4 June 2018
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30 May 2018
Professor David Macdonald and Dr Merryl Gelling of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) discuss recent work which questions the efficacy of the mitigation technique and looks at ways to better protect one of Britain’s most endangered wild mammals, the water vole.
21 May 2018
Oxford University has received a Race Equality Charter bronze award from Advance HE. It means Oxford is one of only 10 UK universities to hold this award.
18 May 2018
Vicky Neale, Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute, and Lizzie Kimber, Programme Leader for Mathematics at Bishop Grosseteste University, discuss the different ways of thinking about maths in an article first published on the Conversation
11 May 2018
Researchers in the Department of Chemistry have developed a crop stimulant that increases yields by 20%.
11 May 2018
Marina Filip, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, and Feliciano Giustino, Professor of Materials, both in the Department of Materials, explain how elementary geometry and modern data analytics can be combined to predict the existence of thousands of new materials called ‘perovskites’, as shown in their recent publication in PNAS.
8 May 2018
Cycling science is a lucrative and competitive industry in which small advantages are often the difference between winning and losing. For example, the 2017 Tour de France was won by a margin of less than one minute for a total race time of more than 86 hours. Such incremental improvements in performance come from a wide range of specialists, including sports scientists, engineers, and dieticians. How can mathematics assist us?
1 May 2018
Gijsbert Werner, Postdoctoral Fellow and Stuart West, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, both in the Department of Zoology, explain the process of plant cooperation, in relation to their new study published in PNAS, which has shed light on why cooperative relationships breakdown.
27 April 2018
Dr Ben Lambert, who recently achieved his DPhil through the Doctoral Training Centres and the Department of Zoology, is soon to publish a book on Bayesian statistics. Ben wrote the majority of the book alongside his DPhil as well as running courses in Bayesian statistics in the DTC. Here, he explains the journey behind the 'Students Guide to Bayesian Statistics'.
23 April 2018
This blog post is adapted from an article published by the Gemini Observatory. Even after decades of observations, and a visit by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, Uranus held on to one critical secret: the composition of its clouds. Now, one of the key components has finally been verified.
19 April 2018
Is it possible to use natural resources effectively and protect the Earth's wildlife and biodiversity? Oxford University scientists have proposed a new framework that could achieve exactly that. William Arlidge, a doctoral student and Professor EJ Milner-Gulland, Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity; Director, Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science; Fellow of Merton College, discuss their new research as featured in BioScience.
11 April 2018
Caoimhe Rooney, a postgraduate researcher in the Mathematical Institute, applied for an award from the EPSRC National Productivity Investment Fund managed by MPLS Division. It enabled her to take part in the 2018 International Space University Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program in Australia, aimed at those hoping to enter the space industry. Here Caoimhe writes about that experience and what she hopes to do next.
30 March 2018
Professor Marta Kwiatkowska from the Department of Computer Science discusses her research specialism in developing modelling and analysis methods for complex systems in an interview for the University's Science Blog. This work includes those arising in computational networks (which are applicable to autonomous technology), electronic devices and biological organisms.
30 March 2018
Dr Paula Boddington is a research associate in the Department of Computer Science, specialising in developing codes of ethics for artificial intelligence. She was interviewed for the University's Science Blog.