BBC Radio 4 presenter to give IOP Prestige Lecture at Loughborough University
BBC Radio 4 presenter Timandra Harkness will give this year's Institute of Physics Prestige Lecture at Loughborough University on Friday 6 December.
28 November 2019
Dr Tyler Shendruk of the Mathematical Science department has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for a five-year study that aims to replicate some of the fascinating behaviours displayed by biological molecules and microorganisms, and design a new class of man-made materials.
4 October 2019
Loughborough University – in partnership with Loughborough Students' Union – is proud to celebrate Black History Month throughout October with a programme of events honouring the contributions, achievements and histories of black people among our staff, students and the wider community.
1 October 2019
International experts and stakeholders, including leaders in the NHS, police, military and ambulance service, attended the Loughborough University TOXI-Triage research showcase in London on 26th June. The TOXI-Triage project will revolutionise the way emergency services tackle chemical, biological, radioactive, or nuclear (CBRN) incidents.
1 July 2019
The TOXI-triage project – just one of the research initiatives included in the first phase of Loughborough's new Game Changers campaign – seeks to set the new global ‘Gold Standard’ for how emergency services should tackle a chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear (CBRN) incident.
19 June 2019
Loughborough University has announced it is to establish a new research centre focused on improving the way mathematics is taught in schools and colleges. The Centre for Mathematical Cognition (CMC) will be based at the Mathematics Education Centre (MEC) – one of the most successful groups of mathematics education researchers in the UK.
30 May 2019
The capabilities of newly developed life-saving technologies developed to tackle CBRN incidents were demonstrated at a mass casualty field trial. The TOXI-Triage project, led by Loughborough University's Professor Paul Thomas, brings together academics, emergency responders and industry partners from across Europe.
24 May 2019
A new online tool developed by researchers from Loughborough University, the University of Leicester, the University of Nottingham, Ulster University and University College London aims to increase primary teachers’ awareness of the link between preterm birth and educational difficulties as well as give practical teaching advice for helping those most at risk.
24 May 2019
Forensic examiners are in danger of missing evidence in low-light environments if their vision has not fully adapted to the dark, a new Loughborough University study has found. The researchers found that people misread letters and numbers and missed other pieces of information when asked to identify fluorescent marks in a dark room.
24 May 2019
A new project, led by Loughborough University, will combine the expertise of physicists, biologists, chemists, neuroscientists and artificial intelligence (AI) specialists to create human-like ‘thinking' hardware. Experts from the School of Science have received a £965,568 grant from the EPSRC to fund the project which aims to understand how to replicate biological neural networks with electronic chips.
24 May 2019
A largescale field trial in Finland will test new technologies aimed at saving lives during mass casualty chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear (CBRN) incidents. The technologies and systems have been developed as part of the Loughborough-led TOXI-Triage project.
17 May 2019
Dr Camilla Gilmore, a Reader in Mathematical Cognition, has been named Prize Lecturer for 2019 by the Experimental Psychology Society. Dr Gilmore will give her EPS lecture in July 2020 at the Experimental Psychology Society meeting in Swansea.
2 May 2019
Loughborough University is delighted to announce Dr Suzanne Imber will be speaking at this year’s Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture. She will discuss her journey to becoming a space scientist, and how advances in the space industry will change our everyday lives.
30 April 2019
The next generation of supercomputers is a step closer, according to research led by Dr Niladri Banerjee, of Loughborough University's Department of Physics, Professor Mark Blamire of the University Cambridge and Professor Jacob Linder of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
3 April 2019
Loughborough University’s STEMLab has been announced as a winner at the S-Lab Awards for Excellence in Laboratory Design, Management and Operation. Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Professor Rachel Thomson, collected the award for the building which opened in 2017. STEMLab won the Multi-Disciplinary Science Teaching and Research Buildings category.
3 April 2019
Millions of pounds are being spent on running educational trials in schools that often fail to produce useful information, a new study carried out by Loughborough and York universities has found.
22 March 2019
Chris Skidmore MP – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation – visited Loughborough University on Friday 8 March. Tying in with the start of British Science Week, the minister was interested to learn more about Loughborough’s pioneering STEM teaching and research facilities.
21 March 2019
Professor Caucher Birkar visited the University on Friday 15 March to present a lecture titled ‘Log Calabi-Yau fibrations’, as part of the Kodaira weekend workshop in Algebraic Geometry hosted by the IAS. The Kodaira weekend workshop formed part of the IAS Geometry Theme, led by Dr Hamid Ahmadinezhad from the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
19 March 2019
This year's STEM Community Day at Loughborough University will take place on Saturday 16 March from 1pm-5pm and will be held on campus at the West Park Teaching Hub and the STEMLab.
21 February 2019
Loughborough mathematician Dr Emiliano Renzi and the Storm Force team will be showcasing their online game at the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity. The game draws on more than Dr Renzi's extensive research into the deadly storm surges that cause coastal flooding, and explains how to spot an approaching surge and avert disaster.
8 February 2019
The National Student Survey (NSS) – an annual, independent and anonymous survey, which offers final year undergraduates the chance to give feedback on their time at Loughborough – is now open. We encourage finalists to take part in the survey. Your feedback helps us continue to develop and improve the Loughborough student experience.
4 February 2019
A new exhibition at the University focusing on geometry is now on display featuring the original works of two artists. Inspired by Geometry – led by the Institute of Advanced Studies - traces the unifying thread of geometric influences that binds together art, design and mathematics.
17 January 2019
Dr Elisa Postinghel, of the School of Science, has been named a recipient of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) New Investigator Award and has been provided with funding of £203,354 to develop new mathematical methods to describe and classify shapes in four or more dimensions.
15 January 2019
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