I'm a scientist, get me out of here! Physics PhD student wins the Big Data zone6 February 2015Stefan Lines, a PhD student working with Dr Zoe Leinhardt, recently won the Big Data zone of the I'm a Scientist event, in which Key stage 2 to Key stage 5 school students put questions to scientists. The prize money will buy a Raspberry Pi for two of the schools involved, who will use it to monitor the weather.
Jeremy O'Brien is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant30 January 2015Congratulations to Prof. Jeremy O'Brien, director of the Centre for Quantum Photonics for being successful in his application for an ERC Consolidator Grant worth around €2,000,000 to further his research in Photonic Quantum Computing.
Is glass a true solid?21 January 2015Does glass ever stop flowing? Researchers at the University of Bristol and Kyoto University have combined computer simulation and information theory, originally invented for telephone communication and cryptography, to answer this puzzling question.
University of Bristol ranked top five for research in the UK15 January 2015The University of Bristol is ranked among the top five institutions in the UK for its research, according to new analysis of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 which takes into account the percentage of staff submitted.
A magnetic field induces antiferromagnetism in a metal9 January 2015Dr Chris Lester and Professor Stephen Hayden of the Correlated Electrons Group at the University, together with collaborators, have found that a large magnetic field can stabilize antiferromagnetism in a metal.