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Why most people follow routines

Fri 17 August 2018

We all have different experiences of the value of routine. Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, explores how to strike a good balance between routine and variety.

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Bad bugs, no drugs: A world without antibiotics

Wed 09 May 2018

Imagine a world where you are quite likely to die after having a tooth out. Sounds like dark ages, right? Well, according to leading researchers, this could be life in the near future because many of the antibiotic drugs we have now are going to stop working.

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Computers can help society but can't solve the human condition

Thu 03 May 2018

In front of a massive white board, full of hand-scrawled symbols and equations, sits Professor Graham Cormode. He has recently been awarded the Adams Prize for Mathematics. It’s a prestigious award from the University of Cambridge, given each year to a UK-based mathematician for distinguished research in the mathematical sciences.

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Five things you need to know about TB

Fri 23 March 2018

If you are under the impression that TB is a disease of the past – you are mistaken. Dr Elizabeth Fullam leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the Fullam Lab at the University of Warwick, studying the bacteria which cause tuberculosis (TB). Her group is carrying out urgent research into understanding the bacterium and finding new treatments for a disease which kills almost two million people worldwide every year. With antibiotic resistance on the rise, TB threatens to kill millions more.

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Equations that changed the world

Tue 13 March 2018

From Pythagoras’s Theorem to the Black-Scholes equation, equations have shaped our lives – even if we weren’t aware of them. In the introduction to his book, 17 Equations That Changed the World, Ian Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, explains the power and beauty behind these mathematical calculations.

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Future Female

Fri 09 February 2018

It’s the UN’s International Day for Women and Girls in Science on February 11. We hear from four of Warwick’s young women research scientists, who share their hopes for their research and the future.

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Star Wars had it wrong about asteroids

Fri 08 December 2017

Professor Ian Stewart, a mathematician from the University of Warwick, is a self-confessed Star Wars enthusiast, but he does have one intergalactic-axe to grind. Here he explains – with maths – why one of the most iconic chases in space just couldn’t happen.

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The science of complexity and the art of control

Fri 08 September 2017

Professor Sandra Chapman knows a lot about complex systems. She is a plasma physicist working in space science and laboratory systems and is Director of the Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics. She has been selected as one of two 2017/18 Lloyds of London Fulbright Scholars and this year she will be working in the USA on the impact of space weather on earth's systems.

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The GOTO Guy

Fri 25 August 2017

Danny Steeghs of the University of Warwick's Astronomy and Astrophysics Group and his fellow researchers and collaborators designed and built a telescope to see the origins of exotic cosmic explosions but the instrument is now operational and sending back data from La Palma in the Canary Islands.

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