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Ripples in time and space – the dance of death!

Want to know more about Gravitational Waves? Here’s some helpful info from Dr Julian Onions from the Nottingham Astronomy Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Nottingham. It was quite a day for the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) team yesterday. They announced the first direct detection of gravity waves today. …

What do you Frink? Jeremy Corbyn drops in to see The University of Nottingham’s latest exhibition

The leader of the opposition party, the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP, has visited The University of Nottingham. Mr Corbyn came to Nottingham University’s Business School this evening (Thursday 11 February 2016) to deliver a talk to Nottingham students and invited Labour supporters. Prior to the talk, he made time to see the Elisabeth Frink …

5 things you need to know about tinnitus

It’s Tinnitus Awareness Week so we asked one of our experts, Professor Deborah Hall, to share five things about one of the most common chronic hearing-related conditions in the western world. 1. Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease There are many different kinds of medical conditions that can increase the chance of developing tinnitus, often …

The 5 Planet Waltz

If you are planning to get up early to see the brightest five planets all in alignment – an unusual sight but clear enough on a clear day before the sun rises to see with the naked eye – here’s some useful background information from astronomer Dr Julian Onions in the School of Physics and …

Cancer experts say more work needed to test benefits of proton beam therapy

Professor David Walker from our Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre is among a group of UK paediatric oncologists to caution that recent media reports have exaggerated the results of an American study of the benefits of proton beam radiotherapy in children with medulloblastoma. The team of leading experts are part of the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group …

#AnalyzeMyData campaign looks at the way personal data is being used

Tomorrow (Thursday 28th January) is Data Privacy/Protection Day 2016 and experts in the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute at The University of Nottingham are launching a Twitter based campaign to look at the way personal digital data is being used and analysed by companies, government, third-sector organisations and academics. The aim of the #AnalyzeMyData campaign …

Secretary of State for Transport visits world’s greenest university

The University of Nottingham hosted the Secretary of State for Transport on Monday 25 January following the announcement that Nottingham City Council had won £6.1m to fund environmentally-friendly transport to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. During the event, The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP visited Innovation Park on Jubilee campus to meet with Sir …

Life Cycle 5 raises nearly £360,000 for dementia research

Life Cycle 5 concluded with a bang last week, when a cheque totalling £359,142 was presented to Professor Peter Morris CBE, the Head of the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre at The University of Nottingham. Life Cycle 5 has exceeded its £350,000 target to apply the University’s world-leading expertise in MRI scanning to the study …

Nottingham is number one in the world for sustainability for the fourth time

The University of Nottingham has been ranked number one in the world for FOURTH time in in a list of the most sustainable universities.  Nottingham was ranked first out of 400 universities that took part in the Greenmetric Ranking of World Universities 2015, which is produced by the University of Indonesia. The rankings take into account …

Would the REAL ninth planet please stand up?

Blog by Dr Julian Onions, Post Graduate Research Student, School of Physics and Astronomy You may remember back in 2006 there was a big furore as Pluto was demoted from planet-hood to be an also ran or dwarf planet. There were good reasons for doing this. Lots of small objects had been discovered around where …