Tue, 30 Aug 2022 15:50:00 BST
Scottish scientists are teaming up with researchers from Zambia to find new ways to diagnose and treat a condition which affects millions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The visit is part of an ongoing £2.9m UKRI Medical Research Council-funded collaboration between researchers at the University of Glasgow, the University of Zambia, Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.
Tue, 23 Aug 2022 12:10:00 BST
Professor Hadi Heidari (JWSE) is MAGNABLE’s principal investigator. He said: “MMG has a great deal of potential to produce the kind of high-resolution data that we’ll need in order to create highly capable neural interfaces which can be controlled by muscle movements, just like real limbs. The technology we’re developing could also be incorporated into arm bands or other wearable devices to enable realistic interactions with virtual and extended reality."
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:35:00 BST
The award will help the Acu-Flow team and their research partners advance the development of their nebuliser technology, which uses an innovative surface acoustic wave technique to deliver medicines into patients’ lungs. The grant is one of 17 projects funded by the Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst programme, which provides funding for new healthcare products, technologies and processes.
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:40:00 BST
The projects were initially funded in March with £1.2m provided by network users and consumers under the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), an Ofgem programme managed in partnership with Innovate UK. A total of nine projects with novel approaches to heat, data and digitalisation were supported by the initiative. Now, following an initial trial phase, a further £1.6million from the SIF will allow three of those projects to progress, two of which are supported by Glasgow researchers.
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:46:00 BST
New research suggests that super-eruptions occur when huge accumulations of magma deep in the Earth’s crust, formed over millions of years, move rapidly to the surface, disrupting pre-existing rock. Researchers from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) and the University of Bristol led an international team of scientists to make the discovery using a model for crustal flow.
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:50:00 BST
Researchers from the UofG have developed a new type of heat pump, a flexible heat pump technology, which could help households save on their energy bills & contribute towards net-zero emissions goals. Heat pumps are a low-carbon alternative to gas boilers. They draw energy from external low temperature sources, most commonly outdoor air, in order to heat indoor spaces. When powered by renewable sources of power, they are significantly more environmentally friendly than conventional gas boilers.
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:56:00 BST
A team of University of Glasgow students will see a satellite they designed sent into space after winning a £600,000 national competition. The GU Orbit team were announced as the winners of the LaunchUK Nanosat Design Competition at an awards event at Farnborough International Airshow on Friday 22nd July. The competition is run by the UK Space Agency and Department for Transport.
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:00:00 BST
In a new paper published today in the journal Cell Reports Physical Science, researchers from the University of Glasgow demonstrate a new method of creating anilines – chemicals commonly used in the manufacture of products including dyes, plastics and insulation, and pharmaceuticals like paracetamol.
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:04:00 BST
A new research project is setting out to help artificial intelligence systems make fairer choices by lending them a helping human hand. Researchers from the University of Glasgow and Fujitsu Ltd. have teamed up for the year-long collaboration, which is called ‘End-users fixing fairness issues’, or Effi.
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:07:00 BST
A team of University of Glasgow students have taken first place in a major international competition to design, build and drive single-seater racing cars. The UGRacing team took first place at the finals of the Formula Student competition at the Silverstone race track this weekend, beating dozens of other teams from around the world for the top spot. They are only the third UK team to win first place in the competition's 25-year history.
Wed, 13 Jul 2022 09:50:31 BST
A new form of flexible photodetector could provide future robots with an electronic skin capable of ‘seeing’ light beyond the range of human vision. A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow are behind the breakthrough development, which involves a newly-developed method of printing microscale semiconductors made from gallium arsenide onto a flexible plastic surface.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:05:00 BST
Professor Ravinder Dahiya, of JWSE, is the project’s coordinator: “What we’re setting out to do with this project is to build hardware which is designed from the start to be disposable without creating problematic waste. In fact, the waste materials from our sensors will help to grow future crops of the plants they once monitored." It brings together some of the leading experts in the field of sensor and material development from Europe & the USA.
Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:24:00 BST
The GRILL team (grilllab.ai) from the School of Computing Science took first place in Amazon’s Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge, beating out nine leading research teams worldwide. The team wins a cash prize of $500,000 (£414,000). PhD students Sophie Fischer, Carlos Gemmell, Iain Mackie, Paul Owoicho and Federico Rossetto made up the Alexa GRILL team.
Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:35:00 BST
Dr Sam Bayliss, of the James Watt School of Engineering, has received £1.8m to investigate how spin states in molecular systems can be harnessed for quantum sensing, and photonic materials and devices. Dr Bayliss’ research explores the optical and magnetic properties of molecules, with applications spanning quantum technologies, energy harvesting, and sensing.
Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:36:00 BST
Professor Dahiya, of the University’s James Watt School of Engineering, said:“What we’ve been able to create through this process is an electronic skin capable of distributed learning at the hardware level, which doesn’t need to send messages back and forth to a central processor before taking action. Instead, it greatly accelerates the process of responding to touch by cutting down the amount of computation required."
Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:53:00 BST
Dr Rachel Montgomery, an experimental nuclear physicist in the School of Physics & Astronomy received her award at a reception hosted in the House of Commons in London on Tuesday 24thMay. It includes a £15,000 Fellowship to support a 12-month period of research.The UK and Ireland Rising Talents Programme (national chapter of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership) awards are presented to outstanding women postdoctoral scientists.
Fri, 20 May 2022 16:37:00 BST
Professor Christine Davies, Head of the Particle Physics Theory Group at the School of Physics & Astronomy, is awarded the RSE/Lord Kelvin Medal for her outstanding contribution to theoretical particle physics. Through her research, Professor Davies has developed techniques for accurate calculations in strong interaction physics that enable stringent tests of the Standard Model. Professor Davies has also extensively championed diversity, inclusion and public engagement.
Fri, 20 May 2022 16:34:00 BST
Researchers from the University of Glasgow have lent their support to cutting-edge new analysis of a Martin meteorite led by colleagues at Lund University in Sweden. Using neutron and x-ray tomography data collected at Intitut Laue Langevin, the researchers demonstrated that the meteorite had limited exposure to water, dramatically limiting the potential habitability of Mars at that specific time and place.
Tue, 10 May 2022 09:38:00 BST
The cellular forms of natural materials are the inspiration behind a new lightweight, 3D printed smart architected material developed by an international team of engineers. The team, led by engineers from the University of Glasgow, mixed a common form of industrial plastic with carbon nanotubes to create a material which is tougher, stronger and smarter than comparable conventional materials.
Thu, 05 May 2022 15:48:00 BST
Professor Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, Chair of Biomedical Engineering, will lead a €2.5 million (£2.1m) project called ‘Engineered viscoelasticity in regenerative microenvironments’. Over the next five years, Professor Salmeron-Sanchez and his team will aim to engineer the next generation of viscoelastic materials, which could be used to regenerate damaged bones.
Thu, 05 May 2022 15:55:00 BST
A breakthrough in quantum imaging could lead to the development of advanced forms of microscopy for use in medical research and diagnostics. A team of physicists from the University of Glasgow and Heriot-Watt University have found a new way to create detailed microscopic images under conditions which would cause conventional optical microscopes to fail.
Thu, 05 May 2022 15:59:00 BST
A sophisticated new observation of a cool zone on the surface of the sun could help scientists develop a new kind of solar thermometer. A team of astrophysicists led by researchers from the University of Glasgow are the first to use observations from the ALMA observatory in Chile to estimate the temperature of a solar prominence.
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:02:00 BST
A new type of lightweight, 3D printed heat exchanger with a maze-like design is more compact and efficient than its conventional counterparts, its developers say. A team led by engineers from the University of Glasgow have developed the system, which exploits the unique properties of microscale surfaces to create a high-performance heat exchanger.
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:08:00 BST
A new method of identifying gravitational wave signals using quantum computing could provide a valuable new tool for future astrophysicists. A team from the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics & Astronomy have developed a quantum algorithm to drastically cut down the time it takes to match gravitational wave signals against a vast databank of templates.
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:13:00 BST
Software which helps speed up the process of creating new diagnostic tests could help combat future pandemics, its developers say. A team of bioengineers and chemists in Scotland and China have developed a system which suggests new reaction pathways to accelerate the design and development of new diagnostic assays.
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:16:00 BST
A new project which aims to help take quantum computing from the lab to real-world applications has been backed by £3m in new funding. Researchers from the University of Glasgow are set to lead the Empowering Practical Interfacing of Quantum Computing (EPIQC) project, which is supported by funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UKRI.
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:20:00 BST
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are lending their support to a new project which aims to help enable the future take-up and integration of hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels, to support the UK’s climate change ambitions and for a strategic roadmap for the country’s hydrogen economy.
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:26:00 BST
Particle physicists from the University of Glasgow are sharing in £60m of new funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). They will receive £3.2m to help support their research at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva and the T2K and Hyper-K detectors in Japan.
