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 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.

Beetle shell inspires brilliant white paper

An obscure species of beetle has shown how brilliant white paper could be produced in a completely new way.

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.

£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.

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.

Physics PhD student wins prestigious scholarship

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

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 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 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.

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 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.