Manchester scientists create smallest man-made holes to filter seawater
A research team from The University of Manchester has created the smallest possible man-made slits in a bid to perfect desalination of seawater – their breakthrough has also produced a shocking result, that large salts with ions considerably larger than the slits, were still able to squeeze through by flattening their shape. The study has been published in Science.
New particle accelerator arrives at Manchester
A major milestone has recently been achieved in the construction of the UK’s first high-energy proton therapy project at The Christie hospital with the delivery on 22nd June of the core component - the 250 MeV proton cyclotron that will provide protons to each of the three patient treatment rooms at this world-leading facility. This £125M scheme is the largest particle accelerator project currently underway in the UK, and is progressing on time and on budget ahead of a planned start for patient treatments in 2018.
Student Union Teaching, Support, Community & Fundraising Awards Event
Staff and students from the School of Physics & Astronomy gathered at an evening recognising the hard work and commitment of colleagues across the University. The event took place at Manchester Academy 1, Oxford Road on Tuesday, May 9th 2017.
Student Volunteering - Acknowledging our "Unsung heroes" 2017
The School of Physics & Astronomy, along with the University Volunteering Team were keen to acknowledge and thank those students who volunteer their time, effort and enthusiasm in areas such as outreach, student peer support and student society work and events. Their hard work makes a real difference in the School.
Meet the Professionals
Working with Careers and Alumni, the School of Physics & Astronomy held its first Meet the Professionals event on Tuesday 7th February 2017. This event gave current students and postdocs the opportunity to talk to former students who studied similar subjects and went on to be successful in their careers.
Researchers create innovative instrument to test the next generation of electronic devices
Researchers including a team from The University of Manchester have created a table-top instrument which can perform measurements that were only previously possible using enormous machines at a handful of large laboratories around the world.
Schuster Colloquium 16th March - Prof Arjun Berera: Inflationary cosmology in the Planck era
Inflationary cosmology is the most successful explanation of the large scale features of our universe, such as the uniform tempertaure distribution of the Cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) and the near flat global geometry of the universe.
Philippa Browning awarded Chapman Medal
Professor Philippa Browning, who is Professor of Astrophysics at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester and an Institute of Physics fellow has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s Chapman Medal in recognition of “her pioneering work on energy release by magnetic relaxation in stressed coronal magnetic fields”.
Skoltech Science Drive 2014-15 – Next Generation: Call for Russian Postdocs to Work with Nobel Laureate Geim in The UK
The Skolkovo Foundation, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and Skolkovo Open University (OpUS) announce the next phase of Science Drive: the 2014-2015 application and selection process to recruit talented Russian postdoctoral researchers specializing in experimental condensed matter physics.