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:30:00 BST
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are lending their support to three new projects led by SP Energy Networks to to help tackle some of the UK’s biggest and most complex network challenges. The projects, which focus on novel approaches to heat, data and digitalisation, are among a total of nine of SP Energy Networks’ newly-funded initiatives, worth £1.2m, funded by network users and consumers under the Strategic Innovation Fund, an Ofgem programme managed in partnership with Innovate UK
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:46:00 BST
One year on from the first successful recovery of a meteorite to land on British soil in three decades, people across the country are being urged to keep their eyes on the skies. Dr Luke Daly of the University of Glasgow led the search party that tracked and retrieved the largest piece of the Winchcombe meteorite that landed in Gloucestershire in March last year.
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:50:00 BST
Physicists from the University of Glasgow have won a grant to establish an international network of researchers who will find new applications for an emerging field of quantum physics. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has supplied a grant of £200,000 to support the newly established International Network on Acausal Quantum Technologies (INAQT) over the course of the next three years.
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:57:00 BST
The University of Glasgow-led programme, GALLANT, will help the city move towards climate resilience whilst tackling health, social and economic inequalities It will focus on capturing greenhouse gases in formerly derelict land, improve biodiversity, value riverbanks as community spaces, promote active travel and create energy solutions
Thu, 05 May 2022 17:00:00 BST
A team of University of Glasgow students have been shortlisted for the UK Government’s Nanosat Design Competition, competing for a share of the £600,000 Challenge Fund. Students from the GU Orbit society are one of five from across the UK competing in the challenge, which tasks aspiring space scientists to design a small satellite for launch from the UK to help build solutions to climate change.
Thu, 05 May 2022 17:04:00 BST
Professor Ana Basiri has been appointed as one of the first Engineering X Safer End of Engineered Life (SEEL) Champions by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Champions are a group of 20 researchers in 11 different countries working in a range of industries, sectors and disciplines who are leading projects to improve the way we dismantle and dispose of engineered products and structures.
Thu, 05 May 2022 17:07:57 BST
A new research project is setting out to find a solution to the growing problem of electronic waste by creating the world’s first controlled degradable integrated circuits. Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering have won a £1.5m grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for the project.
Tue, 10 May 2022 09:45:30 BST
New research on generating oxygen from water found on the surfaces of other planets could help support future long-term missions to the Moon and Mars. Researchers from the University of Glasgow and colleagues took a series of gruelling flights into microgravity to study how the different gravitational pull of other planets could affect the process of electrolysis.
Tue, 10 May 2022 12:49:00 BST
Planetary scientists from the University of Glasgow have lent their support to an important new study of a Martian meteorite. The research, led by Curtin University in Australia, has found the first physical evidence of high-intensity damage caused by asteroid impact in ancient Martian meteorites, which could help identify when conditions suitable for life may have existed on early Mars.
Tue, 10 May 2022 09:48:45 BST
A new type of lightweight 3D-printed back brace capable of sensing how effectively it fits patients could lead to improved treatment for scoliosis, its developers say. Scoliosis, a common form of spine deformity, affects around three percent of the population, most often between the ages of 10 and 15. It can be corrected in younger people by a back brace, which is worn until the child stops growing.
Tue, 10 May 2022 12:54:27 BST
Professor Ana Basiri, a Professor of Geospatial Data Science and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, said: “I am delighted to become the University of Glasgow’s Turing Network Development Lead and facilitate the collaboration between the Turing and UofG. This award allows us to work together to do world-changing, impactful, and ethical research in data science and AI to tackle grand challenges and build a better future for all.”
Tue, 10 May 2022 12:58:40 BST
Pupils from a North Ayrshire primary school are backing plans to bring a pioneering fusion energy plant to a former industrial site in Ardeer. Children from P6 at Ardeer Primary School have produced a series of drawings of how the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) plant might look if the bid to bring it to their neighbourhood is successful.
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:06:02 BST
Researchers from the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences have contributed to a new study of a Martian meteorite which could provide insights into the reactions that led to the building blocks of life on early Earth.
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:12:47 BST
The age of the oldest fossils in eastern Africa widely recognised as representing our species, Homo sapiens, has long been uncertain. Now, dating of a massive volcanic eruption in Ethiopia reveals they are much older than previously thought.
