coming out in Japanese textbooks are wandering around here. Compared to Japanese universities, the number of postdoctoral fellows and PhD students is overwhelmingly large, so we can also tackle big projects with members of the laboratory as well as research discussions, I am wondering if it is a blessed environment.
Finally, the students of Cambridge University are multinational and the proportion of those from the UK is never high (in the case of my laboratory, it is about 20%). There are few people who are walking in the city and meeting Japanese, but there are also Japanese students at Cambridge University, and some researchers are coming as short visitors, so if you are interested in Cambridge investigate Then, applying it may be a valuable experience. (The picture is Newton’s apple tree in Trinity College)
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