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A battle for the jet stream is raging above our heads

A battle for the jet stream is raging above our heads

Physics Research The Conversation

Tim Woollings, Associate Professor in Physical Climate Science in the Department of Physics, discusses the factors affecting changes in the jet stream, in an article first published on the Conversation.

What2019s the story morning glory taxonomy evolution and sweet potatoes

What’s the story Morning Glory? Taxonomy, evolution and sweet potatoes

Scientists at the University of Oxford reveal that the sweet potato and its storage root originated at least 2 million years ago — that is, not only before agriculture but also long before modern humans appeared on Earth.

Restoring ancient greek inscriptions using ai deep learning

Restoring ancient Greek inscriptions using AI deep learning

Computer science

Researchers Thea Sommerschield and Professor Jonathan Prag (Faculty of Classics, Oxford), alongside Yannis Assael (Google DeepMind and Oxford’s Department of Computer Science) explain how they have been working to restore damaged ancient Greek inscriptions using DeepMind AI.

Hester cordelia parsons fund

Hester Cordelia Parsons Fund 2019-20: Call for Applications

Funding Plant sciences Zoology

Applications are invited from members of the University for grants that support the costs of research in experimental biological science.

Creating fake rhino horn with horse hair to help save the endangered rhino

Creating fake rhino horn with horse hair to help save the endangered rhino

Research Zoology

Scientists from the University of Oxford and Fudan University, Shanghai, have invented a way to create fake rhino horn using horse hair. Published in Scientific Reports they hope their method will provide a blueprint to create credible fakes that could eventually flood a market which has decimated the wild rhino population.

Oxford university to play major role in project to map genomes of all life in the british isles

Oxford University to play major role in project to map genomes of all life in the British Isles

Research Zoology

The University of Oxford is a partner in a consortium awarded a £9.4 million research grant from the Wellcome Trust. Coordinated by the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Hinxton, the Darwin Tree of Life project aims to determine the complete DNA sequence or genome of every species of animal, plant, fungus (and more) in the UK.

Oxford led doctoral training partnership to offer over 175 graduate scholarships in the biosciences

Oxford-led doctoral training partnership to offer over 175 graduate scholarships in the biosciences

Award MPLS

The University of Oxford and its partner organisations have been awarded funding that will support the training of over 175 bioscience graduate students as part of £170 million investment in bioscience by the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation).

Professor eleanor stride recognised as one of the 100 most influential women in engineering

Professor Eleanor Stride recognised as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering

Engineering Women in science

List produced by Inclusive Boards in partnership with the Financial Times highlights achievements of senior women in engineering

Professor donal bradley receives the 2019 e mrs jan czochralski award

Professor Donal Bradley receives the 2019 E-MRS Jan Czochralski award

Award MPLS Physics

The award is in recognition of Professor Bradley's achievements in the field of Advanced Materials Science.

Research spotlight for black history month tanesha allen department of zoology

Research Spotlight for Black History Month: Tanesha Allen, Department of Zoology

Equality and Diversity Women in science Zoology

Tanesha Allen discusses her research studying the behaviours of European badgers, transatlantic culture shock and how her experience as a black female scientist compares to others in her field.

The irresistible pull 2013 when massive stars collide

The irresistible pull – when massive stars collide

Physics Research

All neutron stars are magnetic, but some are more magnetic than others. The latter, so-called magnetars, are the strongest magnets in the Universe. How do these massive stars acquire their large magnetic field? A team of astrophysicists from Germany and the UK may now have solved the more than 70-year-old conundrum of the origin of strong magnetic fields in massive stars.

Professor john goodenough wins 2019 nobel prize in chemistry for lithium ion battery research

Professor John Goodenough wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for lithium-ion battery research

Award Chemistry Medical science

Professor John B Goodenough from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work at Oxford University that made possible the development of lithium-ion batteries.

A filament fit for space silk is proven to thrive in outer space temperatures

A filament fit for space - silk is proven to thrive in outer space temperatures

Research Zoology

Scientists from the universities of Oxford, Shanghai and Beijing who discovered that natural silks get stronger the colder they get, have finally solved the puzzle of why.

Deepmind renews commitment to under represented students at oxford

DeepMind renews commitment to under-represented students at Oxford

Computer science Engineering Equality and Diversity Funding

DeepMind, the leading British artificial intelligence company, has renewed and extended its commitment to supporting students at the University of Oxford following the success of its inaugural scholarships for under-represented groups, announced in 2018.

Machine learning helps open up new possibilities for array of quantum devices

Machine learning helps open up new possibilities for array of quantum devices

Materials science Research

Scientists from the Universities of Oxford, in collaboration with University of Basel and Lancaster University, have developed an algorithm that can be used to measure quantum dots automatically.

Making maths relevant to the climate strikes

Making maths relevant to the climate strikes

Maths Physics Schools

Scientists at the University of Oxford work with students to write new GCSE and A-level maths practice questions that help to integrate climate change into the school curriculum.

University of oxford celebrate successful bids for wellcome trust phd programmes

University of Oxford celebrate successful bids for Wellcome Trust PhD programmes

Award Funding

Three new funded schemes from the Medical Science Division and MPLS Division have been awarded a four-year PhD programmes in science by the Wellcome Trust.

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