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.