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Biggest infra-red image of sky ever taken released by Nottingham astronomers

On the 1st August 2017, Nottingham’s astronomy group released the largest ever infra-red image of the sky. The image has 1.5 million megapixels and gives the most detailed view ever of the northern hemisphere from the ecliptic plane right up to 60 degrees north of the ecliptic.   In this guest post, Dr. Simon Dye …

Can you read my mind? New advances in brain imaging

The School of Physics and Astronomy has led the way in medical imaging, thanks to the scientific legacy of the late Sir Peter Mansfield.   Sir Peter won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2004 for the development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Recently, Dr. Matt Brookes and Prof Richard Bowtell from the Sir Peter Mansfield …

TEF Gold

Guest post by Prof Michael Merrifield, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy   The publication of the first “Teaching Excellence Framework” (TEF) results provides a new source of information both for staff at universities to think about changes they might make to the way they teach, and for prospective students to compare places …

Student research: discover one student’s project on the forensic analysis of footwear

Hands-on student research is an important part of all our degree courses.  Whether you want to ponder the equations behind of string theory or learn to operate sophisticated experimental equipment, the third- and fourth-year research projects give you a chance to get in-depth experience in the area of physics that interests you most.  For those …

Studying abroad: Kate and Chris in Brazil

If you’re interested in studying abroad during your undergraduate study at the University of Nottingham, there are a number of options available.  One particularly exciting opportunity offered each year is for a number of students in the fourth year of our MSci Physics programs to conduct the research for their major research projects under the …