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:28:58 BST
A new method of analysing the complex data from massive astronomical events could help gravitational wave astronomers avoid a looming computational crunch. Researchers from the University of Glasgow have used machine learning to develop a new system for processing the data collected from detectors like the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:34:39 BST
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are leading a new project to develop new approaches to sustainable mining in the Philippines. The three-year PAMANA project, worth £1.5m, is co-funded by the UK Natural Environmental Research Council and the Philippines Department of Science and Technology.
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:38:03 BST
A new imaging technique, allowing 3D imaging at video rates through a fibre the width of a human hair, could transform imaging for a wide range of applications in industrial inspection and environmental monitoring. In the longer term the technique could be further developed for applications in medical imaging. The system was developed by an international team of scientists led by the University of Glasgow’s Optics Group.
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:41:44 BST
A new test for hepatitis C which uses origami-style folded paper to deliver fast, accurate and affordable diagnoses could help the global fight against the deadly virus. The test, developed by biomedical engineers and virologists from the University of Glasgow, delivers lateral-flow results similar to a COVID-19 home test in around 30 minutes.
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:45:42 BST
An international team of scientists may have solved a key mystery about the origins of the Earth’s water, after uncovering persuasive new evidence pointing to an unlikely culprit - the Sun. In a new paper published today in the journal Nature Astronomy, a team of researchers from the UK, Australia and America describe how new analysis of an ancient asteroid suggests that extraterrestrial dust grains carried water to Earth as the planet formed.
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:20:02 BST
Professor Margaret Lucas FRSE has been appointed as Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering. The Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Glasgow was the first of its kind in the UK, founded in 1840 by Queen Victoria. The Regius Chair is reserved for outstanding academics of international repute. Each chair serves by royal appointment. Professor Lucas is the eleventh engineer to hold the post.
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:28:32 BST
For the first time, scientists have picked up the ripples in space-time caused by the death spiral of a neutron star and a black hole. University of Glasgow researchers played a key role in the international collaboration that made the detection possible. They contributed to the design of the detectors – the most sensitive scientific instruments ever built – and the advanced data analysis needed to provide an astrophysical interpretation of the signals.
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:33:21 BST
Gravitational wave research at the University of Glasgow is set to benefit from a major funding boost from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). STFC has today (Tuesday 29 June) allocated £9.4million to UK universities and institutes for gravitational wave research, with hopes to continue the ground-breaking science. Gravitational wave research has been conducted at the University of Glasgow for more than 50 years.
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:37:37 BST
A project which aims to plant the seeds of climate awareness and action through gardening is branching out across Glasgow high schools. Dr Cheryl McGeachan, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, played a leading role in establishing the International Green Academy and setting up the Green Technician programme.
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:43:11 BST
An at-risk species of fish has established itself in lochs across Scotland with the help of conservation managers and by rapidly adapting to its new environment, resulting in changes to their DNA, their ecology, and body shape, according to a new study. The research – led by a team at the UofG – shows that the translocated fish have indeed established in their new loch homes.
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:47:50 BST
A team of geologists, led by researchers from the University of Glasgow, applied state-of-the-art dating techniques to samples of melted rock created during the fiery landing of a giant meteorite in Ukraine’s Kivorohad Oblast region.
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:52:21 BST
In a new paper published today in the journal Materials & Design, a University of Glasgow-led team of engineers describe how they have used 3D printing techniques to add new properties to a plastic known as polyether ether ketone, or PEEK. The team’s paper, titled ‘Energy absorption and self-sensing performance of 3D printed CF/PEEK cellular composites’, is published in Materials & Design. The research was supported by funding from the University of Glasgow and Khalifa University.
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:56:10 BST
The University of Glasgow is lending its support to a trio of bids to bring a prototype fusion energy plant to Scotland.The bids, organised by the University in affiliation with local authorities and landowners, are among 15 applications the UKAEA are considering as part of its plans to base the prototype of a new, commercially-viable fusion reactor in the UK.
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:00:51 BST
A team of chemists from the University of Glasgow developed the robot, which uses a machine-learning algorithm to make decisions about which chemicals from a selection of 18 to combine in a reactor, and how to set conditions under which the reaction occurs. The robot is capable of running the experiments on its own, with minimal human supervision.
