View the latest news from departments within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine below.
Tom Berrett has received an honourable mention for the Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2023
New Students Joining in 2022
For all those students joining us this autumn, we are pleased to welcome you to the Department of Physics.
Please visit our welcome page for further information.
School kids get a taste of something a bit different to the conventional concept of Chemistry
Earthquakes in Turkey & Syria
Our thoughts are with staff and students affected by the devastating earthquake that has hit Turkey and Syria. People have asked about how they can respond to this; various charitable organisations are coordinating humanitarian efforts that you can contribute to e.g. The Red Cross
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need support, or if you have any concerns about someone else. Students can contact the Wellbeing & Student Support Services team via the wellbeing portal or by calling 024 7657 5570, access bereavement support from the Chaplaincy, or speak to their personal tutor. Staff can access support through the Staff Wellbeing Hub, by contacting the Employee Assistance Programme, or accessing bereavement support from the Chaplaincy.
Our Emeritus Professor David WhitehouseLink opens in a new window who, through his internationally recognised work, promoting women has been promoting the name of University of Warwick, has recently won a ‘Wow’ AwardLink opens in a new window – the first of three such awards given to him by the Vice-Chancellor, Stuart Croft, in December 2022.
Students at WMG at the University of Warwick, recently took part in training for Defence Cyber Marvel 2, Western Europe’s largest live-fire cyber exercise. The training was designed to give the students a taste of cyber competitions ahead of the main event due to take place in February.
WMG entered two teams with 21 students in total, and along with three other teams they formed part of an unofficial Blue Team. The Blue Team were faced with the challenge of defending a large network of machines with different operating systems from a Red Team.
The WMG teams had great success in the training competition, placing second and third overall.
Dr Harjinder Lallie, Discipline Group Leader for Cyber Security at WMG, University of Warwick said: “Both teams did really well and should be proud of their performance in the competition. Their approach and attitude was exceptional and acts as a testament to the exceptional students on the degree course.”
The Defence Cyber Marvel 2 training competition was a fantastic opportunity for WMG students, with the University of Warwick being the only university invited to enter.
The students have established themselves as leaders in Capture the Flag (CFT) competitions and their success at the training competition has led to some of our students being selected to take part in the main event for Defence Cyber Marvel. This is an international Blue Team competition (A Network Defence Competition) involving the best cyber defence teams within the UK and NATO. The competition will test the skills of the participants to stop potential cyber-attacks against the UK.
Here are some comments from some of the students who took part:
"We all had a lot of fun, and it was an excellent opportunity to develop blue-team experience".
“It was a great opportunity to test some of the skills and knowledge that we had learnt over the past three years, in a challenging and well-funded environment. We gained invaluable experience and hope to take part in more similar competitions in the future.”
Find out more about the WMG BSc Cyber Security here: BSc Cyber Security (warwick.ac.uk)
Read more about WMG’s latest cyber security news here: Latest News (warwick.ac.uk)
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon awarded honorary doctorate
The University of Warwick has awarded the eminent mathematician Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa. The award was conferred by the Chancellor Cathy Ashton (The Rt Hon. The Baroness Ashton of Upholland GCMG PC) on 16 January 2023. The Oration can be found hereLink opens in a new window.
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon is a French mathematician. His research concerns differential geometry and mathematical aspects of theoretical physics. A graduate from the French École Polytechnique, he holds a these d’État in Mathematical Sciences from University of Paris VII. He taught Mathematics at the École Polytechnique for over 25 years and was also Director of the Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies. He is a former President of the Mathematics Society of France and the European Mathematical Society. He is also a former President of the European Research Council.
Professor Bourguignon and the Chancellor of the University of Warwick
Dr Hannah James, Specialist Registrar in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at UHCW and PhD graduate from Warwick Clinical Trials Unit has been awarded a very prestigious Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons for her ground breaking surgical education research work.
Dr James recently completed an outstanding body of research for her PhD on the impact of cadaveric surgical training on improving patient outcomes. She becomes the first female Trauma and Orthopaedic (T&O) surgeon to become a Hunterian Professor. Read the full article here