HOLD THE DATE: Postgraduate Research Student Poster Day

HOLD THE DATE: Postgraduate Research Student Poster Day

The Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Student Poster Day is back and it’s time to drop it into your diaries so you don’t miss out. Tuesday 17th April 2018, 9:00 am -12:00 pm The Octagon, Sheffield The 2017 event was hailed as a huge success so we are keen to make sure all students and staff in the Faculty of Science, indeed across the University […]

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The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) honours leading astronomers and geophysicists

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) honours leading astronomers and geophysicists

On the 14th September 2015, almost exactly 100 years after Einstein predicted their existence, gravitational waves were observed for the first time. Now, almost a year after the announcement of the discovery on 11th February 2016, The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) team have been awarded the 2017 Group Achievement Award in astronomy from The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). The Royal Astronomical Society said: “The […]

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Professional staff take home trophies from awards ceremony

Staff from across the Faculty of Science were honoured at the Sheffield Professional Awards. At a ceremony in the Octagon Centre on Thursday (26 March) a total of 21 awards were given out across six categories. The Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory Team of Mel Stapleton, Anne Holland, Sarah Noble and Tom Hill won the One Team award, for a team who are exceptional in the way they […]

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Science researchers compete for policy prize

New researchers working in science found out how to apply their expertise to the political process by taking part in a University competition. The University’s Science In Policy group organised a contest for interdisciplinary groups of postgraduate and early career researchers. They were tasked with producing a POSTnote: a four-page briefing document similar to ones produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The winning team was […]

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Mentoring scheme for professional staff is launched for 2015

A mentoring scheme for professional services staff in the Faculty of Science has launched its programme for the coming year. The GROW Programme runs for six months each year. Beginning in February, it is aimed at helping staff in the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Science to enhance their skills, maximise their potential, expand their networks and consider their career paths by working with […]

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University launches world’s first photographs taken with telescope made by 3D printing

The University of Sheffield has released the very first photos of space ever taken with a telescope that has been made using a 3D printer. The telescope in question costs just £100 to make and is constructed from parts readily available on the internet. The entrepreneurs responsible, Institute of Physics member, Mark Wrigley, and University of Sheffield Physics and Astronomy research associate, Andy Kirby, have […]

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Researchers plan conference to bridge the gap between science and policy

Early career researchers at the University of Sheffield have organised a conference around the role of science in policy. The Science In Policy conference on Friday 7 November is aimed at researchers (PhD students, postdocs, research assistants and academics) in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and geography, as well as people working in other fields where science and policy meet, and others who may be interested. Is […]

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Scientists develop pioneering new spray-on solar cells

A team of scientists at the University of Sheffield is the first to fabricate perovskite solar cells using a spray-painting process – a discovery that could help cut the cost of solar electricity. Experts from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering have previously used the spray-painting method to produce solar cells using organic semiconductors – but using perovskite […]

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Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of a galaxy at 1m km per hour

New research by academics at the University of Sheffield has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way. The supermassive black holes in the cores of some galaxies drive massive outflows of molecular hydrogen gas. As a result, most of the cold gas is expelled from the galaxies. Since cold gas is required to […]

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Muon detector could help UK reduce carbon emissions

Muon detectors which exploit cosmic-ray muons, a natural radiation to see through kilometres of rock – in a similar way to X-rays being used to see inside a patient’s body – are being developed by the Particle Physics Group at the University of Sheffield, to improve monitoring of the process of subsurface carbon storage. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a possible solution to preventing […]

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