9 January 2024
Sir Stewart Cole, KCMG, FRS has joined the Ineos Oxford Institute for antimicrobial research (IOI) as Executive Chair. The IOI is a world-leading centre of research, training and education in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) based at the University of Oxford.
13 December 2023
The Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR), Oxford's first and only engineering and physical sciences research institute located in China, hosted celebratory events on Thursday 7th December to mark its fifth anniversary in Suzhou, China.
24 October 2023
We are pleased to welcome our first cohort of Optiver Foundation Scholars to Oxford as part of this new international postgraduate scholarship programme for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
20 September 2023
In February 2020 the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) team packed up their boxes, moved their books to the VHL and closed the doors on the RSL. This was to allow a thorough refurbishment of the building. Now more than three years later they will be reopening. Read more in this article from the RSL team.
15 September 2023
A reception attended by around 100 academic and professional services staff representatives from across MPLS Division and central services was held at Linacre College this week.
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.
21 June 2023
Researchers across the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (MPLS) have been recognised for their outstanding research impact at the annual MPLS Impact Awards.
17 June 2023
Professors Milner-Gulland (Department of Biology), and Paul Newman and Alison Noble (Department of Engineering Science) are amongst the Oxford academics recognised in the King's Birthday Honours.
10 May 2023
Professor Myles Allen (Geography and Physics), Professor Andrew Goodwin (Chemistry) and Professor James Maynard (Mathematics) have joined as Fellows. Others recognised from the University include the Vice-Chancellor Professor Irene Tracey.
9 May 2023
In October 2022 the University of Oxford became one of nine leading research universities around the world selected to deliver a new global postdoctoral fellowship programme to drive the innovative use of artificial intelligence across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research.
2 May 2023
Professor James H Naismith FRSC FRSB FRS FRSE FMedSci MAE is to become our next Head of Division, formally taking over from Professor Sam Howison on 1 October 2023.
5 April 2023
Running in Hilary Term 2023, i-City (sponsored by MathWorks) invited postgraduate students from diverse disciplines to work in teams and find new ways to deploy AI and Machine Learning tools to solve challenges relating to Smart Cities.
5 April 2023
Four of the six selected projects to drive progress towards developing the next generation of batteries involve researchers from the Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences Division.
24 March 2023
Congratulations to Daisy Hung, Bob Mahoney and Lauren Wild in the MPLS Divisional Office, and Louisa Bailey (Head of Administration and Finance, Earth Sciences), who were amongst the joint winners and finalists for the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Services Awards announced on Tuesday 21 March.
14 March 2023
The University was recognised with one of three awards for UK universities at the Higher Education Business Continuity Network (HEBCoN) Awards 2023 last week in Cardiff, thanks to collaborative work last term, involving staff across MPLS, to prepare for potential energy supply disruption this winter.
9 March 2023
The University of Oxford’s science-inspired art competition is back for its third year and is now open for entries from state school students in Years 5 to 8, across Oxfordshire.
8 March 2023
The annual STEM for BRITAIN competition gives early-career researchers an opportunity to present their work directly to Members of Parliament and other UK policy makers.
15 February 2023
Around 100 guests gathered at the construction site of Oxford’s new Life and Mind Building this afternoon to celebrate a major milestone towards completion of a new home for the Department of Biology and the Department of Experimental Psychology.
18 January 2023
Research staff and academics across the Division have been recognised as winners of the inaugural MPLS Awards for Outstanding Research Supervision, announced today.