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A University of Exeter physics expert has been bestowed with a prestigious award, for his significant widening participation and outreach work.
The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences has enjoyed considerable success in the latest university league table, published by the Guardian.
A University of Exeter student has won a prestigious national competition designed to promote the pioneering work being carried out by early-career scientists to a wider audience.
Science experts from the University of Exeter will showcase their pioneering research at the Houses of Parliament, as part of a prestigious national science event.
Pioneering research from University of Exeter scientists into the atmospheres of planets found beyond our own solar system could also help solve one of the greatest riddles of Earth’s past.
Budding astronomers will be given a unique opportunity to witness the remarkable atmospheric properties of exoplanets when the BBC's hugely popular programme Stargazing Live returns for a new series this week.
Funding boost to train tomorrow’s engineers and scientists
University of Exeter astrophysicist Dr Stefan Kraus has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for his work on star and planet formation.
A team of students from the University of Exeter are making their final preparations before taking part in a prestigious international synthetic biology competition.
Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith joined a delegation to South Africa led by the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, which included Universities minister David Willetts.
A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies.
True colour of exoplanet measured for the first time.
Professor Roy Sambles is to be the new president-elect of the Institute of Physics (IOP).
Unique properties of graphene and graphExeter combine to create a new flexible, transparent, photosensitive device.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is this year investing £84.2 million in postgraduate training through its annual Doctoral Training Grants (DTGs).
Children from across the South West took part in hands-on events and activities with researchers from the University of Exeter in celebration of invention and discovery during National Science & Engineering Week.
The first experimental observation of a phenomenon in quantum mechanics that was predicted nearly 70 years ago holds important implications for the future of graphene-based electronic devices.
Claire Woollacott, 24, a PhD Postgraduate Research Student from the School of Physics at the University of Exeter, struck gold at a competition in the House of Commons yesterday for excellence in her physics research, walking away with a £3,000 prize.
A technique that could take away the anxious wait by patients for breast cancer results by removing the need for a needle biopsy is to have its performance evaluated for the first time, on breast tissue and lymph nodes.
The Centre for Energy and the Environment (CEE) based at the University of Exeter has been awarded £25,000 by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Hospital Trust to research the prioritisation of sustainability measures at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).
Grants totalling more than £5 million will allow world-class researchers at the University of Exeter to push the boundaries of knowledge in ground-breaking five year projects.
A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter has invented a new fibre which changes colour when stretched. Inspired by nature, the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural elements, which create the bright iridescent blue colour of a tropical plant’s fruit.
Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw became a scientist for the day when he took part in experiments in University of Exeter laboratories.
Hundreds of Exeter students have voted for the research they think everyone should know about in the first ever Fruni events at the University.
A dynamic event highlighted the wide range of medical and health research involving the University of Exeter, the NHS and business partners.
New ways of making and using the wonder material graphene will be identified through pioneering work by engineers and scientists at the University of Exeter and Bath.
A University of Exeter physicist has inspired hundreds of African school children to engage with science during a whirlwind outreach tour to Malawi.
A multidisciplinary team of Exeter undergraduates captured bronze in the European round of the international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition.
Dr Annette Plaut from the University of Exeter is swapping a lab coat for legislation as she visits Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw at the House of Commons.
Physics PhD student Claire Woollacott has recently been awarded prizes for Best Poster at two international conferences.
A physicist whose University of Exeter career spans 40 years receives the Faraday Medal of the Institute of Physics.
Two Exeter Physicists have been awarded the 2012 Napier Shaw medal for their work to help the building sector adapt to the challenges of climate change.
A University of Exeter scientist is bringing together his passions for physics and surfing with research that could inspire a host of new technologies.
A physicist whose University of Exeter career spans 40 years has been awarded the Faraday Medal of the Institute of Physics.
A University of Exeter scientist is part of a team of astronomers that has seen dramatic changes in the upper atmosphere of a faraway planet, using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
A University of Exeter physicist has shared his love of science with nearly 600 school children in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa.
The most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity has been invented by a team from the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter team is adapting the UK Met Office’s weather and climate model to study the atmospheric properties of planets orbiting other stars.
College Artist in Residence Pery Burge and physicist Professor Pete Vukusic were recently awarded first and second prize respectively at the Institute of Physics South West regional photography competition.
A University of Exeter astrophysicist has shown what sunsets look like on planets outside our solar system.
A University of Exeter astrophysicist and a Cardiff-based Research Engineer for EADS have won the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) inaugural Early Career Communicators’ Award for the inspirational activities they have undertaken to introduce a diverse range of people to the wonders of physics.
New buildings should be safer in hot weather, thanks to research led by the University of Exeter.
Research by a University of Exeter astrophysicist has helped to explain how the first stars and galaxies formed.
Scientists have successfully created synthetic crystals whose structures and properties mimic those of naturally-occurring biominerals such as seashells.
Postgraduate Lizzy Brock, currently studying for a PhD in the Electromagnetic Materials group, in the Physics department, has just returned from competing for Team GB at the World Dragon Boat Racing Championship in Tampa, Florida.
An international team of scientists led by the University of Exeter is aiming to answer some of the biggest questions facing astronomy today.
Becoming invisible with the swish of a cloak as in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter novels could soon be a reality with a £4.5 million research project.
A University of Exeter researcher has revealed how he discovered Apple iPhones and iPads are tracking every movement of their owners and storing it in a file on the device.
As part of the University’s 2011 International Summer School the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences will be offering a pathway on Climate Change; Technology and Society.
One of the world’s leading experts in studying distant planets is to give her inaugural lecture on the cutting-edge research which is leading the hunt for new worlds and new life.
An expert in studying distant planets at the University of Exeter has been awarded the highest prize for physics in France.
Neil Robinson, who graduated with a first class MPhys (physics) degree this summer, has won a prestigious international prize.
The University of Exeter is giving people an opportunity to hear from one of the UK’s most eminent scientists on Thursday 11 March.
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.
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.
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.
Local people are invited to join University of Exeter astronomers for a journey through the Galaxy.
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.
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).
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.
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.
A University of Exeter physicist is one of 38 UK scientists to be made a Royal Society University Research Fellow for 2009.
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.
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.
30 new scientists, six of them professors, are being appointed to new academic posts at the University of Exeter.
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?
PhD Physics student Natalie Garrett has been awarded a British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) scholarship.
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.
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.
An obscure species of beetle has shown how brilliant white paper could be produced in a completely new way.
Astrophysicists from the University of Exeter are involved in the discovery of the most distant cosmic explosion ever seen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The CoRoT satellite has discovered a planet only twice as large as the Earth orbiting a star slightly smaller than the Sun.
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.