The sun as we've never seen it before - clearest and most detailed images of the Sun revealed

3 weeks 5 days ago

The clearest and most detailed images of the Sun have been captured by the largest telescope in the world. Just-released first images and videos from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, which involves University of Warwick scientists, reveal unprecedented detail of the Sun’s surface, with experts saying it will enable a new era of solar science and a leap forward in understanding the Sun and its impacts on our planet.

Students wanted for Data Science for Social Good

1 month ago

Applications are now open for the second Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship being held at the University of Warwick.

The Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) initiative was started at the University of Chicago in 2013 and sees students, PhDs, graduates and data science enthusiasts come together to learn new skills and work on projects submitted by charities, public organisations and social enterprises.

Transparency discovered in crystals with ultrahigh piezoelectricity

1 month 1 week ago

Use of an AC rather than a DC electric field can improve the piezoelectric response of a crystal. Now, an international team of researchers say that cycles of AC fields also make the internal crystal domains in some materials bigger and the crystal transparent. The research was undertaken using world-class equipment housed within the X-ray Diffraction Research Technology Platform based in the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics.

Contemporary visions of leadership in Africa explored in new book

1 month 2 weeks ago

The voices and experiences of civic leaders in Africa are the focus of a new book co-edited by the University of Warwick’s Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey. Drawing on case studies and survey data, Developing Global Leaders: Insights from African Case Studies explores the personal experiences of a diverse group of civic leaders from 31 countries across Africa, and shares their insights on transforming leadership in an age of rapid change.

Slime Santa beard likes hot peppers

2 months 1 week ago

A slime Santa beard has been made by Ian Hands-Portman at the University of Warwick using slime molds, a myxomycete which is a single giant cell with multiple nuclei that lives in dark damp places and likes to feed off bacteria and fungi and things that have started to decay.

Warwick academic made godmother of new ship

2 months 1 week ago

A University of Warwick academic has been afforded the rare honour of being made the godmother of a new ship.

The christening ceremony of the 82,000 tonne ship took place in the Yangzijiang shipyard in Jingjiang, China, by breaking a bottle of champagne over her side as she was named AESCHYLUS GRAECIA by Dr Emmanuela Bakola.

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