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:04:13 BST
University of Glasgow researchers have won a significant share of £3.6m in new funding which aims to tackle cybersecurity at the edge of the internet. A total of five of the 18 new projects supported by funding from the PETRAS National Centre for Excellence are headed up by researchers from the University’s School of Computing Science and James Watt School of Engineering. Each project will also benefit from the expertise of partners from the public and private sectors.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:44:00 BST
A new project which aims to heat British houses more sustainably with a new generation of air source heat pump has won £1.1m in support from the UK Government. The project, titled ‘Flexible Air Source Heat pump for domestic heating decarbonisation’, or FASHION, brings together researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Birmingham.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:54:38 BST
The Girls into Geoscience initiative, now in its seventh year of operation, aims to introduce young female students in the later stages of high school (S5 and S6 in Scotland, GCSE to A-Level in the rest of the UK and Transition Year to Leaving Certificate in Ireland) to study and pursue a career in the scientifically diverse field of geoscience.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:57:37 BST
The computing science students are one of just ten teams chosen by Amazon from more than 125 entries across 15 countries to compete in the first Alexa Prize Taskbot Challenge. The team is part of the Glasgow Representation and Information Learning Lab (GRILL) and is starting work on an AI assistant to guide Amazon Alexa users through complex real-world tasks, focusing initially on cooking and home improvement.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:02:55 BST
University of Glasgow researchers have developed a new method called Assembly Theory which can be used to quantify how assembled or complex a molecule is in the laboratory using techniques like mass spectrometry. The Glasgow team, led by Professor Lee Cronin, developed Assembly Theory in partnership with collaborators at NASA and Arizona State University. Together, they have shown that the system works with samples from all over the earth and extra-terrestrial samples.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:07:07 BST
Professor Marian Scott of the School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of the co-authors of a new briefing paper from the COP26 Universities Network.The University of Bristol-led briefing paper, titled ‘The role of space-based Earth observations in achieving climate security’, sets out the opportunities and areas for improvement with EO ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, which will be hosted for the first time by the UK in Glasgow in November.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:13:05 BST
The Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographer(RGS-IBG) today honours top geographers. Professor Christopher Philo, UofG's Professor of Geography in the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, has been awarded the Society's Victoria Medal, which recognises outstanding geographical scholarship, specifically for his promotion and contribution to research in health, social and cultural geographies.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:15:57 BST
At the heart of the technique is a sophisticated machine-learning algorithm which uses reflected echoes to generate images, similar to the way bats navigate and hunt using echolocation. Dr Alex Turpin and Dr Valentin Kapitany, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Computing Science and School of Physics and Astronomy, are the lead authors of the paper.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:20:04 BST
Professor Nick Hanley and Professor Larissa Naylor are among the authors of Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change, People and Biodiversity, a briefing paper released by the COP26 Universities Network. The Network is a growing group of more than 50 UK-based universities and research institutes working together to help deliver an ambitious outcome at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow and beyond.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:26:57 BST
UofG's Professor Gwyn Bellamy MMath FLSW, Professor of Mathematics, University of Glasgow, is among the new entrants to the Learned Society of Wales’ Fellowship. He joins 44 other new Fellows, all of whom share a link with Wales, its universities or intellectual life and are drawn from all specialisms.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:33:00 BST
A £1.35m research project is setting out to harness advanced fluid modelling techniques to make indoor spaces safer during COVID-19. Engineers from the University of Glasgow are leading the project, which brings together experts in fluid mechanics, modelling and computation from a total of five UK universities.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:37:50 BST
Professor Justin Hargreaves, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry, is the project’s lead investigator with colleagues from University College London, the University of Southampton and the University of Oxford.The team will investigate the properties of potential new catalysts drawn from four groups of compounds: metal nitrides, hydrides, amides and alloys. Advanced computer modelling will allow the researchers to predict how new catalysts might work, with promising candidates picke
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:42:32 BST
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (the RSE) - Scotland's National Academy - has announced 87 new Fellows, seven of whom are academics from the University of Glasgow. These new Fellows will join the RSE’s current roll of around 1,600 leading thinkers and practitioners from Scotland and beyond, whose work has a significant impact on our nation.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:49:31 BST
The director of the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Sustainable Solutions has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Jaime L. Toney, Professor in Environmental and Climate Science at the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, joins 30,000 other Fellows from around the world already working to make a positive impact on society.
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:16:00 GMT
Dr Christopher Berry, a lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy and a research professor at Northwestern University’s CIERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics), has been named as this year’s recipient of a Young Scientist Prize from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:24:56 GMT
A new study by the international network Women In Supramolecular Chemistry (WISC) has highlighted the equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) issues faced by women and marginalised groups working within that field.The study was led by Dr Jennifer Leigh and Dr Jennifer Hiscock of the University of Kent, alongside WISC’s wider team of international researchers, including Dr Emily Draper of the University of Glasgow.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:45:30 BST
A team of engineers led from UofG have developed the battery in a bid to make more sustainable lithium-ion batteries capable of storing and delivering power more efficiently (paper published in the Journal of Power Sources). The research was led by Dr Shanmugam Kumar from the University of Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering, alongside colleagues from Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, and Texas A&M University and Arizona State University in the USA.
