South West to lead the way in exploiting world’s thinnest material

The Universities of Exeter and Bath can today reveal their plans for a new world-leading research centre to explore and exploit the properties of the thinnest material in nature.

European team finds smallest transiting extrasolar planet ever

The CoRoT satellite has discovered a planet only twice as large as the Earth orbiting a star slightly smaller than the Sun.

Quantum doughnuts slow and freeze light at will

A researcher from the University of Exeter has helped to find a way to use doughnut shaped by-products of quantum dots to slow and even freeze light.

Exeter academic addresses top climate researchers in Copenhagen

The University of Exeter’s Met Office Chair in Climate System Dynamics, Professor Peter Cox, has addressed the world’s leading climate researchers in Copenhagen.

Exeter engineer showers international team with water expertise

A professor from the University of Exeter is preparing to travel to Israel to share his expertise on water engineering.

Exeter wins £3.2 million from EPSRC for new business opportunities

The University of Exeter has won a significant grant to enable a unique collaboration to develop new opportunities in the field of Functional Materials, specifically in the area of Tailored Electromagnetic Solutions.

Plants absorb more carbon under hazy skies

Plants absorbed carbon dioxide more efficiently under the polluted skies of recent decades than they would have done in a cleaner atmosphere, according to a new study involving the University of Exeter.

Exeter scientists help discover most distant cosmic explosion ever seen

Astrophysicists from the University of Exeter are involved in the discovery of the most distant cosmic explosion ever seen.

University of Exeter receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for malaria research

The University of Exeter has received a US$100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Exeter research sheds light on brain disease

Cutting-edge optical imaging technology developed at the University of Exeter will help develop smart nanodrugs to treat brain diseases like schizophrenia, depression and dementia.

Launch powers wave energy research

The ambition for Cornwall to become a world leading centre for wave energy has moved a step closer to reality with the launch of a two tonne (2000kg) buoy off the coast of Falmouth.

£10 million for energy research announced

South West England’s ambition to be a global centre for harnessing energy from the sea has received a major boost with the announcement of a £10.3 million investment in marine energy research.

Exeter inspires young engineers

Two hundred teenagers from 19 schools across the South West became aeronautical engineers for the day on Thursday 17 September.

CSM graduate earns energy accolade

A recent graduate from the University of Exeter's Camborne School of Mines (CSM) has been awarded a national prize for his thesis on marine renewable energy.

30 new scientists boost Exeter research

30 new scientists, six of them professors, are being appointed to new academic posts at the University of Exeter.

Funding boosts University of Exeter’s astronomy research

The University of Exeter has been awarded £186,000 funding to help tackle one of the most fundamental problems in modern astronomy – when do stars and planets form and how does it happen?

Exeter students up all night for computer programming challenge

A team of University of Exeter students are getting ready to stay up all night to test their computing programming skills.

Physics PhD student wins prestigious scholarship

PhD Physics student Natalie Garrett has been awarded a British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) scholarship.

Exeter team helps set astronomy record

A team from the University of Exeter has helped set a new record for the most distant astronomical object yet observed: an explosion 13.1 billion light years away.

£3.2m research project to capture brilliance of butterfly wings

The brilliance of butterfly wings has inspired a £3.2m, three-year research project that promises to deliver innovation in the fields of security, energy and the environment.

Exeter student crowned British surf kayak champion

University of Exeter mathematics student Philip Watson has been crowned British surf kayak short boat champion.

Exeter physicist made Royal Society University Research Fellow

A University of Exeter physicist is one of 38 UK scientists to be made a Royal Society University Research Fellow for 2009.

Packexe and the University shortlisted for prestigious national award

Packexe SMASH, the latest innovation from Exeter based Packexe Limited, has been shortlisted for ‘New Product of the Year’ at the 2009 Growing Business Awards supported by the CBI and Real Business magazine.

Exeter academic contributes to major climate change report

Global climate change is accelerating beyond expectations and the human role is now firmly established, according to a new global scientific synthesis prepared by some of the world’s top climate scientists.

Exeter scientist helps shape future of astronomy

A University of Exeter astrophysicist is helping to organise a grass-roots event dedicated to the future of astronomy, when Facebook and Twitter could play a key role in shaping our understanding of the universe.

Exeter graduate is Young Woman Engineer of the Year

A University of Exeter graduate has been named this year’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Exeter astronomers discover ‘tilted planets’

University of Exeter research has added to a growing evidence that several giant planets have orbits so tilted that their orbits can be perpendicular or even backwards relative to their parent star’s rotation.