New ‘sun clock’ quantifies extreme space weather switch on/off

2 months ago

Extreme space weather events can significantly impact systems such as satellites, communications systems, power distribution and aviation. They are driven by solar activity which is known to have an irregular but roughly 11 year cycle. By devising a new, regular ‘sun clock’, researchers have found that the switch on and off of periods of high solar activity is quite sharp, and are able to determine the switch on/off times. Their analysis shows that whilst extreme events can happen at any time, they are much less likely to occur in the quiet interval.

The Crisis Project: Letters to the NHS

2 months ago

The Crisis Project: Letters to the NHS was set up by first year University of Warwick Maths Student Soumya Krishna Kumar, in a bid to encourage members of the public to write bespoke letters to keyworkers, recognising them for their individual efforts during the pandemic.

Appetite can be increased by cells in the brain

2 months ago

Tanycytes are glial cells, which communicate with neurons in the brain to inform it of what we have eaten. Researchers from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick have found when tanycytes are selectively stimulated appetite was increased.

New study provides insights into how retailers have responded to COVID-19

2 months ago

The study by WMG, University of Warwick and Blue Yonder examines how retailers have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure their survival. The

report highlights many points, particularly the need for human intervention as existing processes couldn’t keep up with changes in the market, going forward future systems will need to be more robust and responsive, to increase speed and agility in the supply chain

Warwick Students’ Union helps take Pride 2020 online

2 months 1 week ago

Pride events, marches and festivals have been cancelled to reduce the risk of a second wave of coronavirus cases. Anxious to make sure LGBT+ students, staff and allies could still take part in Pride this year, Warwick SU has thrown its support behind Campus Pride, a summer-long online festival of events and challenges being organised by a coalition of UK students unions.

Researchers support call to suspend debt service for indebted countries to free up resources to fight Covid-19

2 months 1 week ago

Dr Stephen Connelly and Dr Celine Tan, Co-Directors of the Centre for the Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE Centre) at the Warwick Law School, are supporting civil society groups, led by Jubilee Debt Campaign UK and Oxfam GB, in proposing legislation in the UK that will have the effect of suspending debt owed to private creditors of countries eligible for the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI).

Warwick researchers join Police and Crime Commissioner’s advisory board

2 months 1 week ago

Six Warwick social science researchers have become members of the West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner’s new Academic Advisory Board. Dr Ana Aliverti, Professor Jo Angouri, Professor Jackie Hodgson, Professor Vanessa Munro, Professor Tom Sorell and Professor Azrini Wahidin will share research and expertise with the West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson.

New University of Warwick modelling supports cautious reopening of schools if other lockdown measures continue to control the coronavirus

2 months 1 week ago

The gradual reopening of schools, starting with primary schools, is unlikely to lead to a second wave of infection, according to new mathematical modelling of the COVID-19 outbreak from University of Warwick researchers, but we should be prepared to reintroduce lockdown measures should there be a significant rise in the number of new cases.

Warwick Academic helping to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

2 months 2 weeks ago

Dr Theo Damoulas, associate Professor in Data Science at the University of Warwick and Deputy Programme Director for the Turing’s Data-centric Engineering programme is working with GLA, TfL, Microsoft and other Universities to help inform London's response to the Covid-19 lockdown in a project called "Odysseus", which aims to understand 'London's busyness'.

Academic returns to nursing to help NHS in pandemic

2 months 2 weeks ago

Charlotte Croft has swapped the lecture theatre for a hospital theatre after returning to nursing to help the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Associate Professor of Human Resource Management left her role as a nurse at Nottingham University Hospital in 2013 to work in academia, but decided to answer the Government’s call to return to the frontline to help the thousands suffering from Coronavirus

Researchers call to record the landscape of the pandemic

2 months 2 weeks ago

‘The Viral Archive’ is a collaborative project between archaeologists at the University of Warwick, University College Cork (Ireland), and University College London, that is sending out a global invitation, for you to capture the visual record of the signs, marks, and graffiti that are keeping us safe, together, and uplifted during this pandemic.

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