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Radar, MRI, quantum theory and more: how an enigmatic baker’s son influenced some of science’s greatest discoveries

His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew is officially opening the George Green Library at University Park on Wednesday 15 March. So who was the remarkable yet enigmatic George Green? More than 175 years after his death in 1841, mathematical techniques invented by George Green are still widely used in physics and engineering. Green’s first essay, …

GSK Labs: An exciting place for PhD researcher

The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry has officially opened. Connor Yap, a third year PhD student, reflects on working as a researcher in this landmark building. The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry (CNL) is the latest landmark building on Jubilee Campus, housing the Centre For Sustainable Chemistry. This large, wooden-framed building …

Significant investment in our world-changing research

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, introduces the new Beacons of Excellence – leading research areas that will have a far-reaching impact on some of today’s global challenges. In my previous blog post, I wrote about our vision for the future of research here at the University. This vision is exciting, …

Sound studies: an Impact Fellowship at the Science Museum

Dr James Mansell, Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies, is interested in how sound and other sensory experiences connect us socially. Here he writes about his experience of a fellowship at the Science Museum and the unveiling of a sound installation at the British Library. During my research leave in 2016 I was awarded a Research …

University invests in ambitious vision for the future of research

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, reveals an exciting new chapter in the history of research at The University of Nottingham At The University of Nottingham, we are committed to delivering research of truly global significance. Almost a year ago, a review group met for the first time, tasked with addressing how …

When digestive disease meets art – exploring your inner self

Written by Dr Giles Major, Clinical Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology, Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre. How are your bowels? It’s a simple enough question but in clinical research life is never that straightforward. In the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre we need to quantify ‘bowel function’ so that we can measure differences between health and disease. This …

Developing the world’s first blood test for early detection of breast cancer

Q&A with John Robertson, Professor of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Autoimmunity in Cancer, leads the team looking to develop the world’s first blood test for the early detection of breast cancer. He is riding 1,400 miles with Life Cycle 6 to help raise …