3.9 Cluster hui – Annual Report 2017

The MacDiarmid Institute’s 15th annual cluster hui on nanoclusters was held in Glenorchy in November. 29 MacDiarmid scientists from four universities presented a huge range of work within the cluster umbrella. Presentation topics included optimisation of gas dynamic virtual nozzles for bioimaging applications, the use of evolutionary algorithms for nanocluster morphology determination, and the development of highly accurate methods to model interactions between atoms of Oganesson (an element of which only five or six atoms have ever been detected).

The informal atmosphere of the cluster hui facilitated discussion and it was wonderful to see so many students engaging with each other’s projects. Even more informal discussions continued into the Caples Valley afterwards, for the traditional post-hui tramp.