Congratulations to Karim Sutton, Jerome Wicker and Rajiv Gogna from Chem Cryst, together with some guy from engineering, for making it to the finals of the 2014 University inter-college croquet tournament. This is a truly ridiculous feat and we wish them the best of luck next year!
On June 7th 2014 the first of an irregular series of crystallography five-a-side grudge matches took place: Chem Cryst’s “Co-crystal Palace” stormed to victory over the Goodwin Group’s “Real Space Madrid”.
Jérôme’s Part II project used machine learning techniques to develop predictive models for crystallisation. He has returned to the group for a further 3 years and will be extending his earlier work to the study materials at the edge of crystallinity. He is currently serving as captain of Worcester MCR football team.
For his Part II year, Karim worked in Chem. Cryst. studying ion binding in rotaxanes (in collaboration with Paul Beer’s research group). He has now returned to do a D. Phil. spending part of his time at Diamond Light Source. When he’s not at Diamond he can be found playing darts or cricket for Worcester College.
Karim is a founder member of the Quiztallographers.