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Read more at: One step closer to making terahertz technology usable in the real world
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One step closer to making terahertz technology usable in the real world

23 May 2022

Researchers have discovered a new effect in two-dimensional conductive systems that promises improved performance of terahertz detectors. The fact that such effects can exist within highly conductive, two-dimensional electron gases at much lower frequencies has not been understood so far, but we have been able to prove...


Read more at: Researchers from Cambridge and Oxford to develop novel energy and bioelectronic materials with new EPSRC Programme Grant
Researchers from Cambridge and Oxford to develop novel energy and bioelectronic materials with new EPSRC Programme Grant

Researchers from Cambridge and Oxford to develop novel energy and bioelectronic materials with new EPSRC Programme Grant

17 May 2022

The new EPSRC Programme Grant will investigate and tackle some fundamental research challenges that could lead to a new generation of soft functional materials for applications in photodetection and photovoltaics, photocatalysis, thermal energy harvesting, energy storage and bioelectronics. We will use this programme grant...


Read more at: Cambridge’s global reputation in Physics and Astronomy recognised in REF 2021
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Cambridge’s global reputation in Physics and Astronomy recognised in REF 2021

12 May 2022

The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) have highlighted the global impact of Cambridge’s research in the field of Physics and Astronomy. 99% of Cambridge’s overall submissions within the Physics and Astronomy Unit of Assessment – to which our departments made a significant contribution – have been...


Read more at: Dr. Roberto Maiolino is honoured with the prestigious Royal Society Fellowship
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Dr. Roberto Maiolino is honoured with the prestigious Royal Society Fellowship

10 May 2022

Dr. Roberto Maiolino has been awarded the Royal Society fellowship for his cutting edge research in extragalactic astronomy. His research focuses upon the formation of galaxies using observations collected at some of the largest ground-based and space telescopes. I am truly honoured by such a prestigious appointment. Being...


Read more at: £5M grant awarded to Cavendish Astrophysics to build “brains” of the world’s largest radio telescope
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£5M grant awarded to Cavendish Astrophysics to build “brains” of the world’s largest radio telescope

11 April 2022

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is the world’s largest radio telescope, which recently received the go-ahead to start its £2bn construction phase in Australia, southern Africa and the UK. To be complete by 2028, the SKA is anticipated to operate for the next 50 years. “It is extremely exciting for us to start construction...


Read more at: Cambridge Theory of Condensed Matter researchers receive multi-million funding for critical innovation
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Cambridge Theory of Condensed Matter researchers receive multi-million funding for critical innovation

6 April 2022

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) has awarded a Critical Mass Grant to Theory of Condensed Matter researchers at the University of Cambridge. The £3.67million grant will enable them to advance their world-leading research, which will focus on the study of dynamical phenomena. The flexible, long-term...


Read more at: New Fermi arcs could provide a new path for electronics
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New Fermi arcs could provide a new path for electronics

31 March 2022

Newly discovered Fermi arcs that can be controlled through magnetism could be the future of electronics based on electron spins. These new Fermi arcs were discovered by a team of researchers from Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University (USA), in collaboration with the University of Cambridge. During their investigation...


Read more at: Dr Diana Fusco wins prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program grant
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Dr Diana Fusco wins prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program grant

24 March 2022

The award worth $1.2 million will support research into biofilms and their resilience to complex environment. As an Early Career investigator, it can be difficult to start cutting-edge, risky projects with other laboratories in different countries Diana Fusco Dr Diana Fusco, Assistant Professor in Biological Physics at the...


Read more at: Dr Abe Yoffe (1919 - 2022)
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Dr Abe Yoffe (1919 - 2022)

23 March 2022

We are saddened to learn of the death on 22 March of Dr Abe Yoffe, Emeritus Reader in Physics and Emeritus Fellow of Darwin College, at the age of 102. Dr Abraham (Abe) Yoffe was a member of the former Physics and Chemistry of Solids group (PCS) which transferred from the (then) Department of Physical Chemistry to the...


Read more at: New ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Cavendish researcher to develop microscopy technique for quantum simulators
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New ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Cavendish researcher to develop microscopy technique for quantum simulators

17 March 2022

Cavendish Laboratory researcher, Professor Ulrich Schneider, is one of the winners of the European Research Council’s (ERC) latest round of Consolidator Grants, backed with some €632 million to tackle big scientific questions of our time. Professor Schneider, who leads the Many-Body Quantum Dynamics group at the Cavendish...