25 February 2020
Professor Simon Benjamin, Professor of Quantum Technologies at the University of Oxford, has today been appointed Deputy Director for Research at the National Quantum Computing Centre.
20 January 2020
Associate Professor Robert Weatherup is a new arrival in the Department of Materials. Continuing its series of ‘amazing people at Oxford you should know about’, ScienceBlog talks to Rob about his research in ‘interfaces science’ and the advances he’s working on for batteries, electric vehicles and sustainable technology.
26 September 2019
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.
4 September 2019
Researchers in the Department of Materials and Department of Engineering Science together with a consortium of researchers from across the UK have been awarded approximately £12M for project “Nextrode” that will research new ways of making the electrodes found in the 6 billion (and growing) Li ion batteries produced every year.
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
£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.
14 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.
17 May 2019
An emerging suite of information technologies based on fundamental quantum physics has been given a boost by researchers at the University of Oxford, who have invented a method to engineer single atomic defects in diamond using laser processing.
14 May 2019
Scientists have unveiled a new integrated photonic hardware that can store and process information in ways similar to that of the human brain.
20 March 2019
A group of Oxford graduate students is spending five weeks taking part in the Aldabra Clean-Up Project – an ambitious collaboration between the University of Oxford and the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF).
Oxford scientists in community-led call for Government inquiry into funding policy impact on diversity in STEMM
28 February 2019
Do science funding policies and cultures prevent UK science from attracting a diverse community of people? This important proposal was put to the Science and Technology Select Committee by over 200 UK scientists, including 15 from Oxford, and will be taken forward by the Government in 2019-20.
4 February 2019
The Oxford Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training (OxICFM CDT) is a new £10.4m EPSRC-funded centre which will train the next generation of synthesis scientists.
21 December 2018
A new device could enable computers that use optics and electrical signals to interact with data
19 December 2018
Professor Séamus Davis has been appointed to spearhead a pioneering research programme to study Quantum Materials for Quantum Technology, in a joint appointment between University College Cork (UCC) and the University of Oxford.