Congratulations to Daniel Ratliff for passing his PhD viva yesterday (Wednesday 4th October). The examiners were Gennady El (Loughborough) and David Lloyd. The title of his thesis is “Conservation laws, multiphase modulation, and the emergence of universal forms”. His project was supervised by Tom Bridges and Matt Turner. Dan has started a 3-year postdoc at Loughborough on an EPSRC-supported project on quasipatterns. The project team includes Andrew Archer (Leader, Loughborough), Priya Subramian (Leeds), Alistair Rucklidge (Leeds), and Edgar Knobloch (Berkeley).