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Professor Sandra Chapman attended the European Geosciences Union (EGU) meeting to receive her Hannes Alfvén Medal.

On Tuesday 16th April, Professor Chapman was presented her award at the annual EGU meeting in Vienna with over 15,000 people in attendance. Sandra also gave a lecture titled ‘Multiscale matters: when coupling across multiple scales drives the dynamics of solar system plasmas.’

Professor Don Pollacco awarded £3 million European Research Council Grant

Congratulations to Professor Don Pollacco who has just been awarded £3 million from the ERC to develop a ‘digital telescope’ that will be capable of producing a highly sensitive continuous movie of the night sky.

Find out more.

Thu 11 Apr 2024, 11:49 | Tags: Feature News, Press, announcements, Research, Awards, Faculty of Science

Pivoting to COVID research during lockdown – an interview with Professor Rudo Römer, theoretical physicist

The worldwide COVID pandemic was a crisis unparalleled in recent history. The efforts of scientists and researchers around the world in mobilising to find vaccines, treatments, and explanations were equally unparalleled. In this article, we tell the story of one such research collaboration using their collective expertise in protein-modelling to help build a picture of the SARS-CoV-2 virus structure. Moreover, using modern collaborative writing tools, they were able to write up and publish their work during the height of the pandemic.

Tue 02 May 2023, 11:24 | Tags: Press, Staff and Department

Terahertz skin scanner featured on Sky News International

Professor Emma MacPherson was on Sky News International showcasing a new skin scanner which has the potential to transform the way skin cancer is detected and treated. Using pulses of light from the terahertz part of the light spectrum it will detect how far cancer that is not visible has spread under the skin. This will mean that surgical removal can be better planned, more effective and faster. This in turn will reduce patient waiting times and improve patient outcomes as well as reduce costs to the NHS.

Watch the Sky News video.

Mon 03 Oct 2022, 14:40 | Tags: Press, announcements, Research

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