Maths PhD student through to Three Minute Thesis final

Jenny Chakravarty is one of eight doctoral researchers through to the Bristol final of the Three Minute Thesis competition.

Nineteen researchers competed in the semi-final on 30 April, delivering spoken presentations on their research topic with just one slide and in no more than 180 seconds.

The eight finalists of the 2019 Bristol Three Minute Thesis competition

Jenny’s research topic is ‘Security over the Air for 5G and Beyond’. She will now go on to compete in the final, held from 4:30pm on Wednesday 15 May at Colston Hall. The event is free and open to members of the public.

She said: ‘I’m excited to get through to the final of the 3MT competition. Summarising years of research into 180 seconds is so difficult and hearing other researchers’ presentations was also interesting. Maths can be difficult to get across, and I’m lucky to have the communications application to help with that.’

Professor Oliver Johnson, Jenny’s lead supervisor, said: ‘We’re very proud of Jenny for her success in the competition so far. 3MT is a great way to practise communicating your research to a public audience and to be recognised for these skills is fantastic.’

Jenny is part of Bristol’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications. CDT Director, Professor David Bull, said: ‘This is a great achievement, not only demonstrating Jenny’s research excellence, but also her ability to communicate her ideas effectively and succinctly.’

Further information

See the full list of finalists on the Bristol Doctoral College’s website.

Book your free ticket for the Research without Borders exhibition on 15 May.