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Cabot academics shortlisted for Lloyd's Science of Risk Prize

14 October 2014

Cabot Institute Professors Jonathan Bamber from the School of Geographical Sciences and Willy Aspinall from the School of Earth Sciences and Dr Juliet Biggs also from Earth Sciences have been shortlisted for the Lloyds Science of Risk prize.  

Francesca Pianosi awarded Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists

14 October 2014

Cabot Institute researcher, Dr Francesca Pianosi, has been given a major award from the European Geosciences Union for her work on systems methods for water resources management.

New funding for research into the impacts of volcanic ash on UK nuclear sites

9 October 2014

Researchers from University of Bristol in partnership with EDF Energy have been awarded funding from the UK Natural Environmental Research Council’s ‘Hazards to infrastructure’ fund to investigate the likelihood and potential impacts of volcanic ash on nuclear generating sites in the UK.

Sir David Attenborough opens world-class Life Sciences building

6 October 2014

Britain's best-known natural history film-maker Sir David Attenborough has officially opened the University of Bristol’s new £56.5 million Life Sciences building.

New imaging technique could detect acoustically “invisible” cracks

6 October 2014

The next generation of aircraft could be thinner and lighter thanks to the development of a new imaging technique that could detect damage previously invisible to acoustic imaging systems.

No need for water, enzymes are doing it for themselves

6 October 2014

New research by scientists at the University of Bristol has challenged one of the key axioms in biology - that enzymes need water to function. The breakthrough could eventually lead to the development of new industrial catalysts for processing biodiesel.