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‘MRI is Nottingham’s triumph’

During the ‘beast from the east’, The One Show battled the snow and came to Nottingham to spend the day filming at the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre. The resulting film shown last night (19th April) charts the history of MRI, starting with Tomorrow’s World footage showing Sir Peter trying out his new invention, to …

Nottingham mathematician strikes Silver for Mathematical Sciences display in Parliament

Congratulations to Linda Irons, PhD researcher from the School of Mathematics who struck Silver at a competition in the House of Commons, for the excellence of her mathematical research, walking away with a £1,250 prize. Linda presented her research to dozens of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of the poster competition STEM …

The science of music brought to the big screen

Music is an integral part of any film, and research into computer generated music has been used to create the soundtrack for a film that has been nominated for a British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) Learning Screen Award. Engaging experience The soundtrack for the film; ‘Into the Looking Glass – how selfie culture …

Mathematicians take research to Parliament

Five mathematicians from the University of Nottingham are heading to Parliament on Monday to present their mathematics research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN. Research fellows Dr Claire Mcllroy and Dr Paul Knott and PhD researchers Emily Mitchell, Linda Irons and Elizabeth Holden were …

Nottingham Women Expert Network

Nottingham Women Expert Network (N-WEN) is a new network designed to boost the visibility of the many talented women at Nottingham who have expertise to share. Why? Because women are still under-represented in the media and we need to change that  Because getting your voice heard helps you move on in your career: research shows …

Breaking the silence on World Hearing Day

On World Hearing Day 2018, Dr Melanie Ferguson, from the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, shines a light on the world-leading research taking place here in the field of mild to moderate hearing loss. The hearing experts are planning to launch their own regular blog this Spring to spread the word about their life-changing work …

Plant cell research gets Gold!

Innovative plant research from a team of scientists from the University of Nottingham has been given a gold prize for best original article by The Plant Journal. An editorial board at The Plant Journal voted for the winning research article – Cell density and airspace patterning in the leaf can be manipulated to increase leaf …

Science gets hands-on at curious city festival

Scientists from the University of Nottingham were wowing the crowds this weekend in the city centre with exciting practical experiments and activities that included foaming elephant’s toothpaste, invisible ink microbes and worms in space! The activities were all part of this year’s Festival of Science and Curiosity returning for a fourth year, running from 14-21 …

Festival to excite Nottingham’s science curiosity

Writing poetry with code, gazing at stars and taking part in Chemistry experiments are just some of the activities on offer at this year’s Festival of Science and Curiosity. The University of Nottingham is partnering the event which is returning for a fourth year and runs from 14-21 February. It aims to provide opportunities for …

Building STEM skills at Lego tournament

Children from schools across the East Midlands spent the day at the Engineering, Science, Learning Centre competing in the regional heat of the global First Lego League tournament – and a great day was had by all! Teams were tasked with researching a problem around the theme of water and had to design and create …