One in five will have vaccine resentment over summer holidays30 April 2021Nearly one in five people who haven’t had a Covid vaccine say they'll feel resentful towards those who have if they don’t get one in time for their summer holidays, while the proportion of the public who think vaccine passports will infringe civil liberties has increased since March and about half think they’ll be sold on the black market, according to a new study.
Machine learning algorithm helps unravel the physics underlying quantum systems29 April 2021Scientists from the University’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QETLabs) have developed an algorithm that provides valuable insights into the physics underlying quantum systems - paving the way for significant advances in quantum computation and sensing, and potentially turning a new page in scientific investigation.
New research plans confirmed on Bristol health study’s 30th birthday28 April 2021Thirty years after it first started, the Children of the 90s health study – one of the largest, most detailed longitudinal birth cohorts in the world – announced today [28 April] that it will launch its biggest collection of health data yet on three generations of Bristol families in September.
Preference for AZ vaccine declines – but vaccine confidence undented28 April 2021The public's preference for the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine has declined since last month, and belief that it causes blood clots has increased – but despite this, vaccine confidence is higher than it was towards the end of 2020, and there has been a big rise in the proportion of people who say they want to be vaccinated as soon as possible, according to a new study.
University of Bristol academic receives double honour27 April 2021Professor Sir Michael Berry FRS FRSE FRSA, Melville Wills Professor of Physics (Emeritus) at Bristol University, has been admitted as an Honorary Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (LSW), the UK's newest academy, founded in 2010.
Know your ally: Cooperative male dolphins can tell who's on their team22 April 2021When it comes to friendships and rivalries, male dolphins know who the good team players are. New findings, published in Nature Communications by University of Bristol researchers, reveal that male dolphins form a social concept of team membership based on cooperative investment in the team.
Dr John Hibberd, 1938-202121 April 2021Dr John Hibberd, who played a major role in the life of the German Department from his arrival in 1963 to his retirement in 2000 and beyond, passed away earlier this month. This appreciation of his life and career as a teacher, translator and researcher also appears on the department's webpages.
Patients needed for Parkinson's disease trials
15 April 2021This Parkinson's disease awareness week [10-16 April], researchers at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol are looking to recruit more patients to take part in a number of studies they run in the field of Parkinson's disease.
Great George to observe Prince Philip’s funeral15 April 2021Great George, Bristol's largest bell housed in the tower of the Wills Memorial Building, will be playing his part when the nation observes the funeral of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday [17 April].
Prince Philip dies, aged 999 April 2021Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President, paid tribute to the late Prince Philip today.
Covid vaccines: passports, blood clots and changing trust in government9 April 2021Four in 10 people think those without a Covid-19 vaccination will be discriminated against, while around a quarter of the public have concerns about vaccine passports, according to a new study. The research, by the University of Bristol and King’s College London, also finds that three in ten people say the vaccine rollout has increased their trust in the UK government, and that before the latest news about the AstraZeneca vaccine, a majority did not believe it causes blood clots.