Department for Transport to give keynote address at WMG’s Very Light Rail Conference

2 weeks 6 days ago

On the 28th November 2019, Steve Berry OBE, Head of Highways Maintenance, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail and Cableways at the UK Department of Transport will give the keynote address at the Very Light Rail Conference being held at The Slate on the University of Warwick’s campus. He will speak about the potential for Very Light Rail to transform local public transport.

The EU and the Western Balkans - new policy brief published today

3 weeks 1 day ago

What priorities should shape the UK’s relationship with the six Western Balkans countries after Brexit? The latest policy brief from GLOBE, a research centre within the University of Warwick’s Law School, considers how the UK can best develop a long-term sustainable relationship with the region independent of any EU approach.  

Quantum computers learn to mark their own work

3 weeks 3 days ago

A new test to check if a quantum computer is giving correct answers to questions beyond the scope of traditional computing could help the first quantum computer that can outperform a classical computer to be realised.

By creating a protocol that allows a quantum computer to check its own answers to difficult problems, the scientists from the University of Warwick have provided a means to confirm that a quantum computer is working correctly without excessive use of resources.

Local residents entertained, challenged and moved by ESRC Festival of Social Science

3 weeks 5 days ago

More than 500 people took part in the workshops, talks and activities organised by the University of Warwick for this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science. University researchers took to Coventry and Warwickshire’s streets, bars and community centres to share insights from their work with enthusiastic and interested audiences. The events tackled topics from the nature of time itself and the puzzle of DNA to taxes and accents.

Preterm children have similar temperament to children who were institutionally deprived

1 month ago

A child’s temperament is affected by the early stages of their life. Researchers from the University of Warwick, the University of Tennessee, University of Southampton and Kings College London have found children who were born very preterm (under 32 weeks gestation) or very low birthweight (under 1500g) had similar temperamental difficulties in controlling their impulses, to children who experienced institutional deprivation.

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