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On Sky Safari with G-NUNI – the University of Nottingham’s hot air balloon

The University of Nottingham’s hot air balloon took part in a British record-breaking ascent into the skies over Wiltshire on Saturday 15 September. This year’s Exclusive Cup Sky Safari at Longleat, organised by Exclusive Ballooning, proved to be the biggest event of its kind the UK has ever seen, and G-NUNI was taking part for …

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE is made an Honorary Professor

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE has accepted an Honorary Professorship with the Rights Lab and the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Baroness Young is an author, former actress and member of the House of Lords. In 2004 she was appointed an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords …

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 …

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, …

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 …

World Cup wonders: nano-scale footballs made by masters of the minuscule

They created the world’s smallest periodic table; they sent the Queen a 90th birthday message etched on a corgi hair; so, how are experts at the University of Nottingham’s Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) marking the World Cup?  They have joined forces with 3D printing experts in the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) – these chemists, engineers and specialist technicians have created a set of nanoscale football shaped structures in the style of a Russian Doll – one …

Prof Brian Cox gets his brain examined!

Brian’s brain activity was put to the test yesterday when he dropped in on the University’s Quantum Sensing the Brain team at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition. Professor Brian Cox was doing a tour of the annual event which showcases some of the best research being done right now in the UK and brings hands …

How is the UK tackling the dirty world of the hand car wash?

Dr Akilah Jardine, a Research Associate in the Rights Lab, is carrying out research into hand car washes (HSWs). This type of set-up has attracted a lot of attention in the UK over recent months as investigations by law enforcement bodies have unearthed numerous labour, employment, health and safety, and environment violations. Here, Dr Jardine …

Nottingham Professor receives highest academic honour in Northern Ireland

Professor Thomas O’Loughlin from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham has been appointed an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy. The Academy has been honouring Ireland’s leading contributors to the world of learning since its establishment in 1785. Members are elected for their exceptional contribution to the sciences, …

Distinguished scientists elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society

A University of Nottingham alumnus and an honorary Professor have been elected to the Royal Society. Professors Sebsebe Demissew and Robin Grimes are among 60 eminent academics recognised, as fellows or foreign members, for their contribution to science. They join names such as Elon Musk and Jim Al-Khalili, as well as long-standing fellows such as …