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Read more at: Smart Glass - Could antireflective self-cleaning windows increase the efficiency of solar cells?

Smart Glass - Could antireflective self-cleaning windows increase the efficiency of solar cells?

21 February 2014

A newly-developed coating could enable buildings to have anti-reflective self-cleaning windows and could increase the efficiency of solar cells. Porous films, which use similar properties to those seen in moth eyes in combination with nanoparticles, are being developed into robust, self-cleaning antireflective coatings for...


Read more at: Suchitra Sebastian and Google's Solve for X

Suchitra Sebastian and Google's Solve for X

20 February 2014

Google's Solve for X 2014 Last week, Dr Suchitra Sebastian presented a Moon Shot proposal on a new generation of superconductors at Google's Solve For X 2014 meeting. All 18 Moon Shot proposals can be found here .


Read more at: Resolving the mystery of what happens inside batteries
Resolving the mystery of what happens inside batteries

Resolving the mystery of what happens inside batteries

20 February 2014


Read more at: CavMag 11 focussing on Women in the Cavendish

CavMag 11 focussing on Women in the Cavendish

20 February 2014

We are delighted to report that The Cavendish Laboratory Magazine "CavMag" issue 11 is now available. This issue has a special focus on women in the Cavendish and has been guest edited by Prof Valerie Gibson. Hard-copies may be requested from headsec@phy.cam.ac.uk , or may be downloaded from http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/alumni...


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...