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Read more at: Applications are open for the first Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship at Girton College
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Applications are open for the first Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship at Girton College

4 May 2021

A new initiative created by the Cavendish Arts Science programme at the University of Cambridge is welcoming applications from artists across the globe. The first Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship at Girton College is a unique collaborative opportunity open to artists internationally and is not confined to any single...


Read more at: Dr Tina Potter awarded Pilkington Prize for teaching excellence
Tina Potter

Dr Tina Potter awarded Pilkington Prize for teaching excellence

23 April 2021

Many congratulations to our reader in High Energy Physics Dr Tina Potter who has been awarded a Pilkington Prize for her teaching. The Pilkington Prizes are awarded annually to members of staff in recognition of their contributions to teaching excellence. The awards were initiated by Sir Alastair Pilkington, who believed...


Read more at: Three European Research Council grants awarded to Cavendish researchers
Zoran HADZIBABIC, Sir Richard FRIEND and Henning SIRRINGHAUS

Three European Research Council grants awarded to Cavendish researchers

22 April 2021

Professors Zoran HADZIBABIC, Sir Richard FRIEND and Henning SIRRINGHAUS are amongst the 12 University of Cambridge researchers to win advanced grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe’s premier research funding body. The Cavendish has the most grant winners within the University, which itself has the second-...


Read more at: From extravagant to achievable - pushing the boundaries of research to find life beyond Earth
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From extravagant to achievable - pushing the boundaries of research to find life beyond Earth

20 April 2021

The University of Cambridge is creating a new research initiative, bringing together physicists, chemists, biologists, mathematicians, and earth scientists to answer fundamental questions on the origin and nature of life in the Universe. Led by 2019 Physics Nobel Laureate Professor Didier Queloz , the Cambridge Initiative...


Read more at: Dr Eloy de Lera Acedo awarded STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship
Dr Eloy de Lera Acedo awarded STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

Dr Eloy de Lera Acedo awarded STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

18 March 2021

Dr de Lera Acedo from Cavendish Astrophysics and the Kavli Institute of Cosmology in Cambridge has been awarded a prestigious STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship (STFC ERF). Dr de Lera Acedo’s research focuses on the study of the early epochs of our Universe via observations of the hyperfine 21-cm line from primordial...


Read more at: From a window to a mirror: new material paves the way to faster computing
From a window to a mirror: new material paves the way to faster computing

From a window to a mirror: new material paves the way to faster computing

16 March 2021

Research led by the Cavendish Laboratory has identified a material that could help tackle speed and energy, the two biggest challenges for computers of the future. Research in the field of light-based computing - using light instead of electricity for computation to go beyond the limits of today’s computers - is moving...


Read more at: STEM for Britain Silver medal for Marlini Simoes
STEM for Britain Silver medal for Marlini Simoes

STEM for Britain Silver medal for Marlini Simoes

11 March 2021

Marlini Simoes, PhD researcher in the fracture and shock physics group in the Cavendish Laboratory has been awarded the silver medal at the STEM for Britain 2021 poster competition. In her research, supervised by Dr Chris Braithwaite, Marlini conducts dynamic impact tests at high velocities. Her poster “3D printing Smart...


Read more at: We've Misplaced 96% of the Universe - Cavendish PhD student gives TEDxLondonWomen talk
We've Misplaced 96% of the Universe - Cavendish PhD student gives TEDxLondonWomen talk

We've Misplaced 96% of the Universe - Cavendish PhD student gives TEDxLondonWomen talk

9 March 2021

PhD student Claire Malone, in her final year of her PhD in the High Energy Physics group, was recently invited to give a talk as part of the TEDxLondonWomen series. Her talk takes us on her journey to find the missing dark matter and dark energy that make up 96% of the universe around us. To watch the talk on YouTube here...


Read more at: Isaac Physics offering to provide FREE GCSE Physics workbooks to 8000 students
Isaac Physics offering to provide FREE GCSE Physics workbooks to 8000 students

Isaac Physics offering to provide FREE GCSE Physics workbooks to 8000 students

28 January 2021

Isaac Physics is offering to provide FREE GCSE Physics workbooks to 8000 students who have difficulty accessing online resources. These 182 page books, which contain notes, worked examples and practice questions, are normally sold for £1 + P&P but this University of Cambridge project will provide them for free and pay...


Read more at: Professor Roberto Maiolino awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship
Professor Roberto Maiolino awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship

Professor Roberto Maiolino awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship

15 January 2021

The Royal Society has announced that Professor Roberto Maiolino has been awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship. The Royal Society citation states that "Professor Roberto Maiolino will use two new cutting- edge facilities to measure the chemical enrichment of galaxies out to the earliest epochs of galaxy formation...