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Robots to revolutionise engine maintenance for Rolls-Royce 

A new range of robot ‘mechanics’ under development at the University of Nottingham is set to transform jet engine maintenance at Rolls-Royce, saving the company time and money and cutting delays for air passengers.    The University Technology Centre for Manufacturing and On-Wing Technologies is working with Rolls-Royce to design and build a range of bespoke prototype robots capable of performing jet …

Banging the drum for quantum physics! 

‘When the Uncertainty Principle goes to 11’ or ‘How to explain Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal’  Yes, a professor of physics at the University of Nottingham, has published a new book which provides an ‘entertaining’, ‘enlightening’ and ‘metal-sci’ view into the mysterious and mind bending world of Quantum Physics! Philip Moriarty in the School of Physics and Astronomy, says chugging guitars, choked cymbals, artificial harmonics and mosh pits each have their own parallels in the physics …

Modern Day Slavery and Survivor Voices with the Maasai Cricket Warriors

Members of the public are invited to learn more about how modern slavery is impacting their own communities in Nottingham. ‘Modern Day Slavery and Survivor Voices’, is a day-long event being held at the Holy Trinity Church in Lenton in Nottingham on 22 August from 9.10am- 3pm. The event is part of the famous Maasai …

University of Nottingham delivers development programme for CRRC

The University of Nottingham has played host to the seventh cohort of the CRRC International Talent Development Programme. CRRC is the world’s largest manufacturer of rolling stock including high-speed trains, tram systems, commuter services and locomotives.  They work with the University of Nottingham who design and deliver this programme for high-potential employees from across their …

A year of successes

As students get ready for the new academic year, the University of Nottingham prepares to welcome the new cohort and reflect on a year of successes. From revealing innovative new research and launching overseas reputation campaigns, to opening flagship buildings and award-winning snails… read on to find a selection of some of this year’s top …

PhD alumnus awarded the world’s highest honour in mathematics

PhD alumnus, Caucher Birkar, who fled the brutal war between Iraq and Iran and came to the University of Nottingham to study for a PhD, has been awarded the highest honour in Mathematics.   In his final year as an undergraduate at the University of Tehran, Caucher Birkar came to England where he sought political asylum. …

University News Review — June 2018

The University of Nottingham saw many of its stories hitting the headlines this month…     The murky world of the hand car wash The concerning subject that modern-day slavery is prevalent in certain sectors — in hand car washes in particular — dominated the headlines. A smartphone app called Safe Car Wash, launched by …

University of Nottingham researchers working to eliminate viral hepatitis

In this blog, Dr Alex Tarr from the School of Life Sciences, explains why this year’s World Hepatitis Day (Saturday July 28 2018) is an important opportunity to raise awareness about the global health and social burden of viral hepatitis. More than 300 million people worldwide are infected with viruses that result in liver damage, …

Racing UK’s first ever all-wheel drive electric motor car at Formula Student

Young engineers at the University of Nottingham are gearing up to compete at an international student motorsport competition with the Formula-style electric race car they designed and built from scratch.     The team aims to showcase the UK’s first ever all-wheel drive electric motor car at the Formula Student, Czech Republic, a renowned test ground for the next-generation of top engineers.   They will compete against 50 other student …

British Academy honours Professor Judith Still

Judith Still, Professor of French and Critical Theory, has been elected as a Fellow to the British Academy. Professor Still, of the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, joins a record 76 academics elected in recognition of their achievements in the humanities and social sciences. This is the largest cohort of new Fellows elected …