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From Lab Bench to Backbench: University of Warwick scientist visits politicians in Westminster

Dr Farzana Meru from the University of Warwick will be swapping simulations for legislation when she visits Matt Western MP at the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall for a week in Westminster. The week (1 – 5 March) is part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society—the UK’s national academy of science—with support from the Government Office of Science.

Mon 02 Mar 2020, 13:07 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research

Electric superbike designed by students to race this summer

In a race to be clean and green the motor industry is changing, which has inspired 40 Warwick students to make an electric superbike to race this summer, 2020.

Supercharged light pulverises asteroids, study finds

The majority of stars in the universe will become luminous enough to blast surrounding asteroids into successively smaller fragments using their light alone, according to a University of Warwick astronomer.

Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10:24 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy

Breakthrough made on the next big step to building the world’s most powerful particle accelerator

University of Warwick scientists have played a key role in a discovery that brings us closer to the construction of new types of high-power particle accelerators which would operate at particle energies higher than the Large Hadron Collider. For the first time scientists have observed muon ionization cooling – a major step in being able to create the world’s most powerful particle accelerator.

Thu 06 Feb 2020, 09:43 | Tags: Physics, research

The sun as we've never seen it before - clearest and most detailed images of the Sun revealed

The clearest and most detailed images of the Sun have been captured by the largest telescope in the world. Just-released first images and videos from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, which involves University of Warwick scientists, reveal unprecedented detail of the Sun’s surface, with experts saying it will enable a new era of solar science and a leap forward in understanding the Sun and its impacts on our planet.

Thu 30 Jan 2020, 16:19 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research

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