Small colourful hedgehogs are awaiting students to make a meaningful contribution during their studies. The hedgehogs are sourced from a local book shop (and proceedings from their sale help support real hedgehogs in the wild). The Hedgehog Fund was established in 2010 (and is a pun on the Hedge Funds that were all the talk after 2008 financial crash).
Awardees on the Science of Music module 2019/20:
Melanie Chen for creating her intro music clip using AI and sharing the AI - generated music project with the class
Ben Rawlinson for finding and explaining an error in a quiz question which lay unnoticed by anyone since 2016
James Haig and Rosie Maclver-Redwood for co-delivering lecture on Voice, singing performances and presenting their own research on vowels and voice.
Daniel Luce for finding an error in a new quiz question and re-writing it for future cohorts to improve understanding and help with revision
Hedgehogs are featured prominently in a broad range of scientific literature. Here are some highlights. For a fuller Maths and Physics related list please see the hedgehog fund
A. Denise et al,
The Elegance of Sonic Hedgehog: Emerging Novel Functions for a Classic Morphogen,
Journal of Neuroscience, 2018, 38 (44) 9338-9345
Apparently, the LC monitors you probably use every day can be a home to a whole universe of hedgehogs: Hedgehogs Radial and Hyperbolic, and less orderly Metastable and Drunken ones...
Guendelman, E. I., Rabinowitz, A. I.
No hedgehogs were killed during this work
Cladis, P. E.; Brand, Helmut R.
By far the most impressive title of a research paper we have found!
Hyperbolic hedgehog’ steers active droplets in a liquid crystal, Physics World, Nov 2020
It is a hedgehog-friendly article explaining a recent paper in
Conclusion? Everything is better with hedgehogs!