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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...


Read more at: Professor Val Gibson awarded an OBE in The Queens 2021 New Year's Honours
Professor Val Gibson awarded an OBE in The Queens 2021 New Year's Honours

Professor Val Gibson awarded an OBE in The Queens 2021 New Year's Honours

13 January 2021

We are pleased to announce that Professor Val Gibson , Head of the High Energy Physics Group, was awarded an OBE in The Queen's New Years Honours List 2021 for her "services to Science, Women in Science and to Public Engagement."


Read more at: Quantum projects launched to solve universe’s mysterie
Quantum projects launched to solve universe’s mysterie

Quantum projects launched to solve universe’s mysterie

13 January 2021

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is supporting seven projects with a £31 million investment to demonstrate how quantum technologies could solve some of the greatest mysteries in fundamental physics. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have been awarded funding on four of the seven projects. Just as quantum...


Read more at: Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology Awards for Cavendish Researchers

Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology Awards for Cavendish Researchers

15 December 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology has made the following awards to members of the Cavendish Laboratory:- Dr Diana Fusco , lecturer in the Biological & Soft Systems sector, has been awarded a Pump Priming Grant, jointly with Somenath Baksh i (Engineering) for research into "...


Read more at: Prof Jacqui Cole awarded the ACA 2021 B E Warren Diffraction Physics Award
Prof Jacqui Cole awarded the ACA 2021 B E Warren Diffraction Physics Award

Prof Jacqui Cole awarded the ACA 2021 B E Warren Diffraction Physics Award

26 November 2020

Prof Jacqueline Cole, Head of the Molecular Engineering Group in the Cavendish Laboratory has been awarded the American Crystallographic Association's 2021 B E Warren Diffraction Physics Award in recognition of her "important recent contribution to the physics of solids or liquids using X-ray, neutron or electron...