Breakthrough in studying ancient DNA from Doggerland that separates the UK from Europe

4 weeks ago

Thousands of years ago the UK was physically joined to the rest of Europe through an area known as Doggerland. However, a marine inundation took place during the mid-holocene, separating the British landmass from the rest of Europe, which is now covered by the North Sea. Scientists from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick have studied sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA) from sediment deposits in the southern North Sea, an area which has not previously been linked to a tsunami that occurred 8150 years ago.

New study will uncover the links between adolescent disability and socio-economic disadvantage in early adulthood

4 weeks 1 day ago

A three-year study at the Department of Sociology of the University of Warwick, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, will explore why disabled young people in England experience social and economic disadvantage into adulthood. The fact that adolescent disability is generally associated with poor educational, social and employment outcomes in adulthood has been well-documented but the reasons why this happens are not as well understood. The new study aims to close that gap.

Thermonuclear blast sends supernova survivor star hurtling across the Milky Way

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An exploding white dwarf star blasted itself out of its orbit with another star in a ‘partial supernova’ and is now hurtling across our galaxy, according to a new study from the University of Warwick's Astrophysics Group.It opens up the possibility of many more survivors of supernovae travelling undiscovered through the Milky Way, as well as other types of supernovae occurring in other galaxies that astronomers have never seen before.

International Conference of Women in Engineering postponed until 2021

1 month ago

It was announced in May last year (2019) that the University of Warwick has won the bid to plan, organise and host the 18th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES18) for September 2020, however due to the current COViD-19 pandemic the event has been pushed back to 2021.

The conference was previously held at Warwick (ICWES9) in 1991, ICWES18 will now return to Warwick on 1-4 September 2021.

WBS academic advising NHS on COVID-19 response

1 month ago

Ivo Vlaev, Professor of Behavioural Science, has been helping the UK tackle the pandemic as part of the National Health Service’s (NHS) COVID Behaviour Change Unit.

The COVID Behaviour Change Unit (CBU), led by Matthew Cripps, Director of Sustainable Healthcare, NHS England and NHS Improvement, provides evidence-based advice to enhance the impact of the UK’s COVID-19 response.

Freelancers urged to get involved with new study exploring their importance to the creative industries

1 month ago

Creative Freelancers living and/or working in Coventry, Waltham Forest and Northumberland are being urged to get involved with a new study into the contribution of freelance workers to the economic and place-based impacts of the creative industries. Warwick's Institute of Employment Research is one of the partners carrying out the research, which is commissioned by the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC).

First exposed planetary core discovered allows glimpse inside other worlds

1 month 1 week ago

The surviving core of a gas giant has been discovered orbiting a distant star by University of Warwick astronomers, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the interior of a planet. The team from the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics reports the discovery today (1 July) in the journal Nature, and is thought to be the first time the exposed core of a planet has been observed.

WBS Executive MBA named best in the UK

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The Economist has ranked Warwick Business School’s Executive MBA the best in the UK and sixth in the world.

WBS climbed four places from its 2018 position when The Economist last did the ranking, with the school’s Executive MBA now rated third in Europe, though it is number one in Europe for programmes delivered by a single business school.

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