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Read more at: ERC awards grants to Cavendish Academics

ERC awards grants to Cavendish Academics

17 January 2014

The ERC have announced the awards of ERC Consolidator Grants to Dr Mete Atature in AMOP and Dr Pietro Cicuta in BSS; and of an ERC Synergy Grant to Prof Henning Sirringhaus in OE/ME. European Research Council


Read more at: The Institute of Physics 2013 Young Medal and prize awarded to Professor Jeremy Baumberg FRS

The Institute of Physics 2013 Young Medal and prize awarded to Professor Jeremy Baumberg FRS

15 January 2014

We are pleased to announce that Professor Jeremy Baumberg, Head of the Nanophotonics Research Group has been awarded The Institute of Physics Young Medal and prize. Prof James Stirling CBE FRS Head of Department


Read more at: The 2013 Abdus Salam Prize for Graduate Students

The 2013 Abdus Salam Prize for Graduate Students

15 January 2014

The 2013 Abdus Salam Prize for Graduate Students has been awarded to Alexander Gaunt in AMOP for his report on his paper "Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atoms in a Uniform Potential" (Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 200406 (2013). Alex will give the Abdus Salam talk at the Cavendish Graduate Student Conference on Friday December 6th...


Read more at: Collaboration with Microsoft Research produces first results on quantum heat engine

Collaboration with Microsoft Research produces first results on quantum heat engine

15 January 2014

A collaboration between Alex Chin and colleagues at the Cavendish and Stephen Emmott, Head of Computational Science at MSR Cambridge, has produced its first results. In a paper in PRL (Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 253601 (2013) ) they describe a model system inspired by photosynthetic plants which shows enhanced efficiency due to...


Read more at: Personal Promotions

Personal Promotions

30 July 2013

We are delighted to announce the promotions of Dr Chris Ford of the Semiconductor Physics Group to a Professorship and Dr Pietro Cicuta and Dr Ulrich Keyser, both of the Biological and Soft Systems Sector, to Readerships with effect from 1st October 2013. James Stirling Head of Department


Read more at: Dr Suchitra Sebastian awarded an ERC Starting Grant

Dr Suchitra Sebastian awarded an ERC Starting Grant

30 July 2013

Royal Society URF Dr Suchitra Sebastian has been awarded a prestigious 5 year Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for her research project titled UNCONVENTIONAL SUPERCONDUCTIVITY FROM A MOTT INSULATING PARENT MATERIAL'. The ERC was created in 2007 by the European Union to enable the most promising...


Read more at: Relaxing DNA takes its time

Relaxing DNA takes its time

30 July 2013

A team of physicists working at the Universities of Cambridge and Leipzig have used a combination of single molecule techniques and theoretical calculations to follow and quantitatively describe the relaxation dynamics of DNA molecules. The work was published in the journal Nature Communications ( http://www.nature.com/...


Read more at: Making graphene work - Layer-by-Layer

Making graphene work - Layer-by-Layer

30 July 2013

A Cambridge-based collaborative research project led by Dr Stefan Hofmann of the Engineering Department has been awarded £2.3M by the EPSRC (project total £2.83M) to address the manufacturability of graphene and related novel layered 2D materials and to create a basis for a lucrative high-tech graphene industry and product...


Read more at: The good mentorship guide

The good mentorship guide

18 April 2013

Sarah Bohndiek describes some of the key traits postdocs should look for in a potential mentor and offers advice on selecting the right mentor for you. Dr Bohndiek joins the Cavendish on 1 July. Read article in Physics world


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