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In memoriam: Professor James Stirling CBE FRS 1953-2018

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Professor James Stirling on 9 November.

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The 2018 Christmas Lecture: 'The Mystery and Mastery of Photons'

The 2018 Christmas Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Charles Adams and is titled 'The Mystery and Mastery of Photons' 

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Durham astronomers receive some of first Hubble images

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PHEBE consortium discovers that the host with the most is needed for efficient thermally-activated delayed fluorescence OLEDs

A team of researchers from the Physics department at Durham have been working as part of the PHEBE consortium, which is an EU funded collaboration between TU Dresden, Kaunas University of Technology, Novaled, and project managed by Intelligentsia Consultants.

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International award for Durham Physicist

A Durham University physicist has won an international award for his work on modelling elementary particles, in particular the Higgs boson.

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Durham students complete a successful three month secondment at Kromek.

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Durham astronomers discover two rare diamonds in the sky

When by chance a distant quasar lies directly behind a foreground massive galaxy the effect of strong gravitational lensing can produce multiple images of the background quasar. This effect was originally predicted by Albert Einstein in his general theory of relativity. The first doubly-imaged lensed quasar was discovered in 1979.

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Durham University strengthens its international research collaborations in energy materials research.

We are excited to announce a £150k Rutherford Strategic Partnership Grant programme that will bring four early career scientists to Durham University from India, Malaysia, and Mexico as Rutherford Strategic Fellows in Organic Energy Research (RSFs). The successful 2018 bid was led by Asst Prof Paul McGonigal (Department of Chemistry) and Dr Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro (Durham Energy Institute Early Career Fellow and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry). The Fellowships will draw international talents from around the globe to develop genuinely useful materials to meet the world’s ever-growing energy needs. The RSFs will push the boundaries of organic energy materials for storage, generation, and transmission alongside experts from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering.

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Outstanding recognition for Durham University's scientists

Durham University’s outstanding achievements in science have been recognised with a series of awards.

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The Queen honours leading Durham University space scientist

Professor Carlos Frenk

A world-leading Durham University space scientist has been honoured by The Queen for his work on the origins of the Universe and engaging the public in science.

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ALMA discovers dew drops surrounding dusty spider’s web

Astronomers have spotted glowing droplets of condensed water in the distant Spiderweb Galaxy – but not where they expected to find them.

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CDT Student Francis Ridgeon wins regional 3 Minute Wonder Competition

CDT student Francis Ridgeon won the Institute of Physics, North East regional 3 Minute Wonder Competition.

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