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:28:00 GMT
University of Glasgow researchers have played a key role in the first successful recovery of a meteorite on UK soil in nearly three decades. Dr Luke Daly, from the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, was part of the international collaboration which tracked the entry of a fireball over Britain on Sunday 28 February.
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:52:00 GMT
In a new paper published in the journal Materials & Design, a team led by University of Glasgow engineers describe how they have developed a new plate-lattice cellular metamaterial capable of impressive resistance to impacts. Dr Shanmugam Kumar, Reader in Composites and Additive Manufacturing in the James Watt School of Engineering, led the research project.
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 17:01:34 GMT
A team of physicists from the University of Glasgow are the first in the world to find a way to use quantum-entangled photons to encode information in a hologram. The process behind their breakthrough is outlined in a paper published today (Thursday 4 February) in the journal Nature Physics. Dr Hugo Defienne, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy, is the paper’s lead author. The University of Glasgow’s Professor Daniele Faccio leads the group which made the breakthrough
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 17:10:09 GMT
The University of Glasgow, a pioneering institution at the leading edge of quantum technology development and home of the Quantum Circuits Group, has announced it is using Oxford Instruments’ next generation Cryofree® refrigerator, Proteox, as part of its research to accelerate the commercialisation of quantum computing in the UK.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:09:00 GMT
Professor Sheila Rowan, director of the University’s Institute for Gravitational Research, was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Dr Beverly Bergman, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University's Institute of Health and Wellbeing, was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to veterans in Scotland.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:05:00 GMT
A University of Glasgow academic has been announced as the recipient of one of the Royal Society’s premier research awards. Professor Miles Padgett, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, has been made a Royal Society Research Professor.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:59:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering is providing key expertise for a new project which has won funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The Quantum-enhanced Interferometry for New Physics project, led by Cardiff University, is one of 7 UKRI-funded projects which aim to transform our understanding of the universe.
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 10:31:48 GMT
Four projects from three Schools have received support from the £25.5m New Horizons fund, administered by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC). A total of 126 adventurous projects in the mathematical and physical sciences will benefit from the pilot funding from EPSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 16:06:00 GMT
Roving with Rosalind will be launched during National Astronomy Week (14-22 November). It's an educational project aiming to help teachers and children aged 7 to 14 to participate in science outreach activities. It is organised by two planetary science PhD students, Aine O'Brien (University of Glasgow) and Sara Motaghian (Natural History Museum).
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:00:00 BST
Leading academics from the University of Glasgow have joined forces with SCCS, the UK’s largest grouping of carbon capture and storage (CCS) scientists, to strengthen climate action through targeted research.
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 16:50:00 BST
A new form of magnetic interaction which pushes a formerly two-dimensional phenomenon into the third dimension could open up a host of exciting new possibilities for data storage and advanced computing, scientists say.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:19:00 GMT
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:31:00 GMT
Alumnus Dr Anand Sengodan and the University have been awarded the IET Emerging Technology Design Award for their SIMCA algorithm. The SIMCA algorithm – developed with the guidance of Dr Paul Cockshott and Dr Paul Siebert - can be integrated into a system that locates landmines by processing ground penetrating radar data. It has already saved many human lives by producing a clear 3D reconstruction of landmines, making it easier to locate and disarm them.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:12:00 GMT
Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers and was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012 with the aim of bringing cutting-edge science presentations to the public in an informal environment, i.e. the pub! The Pint of Science Festival will take place between Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st May 2014 in 11 universities across the UK and in Ireland, US, France and Switzerland internationally.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT
The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the LRF Scholarships are open for application for students to commence in September 2014. These prestigious scholarships which support high-achieving students studying a postgraduate taught Masters in the College of Science and Engineering are available for study on a wide range of postgraduate taught Masters courses.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:58:00 GMT
In 1845, Sir John Franklin led a Royal Navy expedition to find the Northwest Passage. The expedition disappeared and led to the biggest search and rescue mission in history. Now, a reappraisal of that theory is taking place as a result of research carried out by Keith Millar (Professor of Medical Psychology), Adrian Bowman (Professor of Statistics) and the archaeologist and author, William Battersby.