Spotlight on Durham's Women in Physics
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.
Outstanding recognition for Durham University's scientists
Durham University’s outstanding achievements in science have been recognised with a series of awards.
The Queen honours leading Durham University space scientist
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.
Winton sponsors prizes in Physics and Mathematical Sciences at Durham University
Durham University is delighted to announce that Winton has sponsored five academic prizes in the University’s Departments of Physics and Mathematical Sciences.
The prizes being sponsored from the 2017/18 academic year are:
- Winton Doctoral Prize in Physics;
- Winton MSc Prize in Physics;
- Winton Poster Prizes in Physics;
- Winton Doctoral Prize in Mathematical Sciences;
- Winton MSc Prize in Mathematical Sciences.
Professor Patrick Hussey, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Durham’s Faculty of Science, said:
“We are delighted that Winton have chosen to support a number of new postgraduate prizes in our Departments of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, which will celebrate the academic excellence so prevalent within our student community here at Durham.”
Winton is an investment management and data science company. The firm was founded in 1997 on the belief that the application of the scientific method offers the best approach to investing. Winton’s investment decisions are driven by statistical inference based on the empirical analysis of data, rather than instinct or intuition. By finding patterns in large volumes of data, Winton’s researchers build intelligent investment systems which evolve over time. Today Winton advises on over $30billion of client assets for many of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks and fund platforms. The firm employs more than 450 people in 9 offices around the globe.
Winton’s philanthropic arm, Winton Philanthropies, is a supporter of UK science research.
For more information on the prizes available please follow the links to the Departmental websites below:
Fully funded doctoral studentships to be made available in new Centre for Doctoral Training
We are pleased to announce the availability of up to 11 fully-funded four year doctoral studentships, as part of a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Intensive Science supported by STFC through the Industrial Strategy Talent Fund. The CDT is built around the research programmes of the Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) and the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP) and also the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy (CEA) and the Center for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI). The studentships include a six month secondment with one of our industrial partners.
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.
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.