This week we welcomed the latest addition to the Novel Computation Group; Dr. Ing. Ángel Goñi Moreno joins us as a post-doc on the BACTOCOM project. He originally visited for three months last year, from our collaborators at UPM (Madrid), and has obviously not been put off by the Mancunian weather. His recent Ph.D. work has attracted a fair bit of attention; he'll be working on modelling and simulation aspects of the project, and we're delighted to have him. Angel's arrival brings the group numbers up to 15 (4 academics, 2 post-docs, 2 administrators and 6 Ph.D. students, plus a visitor). We've pretty much run out of space in the lab, but it makes for a vibrant atmosphere.
Top tip: When trying to impress family by lighting two adjacent fireworks, one after the other in quick succession, remember that the gas stream from the first will inevitably knock over the second, leading to an unpredictable trajectory. Shortest. Display. Ever.