17 January 2024
Associate Professors Fernanda Duarte and Jayne Birkby have been named as Finalists in the 2024 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK. The prestigious awards celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of the UK’s most innovative young scientists and engineers.
12 January 2024
Head of Oxford University’s Department of Earth Sciences, Professor John-Michael Kendall, has today been awarded the 2024 Gold Medal for Geophysics from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). The award recognises his outstanding work in the field of seismology (the study of earthquakes and seismic waves in the Earth’s interior) and for his support for the next generation of seismic researchers.
12 December 2023
'Prototypes for Humanity' recognises innovators in science and engineering, working on solutions for social and environmental issues.
5 December 2023
The collaborative project 'Rapid test for Covid-19' by the University of Oxford and Oxsed Limited clinched the top prize, the 'Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering Award.' The team also secured two additional trophies in the categories of 'Innovative Product Award' and 'Business Start-up Award.'
30 November 2023
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) celebrated the finalists of the 2023 NERC Impact Awards on Wednesday 29th November. Two researchers from the Department of Biology received awards, including Dr Sophus Zu Ermgassen who was the winner of the Early Career category.
23 November 2023
Two of those awarded grants are from MPLS Division: Fabrizio Caola, Associate Professor of Theoretical Particle Physics in the Department of Physics, and Aleks Kissinger, Associate Professor of Quantum Computing in the Department of Computer Science.
17 November 2023
The Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for innovation in autonomous robotic technologies. This prestigious award is the highest national honour available to universities and further education colleges across the UK.
Professor Charlotte Deane named as Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
16 November 2023
Professor Deane - who will remain affiliated with the Department of Statistics - is expected to take up the role in January 2024.
Oxford computer science researcher awarded prestigious grant with potential to advance national security
26 October 2023
Dr Sebastian Köhler is among seven researchers awarded postdoctoral research grants by the Government Office for Science and administered by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The fellowships focus on areas of cutting edge unclassified basic research that can support the intelligence, security and defence communities.
12 October 2023
The second year of the Jamies Awards deliver ideas that tackle plastic waste, drug discovery, and bad coffee.
20 September 2023
Professor Bhaskaran (Department of Materials) was elected because of his exceptional contribution to the field of applied nanomaterials and advanced nanoscale engineering.
14 September 2023
Professor John Cardy, Emeritus Fellow at All Souls College, has been named as joint winner of the 2024 Breakthrough Prize. The prize recognises his profound contributions to statistical physics and quantum field theory, with diverse and far-reaching applications in different branches of physics and mathematics.
14 September 2023
Since 2011 the Department of Statistics has held an Athena Swan Bronze Award. This year, the Department has been awarded Silver, reflecting the collective efforts made over the intervening years to work towards greater gender and intersectional equality.
5 September 2023
ERC Starting Grants are part of the Horizon Europe programme and support early-career researchers who demonstrate great promise. Projects span all disciplines of research, from medicine and physics, to social sciences and humanities. All four awarded to Oxford University this year have been made to MPLS researchers.
30 August 2023
Of the 25 awards for 2022-23, announced today, four honour Oxford University researchers for their outstanding contributions to science and medicine, and three have been awarded to MPLS academics.
25 July 2023
We are thrilled to announce our winners for the MPLS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Every other year, alternating with the University-wide VC’s Diversity Awards, we recognise staff and students in MPLS who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to advance ED&I within our communities.
24 July 2023
Six Oxford Mathematicians and two Theoretical Physicists and their collaborators have been awarded Frontiers of Science Awards for their respective research papers at the inaugural International Congress of Basic Science Conference which took place in Beijing, China.
21 July 2023
Professor Windmeijer is Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Statistics. His research interests cover micro-econometrics and causal inference, with strong links to epidemiology and biostatistics.
20 July 2023
Maitha Al Shimmari, a research student in Oxford's Department of Engineering Science, joins the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center's fifth cohort of leading women under the age of 35 in the fields of energy and climate research.