New EPSRC grants will allow University to test materials for next-generation nuclear fission reactors
23 August 2019
Working with US partners, the Departments of Engineering Science and Materials will address some of the key material challenges for the successful development of molten salt or liquid lead cooled reactors
20 August 2019
Researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered that male fruit flies adjust their seminal fluid depending on the levels of competition from other males.
14 August 2019
Contrary to what was widely communicated in media by high-profile figures, researchers at the University of Oxford have found that the movie ‘Finding Dory’ had no impact on increasing demand for blue tang fish, the species of the main protagonist. They did find, however, an increase in online searches for that species, showing that blockbusters can drive information-seeking behaviour about nature.
£1 million grant to establish national thin-film cluster facility for advanced functional materials at Oxford
31 July 2019
The Wolfson Foundation has given £1 million towards the establishment of a new national thin-film cluster facility for advanced functional materials. The facility, which will be hosted and managed by Oxford Physics, will place the UK at the forefront of this cutting-edge field.
31 July 2019
An interdisciplinary research collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge has engineered a novel synthetic plant-microbe signalling pathway that could provide the foundation for transferring nitrogen fixation to cereals.
18 July 2019
Professors Dame Carol Robinson, Peter Holland, Alison Noble and Hagan Bayley have all been recognised for their exceptional and outstanding contributions to science in this year’s Royal Society premier medals and awards.
15 July 2019
Oxford University’s Professor Gideon Henderson has been appointed by the UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to be its new Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).
15 July 2019
Science Minister Chris Skidmore has announced £94 million of funding for the UK’s Quantum Technologies Research Hubs – including a quantum computing and simulation hub led by Oxford University.
11 July 2019
A wild group of endangered Barbary macaques have been observed, for the first time, “consoling” and adopting an injured juvenile from a neighbouring group. The observations by a scientist from Oxford University and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (ifaw) are published today in the journal Primates.
10 July 2019
Dr Becky Smethurst, a Citizen Science project Higgs Hunters and the Digital Delius project have all won a Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Award.
8 July 2019
Splashes are a fact of life, as anyone with children will know. But they’re much more of an issue for inkjet printers, especially when printing circuit boards. For the first time, a team of researchers has identified a way to predict how these splashes will happen – with big implications for the manufacturing sector.
Physicist behind new quantum phenomena and T-ray detection of cancer receives highest Institute of Physics accolade
5 July 2019
Professor Sir Michael Pepper, visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the Institute of Physics (IOP) Isaac Newton Medal and Prize - given for world-leading contributions to physics. Professors Ian Shipsey and Alexander Schekochihin in the Department of Physics have also received IOP awards.
1 July 2019
Professor Newman honoured for developing technology behind autonomous vehicles
28 June 2019
The European Commission has announced the funding of a new Innovative Training Network, led by Oxford University, which will train PhD students in Machine Learning Skills to address Climate Change.
28 June 2019
Marta Kwiatkowska, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College, Oxford has been named as the recipient of the 2019 BCS Lovelace Medal, the top award in computing in the UK, awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
27 June 2019
A team of scientists from the Universities of Oxford, Cornell and San Jose State, collaborating across theoretical and experimental physics and computer science, have developed and trained a new machine learning (ML) technique, to finally understand how electrons behave in important quantum materials. Their far-reaching results are published in Nature.