Erik Garcia Neefjes
3rd Year PhD Student
The conference exceeded my expectations with great speakers talking from gravitational waves to water waves as well as light, sound and vibrations (to name just a few!) They showcased - the well known fact of - how waves describe so many physical phenomena of the world that surrounds us.
After this, I headed up to Sydney and visited Prof. Nicole Kessissoglou and her research group at the University of New South Wales with whom I spent a great day and was shown some of their fantastic work in the field of acoustic metamaterials. I went for a small trip down to the stunning South Coast and got to see first hand the impact that the fires had on the small communities, it was devastating to see how so many homes have been completely burned down as well hectares of land.