South West businesses and academics join forces to generate power

Business professionals and researchers will gather in Cornwall on 8 January to identify opportunities to get involved with developing wave and tidal energy in the South West.

Exeter student uses artificial intelligence to understand bee behaviour

A University of Exeter PhD student has used artificial intelligence to shed new light on the behaviour of bumble bees.

Exeter astronomer wins international award for planet discovery

A discovery by a team including a scientist from the University of Exeter has won the 2009 Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Cornwall scientists speed up marine renewable testing

A team from the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus has designed a unique facility that will help deliver reliability and risk control for wave energy device developers, investors and insurance companies.

Lectures come in 3D at the University of Exeter

From this month, students in the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter will be watching some of their lectures in a state-of-the-art 3D lecture theatre.

Professor Sir John Pendry reveals secrets of invisibility at Exeter

The University of Exeter is giving people an opportunity to hear from one of the UK’s most eminent scientists on Thursday 11 March.

Nick Clegg tours Renewable Energy lab

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg toured the University of Exeter’s Renewable Energy laboratory on Wednesday 31 March.

Local firm donates equipment worth £40,000 to University

Packexe, based in Exeter, have donated a Dynascan Video Display system worth £40,000 to the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

Local people invited to join a journey through the Galaxy

Local people are invited to join University of Exeter astronomers for a journey through the Galaxy.

UK’s leading energy experts gather in Falmouth

Following the success of last year’s energy conference the University of Exeter will be staging another world-class event in Falmouth on 24 and 25 May.

University of Exeter scientists create the first, comprehensive future weather predictions

Using existing UKCP09 (UK Climate Impacts Programme) data and the weather generator produced by Newcastle University and the University of East Anglia, scientists from the Centre for Energy and the Environment have created the first comprehensive future weather files that include a realistic representation of wind speed and direction.

Social impacts of mining at home and abroad

The University of Exeter’s, Camborne School of Mines, hosted visitors from Europe who carry out research on the social impacts of mining. 

Blast-proof curtain will reduce impact of bomb explosions

A new type of blast-proof curtain that gets thicker, not thinner, when stretched is being developed to provide better protection from the effects of bomb explosions.

Top student shortlisted for European Physics award

Neil Robinson, who graduated with a first class MPhys degree this summer, has been shortlisted for a prestigious international prize.

Turning the spotlight on exoclimates

Some of the world’s leading experts in studying these far-off worlds, known as exoplanets, are heading to the University of Exeter for a conference to discuss the latest findings in this rapidly developing area of research.

Breakthrough in the study of distant planet atmospheres

A research team led by the University of Exeter has discovered a previously undetected element in the atmosphere of a planet almost 500 light years from Earth.

Exeter fellows help lead the way in water management

Two academics from the University of Exeter have been chosen to be among the first international experts on water to be selected for a prestigious fellowship.

Exeter student wins top physics award

Neil Robinson, who graduated with a first class MPhys (physics) degree this summer, has won a prestigious international prize.

Exeter’s role in major climate research programme

A major international research programme aiming to solve some of the fundamental issues facing climate prediction is being led by experts from the University of Exeter.

Aeronautical engineering takes off for South West teens

About 200 teenagers from 20 schools became aeronautical engineers for the day in a special event hosted by the University of Exeter and Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline.

Warm welcome for 2010 Nobel Prize winner

The University of Exeter laid on a warm welcome for 2010 Nobel Prize winner, Professor Kostya Novoselov.

Exeter climate scientists in China for first IPCC author meeting

Four experts from the mathematics research institute at the University of Exeter recently headed to Kunming, China, for the first author meeting for what is set to be the world’s most comprehensive assessment report on climate change.

Global CO2 emissions back on the rise in 2010

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – the main contributor to global warming – show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010, according to a study led by the University of Exeter.

Exeter climate research highlights the ‘compost bomb’

The rate of global warming could lead to a rapid release of carbon from peatlands that would further accelerate global warming.

Exeter astrophysicist honoured with top prize

An expert in studying distant planets at the University of Exeter has been awarded the highest prize for physics in France.

Professor honoured by election to Academia Europaea

Professor David Stephenson from the Mathematics Research Institute at the University of Exeter has been elected to become a member of the prestigious Academia Europaea.