Staff gear up for 24 hours of lectures

Lecturers from across the University will be staying up through the night give inspiring talks this week. The second 24 Hour Inspire kicks off in Firth Hall at 5pm this Thursday, March 27. It is organised by Inspiration For Life, the charity set up in memory of Tim Richardson from the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Over 24 hours, staff from across the University will give […]

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Gravitational waves discovery heralds a new frontier in astrophysics and cosmology, scientists say

The discovery of evidence of primordial gravitational waves will help us unlock the secrets to how the Universe was born, University astrophysicists say. Echoes of the big bang have been identified in research published today by scientists at Harvard University. Dr Ed Daw from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, said: “Gravitational waves emitted at the time of the big bang can […]

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University unveils ambitious international projects to tackle world’s biggest biomedical problems

The University has unveiled two ambitious, signature research projects, which will see researchers from the Faculty of Science address some of the world’s biggest biomedical problems. The ground breaking, multi-million pound Imagine and Florey projects were revealed at a conference in Tokyo where the University is looking to attract international collaborators and world leading partners to help them tackle one of the biggest global health issues – protecting us […]

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£2m funding boost for academy to provide physics graduates with career skills

A new academy designed to encourage more physics graduates into technical careers – part of a major partnership involving the University of Sheffield – has been awarded £2m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA) is a new collaboration between the University of Sheffield, University of York and technical industry partners to improve the skills of […]

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Women in STEM celebrated for Ada Lovelace Day

Women in the Faculty of Science are being celebrated today as part of Ada Lovelace Day – a national celebration aimed at raising the profile of women working in STEM subjects across the globe. Often described as the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace was a leading 19th century mathematician and daughter of the poet Lord Byron. She left a lasting legacy as a role […]

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24 Hour Inspire… inspires!

24 Hour Inspire… inspires!

The University was united as members of staff from different faculties came together to remember one of our own, Tim Richardson and support the charity he set up- Inspiration for Life. The charity has two main objectives, both close to Tim’s heart. As an inspiring lecturer in  Physics, Tim was aware that the public have little access to the world of science and that his […]

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Researcher’s Night 2012

Researcher’s Night 2012

Part of Festival of the Mind, Researchers Night was a huge success. Members of the public streamed onto the campus and were treated to 70 talks, demonstrations and hands-on experiments. The aim of the night was to educate and entertain. Feedback indicates both targets were met with flying colours.

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Launch of Womens Network

Launch of Womens Network

On 26th June the Faculties of Science and Engineering launched a new Women in STEM network. Over 70 staff attended the launch from the two faculties alongside representatives of the Equality and Diversity Board and the Vice Chancellor. The event was the culmination of two months of EPSRC funded activities addressing the factors that affect the retention and progression of women in Science and Engineering […]

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Physics and Astronomy Art and Crafts Exhibition

Physics and Astronomy Art and Crafts Exhibition

Just over six years ago, Richard Webb sent out a tentative email to colleagues in Physics & Astronomy to find out if anyone else was interested in arts and crafts.  That was the start of the department’s Art Group, which is just about to hold its sixth exhibition, now featuring artists from across the University.   It’s been six years of surprises.  First of all, we […]

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Sheffield Science Gateway

Sheffield Science Gateway

Join Sheffield’s Faculty of Science in working to improve the world by seeking to understand it. At Sheffield Science Gateway, we aim to ease the creation of new research collaborations involving researchers in our Faculty. If you are a scientist, engineer or medical researcher seeking a partner to contribute underpinning expertise to support your research endeavours, our website helps you to: Explore Use our knowledge […]

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