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New epsrc grants will allow university to test materials for next generation nuclear fission reactors

New EPSRC grants will allow University to test materials for next-generation nuclear fission reactors

Engineering Materials science

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

Lord of the flies competition breeds a better ejaculate

Lord of the flies: competition breeds a better ejaculate

Research Zoology

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.

201cthe nemo effect201d is untrue animal movies promote awareness not harm

“The Nemo effect” is untrue: animal movies promote awareness, not harm

Research Zoology

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.

Ps1 million grant to establish national thin film cluster facility for advanced functional materials at oxford

£1 million grant to establish national thin-film cluster facility for advanced functional materials at Oxford

Funding MPLS Materials science Physics

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.

Engineering new signalling networks to produce crops that need less fertiliser

Engineering new signalling networks to produce crops that need less fertiliser

Plant sciences Research

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.

Four of oxford2019s leading scientists scoop royal society awards

Four of Oxford’s leading scientists scoop Royal Society awards

Award Chemistry Engineering MPLS Zoology

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.

Oxford professor appointed chief scientific adviser at defra

Oxford professor appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at Defra

Earth sciences Research

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).

Oxford to lead quantum computing hub as part of uk2019s research and innovation drive

Oxford to lead quantum computing hub as part of UK’s research and innovation drive

Engineering Funding Materials science Physics

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.

Unprecedented display of concern towards injured monkey offers hope for endangered species

Unprecedented display of concern towards injured monkey offers hope for endangered species

Research Zoology

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.

Dr becky smethurst wins vice chancellor2019s public engagement with research award

MPLS researchers recognised at Vice Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards

Award Physics Public Engagement Women in science

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.

Scientists map huge variety of animal life cycles

Scientists map huge variety of animal life cycles

Research Zoology

Scientists have pinpointed the “pace” and “shape” of life as the two key elements in animal life cycles that affect how different species get by in the world.

Researchers uncover secrets behind the dynamics of splashing

Researchers uncover secrets behind the dynamics of splashing

Engineering Research

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

Physicist behind new quantum phenomena and T-ray detection of cancer receives highest Institute of Physics accolade

Award Chemistry Physics Research

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.

Royal academy of engineering silver medal for pioneering engineer professor paul newman

Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal for 'pioneering engineer' Professor Paul Newman

Award Engineering

Professor Newman honoured for developing technology behind autonomous vehicles

Oxford leading network to constrain the role of aerosols and clouds for global warming with ai

Oxford leading network to constrain the role of aerosols and clouds for global warming with AI

Physics Research

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.

Oxford university professor named as bcs lovelace medal winner 2019

Oxford University Professor named as BCS Lovelace Medal Winner 2019

Award Computer science Research Women in science

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.

Machine learning helps solve a puzzle of how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level

Machine learning helps solve a puzzle of how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level

Physics Research

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.

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