Charl ran the Bristol 10K race on Sunday, the 5th of May, to help raise money for local charity BISC (or Bristol International Student Centre). He ran with a team of 9 other volunteers and international students, and was very pleased to have finished the race in just over 55 minutes.
Here Charl is celebrating with other BISC runners after the race!
Saravanan and Geri’s last working day and the farewell party at Townhouse, Bristol. Such a wonderful evening with the entire research group.
Thanks to Dr. Charl Faul & Faul’s Research Group
Charl attended the University of Bristol‘s first graduation ceremony in China on Saturday, held in ChinaWorld Hotel in Beijing. There were more than 200 students who received their degrees, including Li Ye, one of the first BCFN Masters’ students!
It was wonderful to share this experience with him – congratulations Li! See also the UoB’s Weibo pages for more photos and further details (in Chinese!).
As today was the last day of term, members of the Hall and Faul research groups descended on Cosmo (as usual!) for an excellent all-you-can-eat buffet lunch!
Wishing all a great Easter break!
This week the Faul group is celebrating the birthdays of Feli and Lizzy. Many happy returns to them both!
Feli cutting her birthday cake
Seven group members (Feli, Saravanan, Angel, Alex, James, Ben and Charl) are attending Elecmol ’12 in Grenoble, France (with 6 posters and 1 oral presentation!). This exciting event, co-organised by our close collaborator Dr Patrice Rannou, has been a very good way of experiencing good science (and some good food!).
The event is held at Minatec’s conference facility in Grenoble.
At the end of a beautiful and sunny day in Bristol … a beautiful sunset, as seen from the Royal Fort Gardens on campus!
Charl, Merv, Peng and David arrived in Kyoto over the weekend before heading off to the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba. On Sunday they had a chance to walk around some of Koyoto’s exquisite temples and very interesting shopping areas, and enjoy some fantastic Japanese food! Certainly worth another visit to this historical city!
Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead
is one of the biggest and most spectacular celebrations in Mexico. During the two first days of November millions of Mexican families adorn streets and houses with colourful ofrendas
or offerings. The main idea behind an ofrenda
is remembering and honouring the memory of your ancestors. Favourite foods or objects of the deceased relatives and colourful decorations -made of paper and cempoaxochitl
flower- are the main components that comprise an ofrenda.
The visual elements used in ofrendas have had a huge impact in Mexican artistic expression, such as paintings, literature and photography. This influence has gone beyond Mexico motivating a group of people in Bristol to create an exhibition. Some members of the group had the chance to see this exhibition guided by Angel, a Ph.D. student in our group.
Ben, Angel, Tom and Carl -from left to right- next to a traditional ofrenda