News from 2021
Newton's apple tree continues to bloom on campus two years after planting
Just over two years ago the Department of Mathematical Sciences celebrated the planting of a direct descendant from Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree. Two years on, thanks to the dedication of the campus Gardens team, the tree is blooming and growing well.
New Loughborough research will use Artificial Intelligence to help reduce maternal harm amongst mothers from black ethnic groups
Researchers from Loughborough University are to develop a machine learning system capable of identifying factors that contribute to harm during pregnancy and birth for mothers from black ethnic groups.
Graphene research sounds out new possibilities for electronic technologies
Loughborough physicist Dr Mark Greenaway is part of a team of researchers that have revealed that sonic boom and Doppler-shifted sound waves can be created in a graphene transistor, giving new insights into this world-famous material and its potential for use in nanoscale electronic technologies.
New AI system predicts building energy rates in less than a second
Computer scientists at Loughborough University have teamed up with multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Cundall to create an artificial intelligence system that can predict building emissions rates (BER) – an important value used to calculate building energy performance – of non-domestic buildings.
Ancient meteorite could reveal the origins of life on Earth
Scientists at Loughborough University are analysing a small charcoal-coloured space rock discovered by a local resident to determine its structure and composition in a bid to answer questions about the early solar system and possibly our own origins.
Video Q&A: Curious about COVID-19? Expert panel answer questions on vaccines, wellbeing and more
Are you immune to COVID-19 if you’ve had the vaccine? Is there going to be a ‘third wave’? How accurate are lateral flow tests? Will the coronavirus ever fully disappear? Ponder no more as we have asked your COVID-19 questions to a panel of #LboroExperts from a range of research backgrounds.
Distinguished Loughborough Alumnus to give careers Q&A
One of Loughborough’s most successful graduates, Dipesh Patel, will be sharing his career insights and work in leadership, tech, AI and internet of things in this one-off online Careers Q&A which is open to all students and staff to attend on Thursday 25 February, 5.00pm-5.45pm.
Professor Robin Hudson passed away on 12th January 2021
It is with great sadness we have to inform that Professor Robin Hudson passed away at home on 12th January 2021 after a long illness. Professor Hudson had been with the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Loughborough University from 2005, first as a part-time Professor, and then as a Visiting Professor.
Stem cell AI: Loughborough part of £3m ‘brain on a chip’ project that aims to revolutionise computing power
Loughborough University scientists have started work on a project that will see human brain stem cells used to power artificial intelligence (AI) devices and bring about a revolution in computing.
PhD student awarded grant to fund project looking at the significant loss of Black individuals in Chemistry after graduate level
Loughborough Chemistry researcher Naomi Howard has been awarded a grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Inclusion and Diversity Fund to conduct an 18-month project to investigate why there is such a small number of Black individuals in the field of chemistry after undergraduate level.
Corals, wound infection detection, and theoretical physics...exploring how Loughborough academics are tackling major issues related to biofilms
Biofilms are central to our most important global challenges – from antimicrobial resistance and food safety, to water security – and they have a significant economic, social, and environmental impact.
New theory for how snowflakes grow
Scientists have discovered what drives the delicate and complex microcosm of tiny terraces, pyramids and craters found on the surface of ice. These miniature structures, hidden beneath a thin premelting layer of water, develop and evolve because of a dynamic interplay between the gas, liquid and solid phases – which exist simultaneously.