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How humans learnt to dance; from the Chimpanzee Conga

Psychologist observing two chimpanzees in a zoo have discovered that they performed a behaviour hitherto never seen, they coordinated together in a rhythmic social ritual.

Thu 12 Dec 2019, 10:00 | Tags: psychology, Evolution, Sciences

London air to be kept clean thanks to Warwick researchers

Researchers will build on their existing work on air quality and simulation-based inference to revolutionise pollution forecasting by combining modern machine learning and statistical methodology.

The project will develop and utilise computational techniques based around the simulation of large ensembles of “particles” to allow us to estimate and quantify our uncertainty. These techniques will be combined with models inspired by modern machine learning, particularly utilising deep Gaussian processes to describe the profile of atmospheric pollutants as they evolve over time.

Wed 11 Dec 2019, 14:00 | Tags: Computer Science, Statistics, Environment, air quality

How sand fly mating habits are helping tackle tropical disease in £2.5M project

The tropical disease Leishmaniasis is being tackled by catching female sand flies who carry the parasite that causes the disease.

There are now plans to commercialise the research which involves using male pheromones to attract female sand flies towards insecticide-treated areas. 


Primary pupils visit Warwick for a taste of university

A very special graduation took place on Friday thanks to the partnership between the University of Warwick and national education charity, IntoUniversity. The graduation ceremony, for Y6 pupils from Frederick Bird Primary School in Coventry, marked the end of a five-day programme designed to give the youngsters a taste of what higher education is all about.


European Research Council awards €5.6 million to three Warwick-led projects

Three projects led by University of Warwick researchers are to benefit from a share of €600 million funding from the European Union.

Tue 10 Dec 2019, 12:27 | Tags: Physics, research, Chemistry, WMS, Warwick Medical School

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