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Read more at: Firing up the proton smasher
Firing up the proton smasher

Firing up the proton smasher

19 February 2015

The Large Hadron Collider is being brought back to life, ready for Run II of the “world’s greatest physics experiment”. Cambridge physicists are among the army who keep it alive - See more at: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/firing-up-the-proton-smasher#stha...


Read more at: Planck reveals first stars were born late
Planck reveals first stars were born late

Planck reveals first stars were born late

6 February 2015

New maps from the Planck satellite have uncovered the ‘polarised’ light from the early Universe across the entire sky, and reveal that the first stars formed much later than previously thought. The imaging is based on data from the Planck satellite, and was developed by the Planck collaboration, which includes the...


Read more at: Galactic ‘hailstorm’ in the early Universe
Galactic ‘hailstorm’ in the early Universe

Galactic ‘hailstorm’ in the early Universe

20 January 2015

A group of scientists led by Claudia Cicone (PhD student at Cavendish) and Prof. Roberto Maiolino (Cavendish), have discovered an extremely powerful outflow of gas in a very distant galaxy, at redshift 6.42, close to the epoch of formation of the first galaxies, when the age of the universe was “only” 860 million years (i...


Read more at: Star of Europe Award
Star of Europe Award

Star of Europe Award

19 January 2015

MAGWIRE , an EU collaborative project, in which the Cavendish is one of the academic partners, has won the ' Star of Europe' award from the French government. The project brings together physicists, materials scientists, electronic engineers and industrialists from across Europe to develop ultrahigh density spintronic...


Read more at: Dr Suchitra Sebastian featured in "Nature Careers 2015"
Dr Suchitra Sebastian featured in "Nature Careers 2015"

Dr Suchitra Sebastian featured in "Nature Careers 2015"

5 January 2015

Cavendish Physicist Dr Suchitra Sebastian featured in " Nature Careers 2015 ". Last year, she was listed as one of thirty exceptional young scientists by the World Economic Forum.


Read more at: Dr Sarah Bohndiek awarded the Europoean Commission's 2014 MSCA "Nurturing Research Talent" prize
Dr Sarah Bohndiek awarded the Europoean Commission's  2014 MSCA "Nurturing Research Talent" prize

Dr Sarah Bohndiek awarded the Europoean Commission's 2014 MSCA "Nurturing Research Talent" prize

26 November 2014

Dr Sarah Bohndiek has been awarded the European Commission's 2014 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) "Nurturing Research Talent" prize. The prize was awarded to Sarah during the " Empowerment of the Next Generation of Researchers " conference of the Italian EU Presidency (Trento, Italy, 18-19 November). The honour was...


Read more at: Dr Sarah Bohndiek awarded the 2014 WISE Research Award
Dr Sarah Bohndiek awarded the 2014 WISE Research Award

Dr Sarah Bohndiek awarded the 2014 WISE Research Award

14 November 2014

Dr Sarah Bohndiek, a Group Leader at the Cavendish Laboratory and Cancer Research UK Institute of the University of Cambridge, was awarded the 2014 WISE Research Award at the Ceremony held on Thursday 13th November 2014 at the Southbank Centre and Grange Hotel Tower Bridge, London. This award, which was sponsored by the...


Read more at: Maxwell Centre groundbreaking celebration
Maxwell Centre groundbreaking celebration

Maxwell Centre groundbreaking celebration

3 November 2014

Work begins on £26 million building named after physicist James Clerk Maxwell. Work has begun on a centrepiece building created to pioneer revolutionary “blue skies” research and industrial partnership in the physical sciences. The start of construction on the £26 million Maxwell Centre marks a crucial early stage of a...


Read more at: Maxwell Centre groundbreaking celebration

Maxwell Centre groundbreaking celebration

3 November 2014

Work begins on £26 million building named after physicist James Clerk Maxwell. - See more at: http://www.cam.ac.uk/news/maxwell-centre-groundbreaking-celebration#stha...


Read more at: Prizewinners Dinner 2014
Prizewinners Dinner 2014

Prizewinners Dinner 2014

28 October 2014

The Cavendish Laboratory's Annual Prizewinner's Dinner was held at Peterhouse on Friday 24th October 2014, at which Prof Andy Parker, Head of Department presented the following current students and recent graduates with their prize certificates:- Miss Suna Zekioglu (Emmanuel), the NST Physics IA Prize Miss Tamara Sumarac (...