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Computer Science News

Mathematical Sciences Building 'topped out'

Topping outThursday 1 March saw the university's Mathematical Sciences Building project officially 'topped out': an event celebrating the construction as it reaches its highest point.

To mark the occasion, representatives of each of the Computer Science, Statistics and Mathematics departments decorated a central roof steel beam with an illustration of their subject. For our department, Professor Mike Paterson FRS drew his gadget for proving that the planar 3-colourability problem is NP-hard, a piece of research from the first decade of Computer Science at Warwick that is still fundamental today and being taught to our students. Professor Paterson commented:

I am delighted to have played a part in this momentous and happy event, that celebrates the many contributions of those involved in this project as well as those who have worked towards the three departments reaching this milestone. The state-of-the-art building, constructed by local people, will foster internationally leading collaborative research and teaching in our three rapidly growing subjects.

Tue 06 March 2018, 16:46 | Tags: People Highlight Faculty of Science

Statistics News and Events

Congratulations to Lewis Rendell and David Selby on their Google internships

Congratulations to Warwick Statistics PhD students Lewis Rendell and David Selby for obtaining Quantitative Analyst internships with Google (in Zurich and Paris respectively) for this summer!

Mon 19 March 2018, 13:20 | Tags: Dept, Students, Science, Faculty of Science

Physics Department News

First detection of the second harmonic of decay-less kink oscillations in the solar corona

Fourier analysis of solar EUV observations has revealed two periods within an oscillating coronal loop. This finding has exciting implications for applying seismology generally.

Mon 19 March 2018, 16:51 | Tags: Research

News @ Warwick Chemistry

Dr Matthew Jenner awarded BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Matthew Jenner, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, who has been awarded a BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship. Jenner

Full press release here

Mon 12 February 2018, 06:28 | Tags: news career people ChemBio

Life Sciences News

Physical Sciences Industry Day to welcome businesses to Warwick

Businesses from around the country are coming to the University of Warwick to learn how they collaborate with one of the world’s leading research universities. 

The Physical Sciences Industry Day on 19 March will showcase Warwick’s research capabilities and how they can be directed towards the research development and productivity challenges of industry. 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with Warwick researchers to discuss their business needs and learn how industrial research is driving the work of universities.

Press Release

Tue 13 March 2018, 14:27

Psychology News

School of Engineering News

Warwick Engineering Day - Saturday 17th March

The Warwick Engineering Day is to celebrate engineering in its many forms and showcase the work at the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick.

Doors open at 10am and we're open til 4pm. School of Engineering, University of Warwick, University Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Tue 27 February 2018, 14:30 | Tags: Engineering

WMG News

Award-winning WMG research makes Ford cars lighter and more efficient

Professor Ken Kendall and Members of the Composite Lightweight Automotive Suspension System (CLASS) project at the JEC Innovation Awards in March 2018. Credit WMG, University of Warwick Ford cars could be more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to a new lightweight rear suspension component, designed by the award-winning Innovate UK project Composite Lightweight Automotive Suspension System (CLASS), involving WMG at the University of Warwick.

Led by Ford Motor Company, in partnership with WMG, Gestamp Chassis and GRM, the CLASS project consortium developed a new tieblade-knuckle for a Ford Class C vehicle, a key element for the car’s rear suspension.

An optimised design and manufacturing process developed by WMG enabled the researchers to replace the car’s current multiple-piece fabricated steel component with a single moulding - making a weight saving in excess of 4.5kg per vehicle, a 35% saving on the current part.

This will result in CO2 savings over the lifetime of the vehicle, and the technology is appropriate for much wider vehicle chassis and body applications.

In March 2018, the CLASS project won a JEC Innovation Award, in the Automotive Innovation category.


Oct 2017 Hendrik Weber awarded Philip Leverhulme prize

Hendrik Weber has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme prize for 2017.

Mon 30 October 2017, 08:19 | Tags: People, Mathematics, Faculty of Science