News archive 2020
Physicists solve geometrical puzzle in electromagnetism
A team of scientists have solved the longstanding problem of how electrons move together as a group inside cylindrical nanoparticles.
Stargazers given once in-a-lifetime opportunity to see ‘Great Conjunction’ of Saturn and Jupiter
Budding astronomers will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a truly special celestial event in the run-in to Christmas.
ERC-funded project to explore the origin of diversity in star and planetary systems
One of the University of Exeter’s most distinguished astrophysics researchers has received a significant funding boost from the European Research Council (ERC), it has been announced.
Research develops new theoretical approach to manipulate light
The quest to discover pioneering new ways in which to manipulate how light travels through electromagnetic materials has taken a new, unusual twist.
Bacteria and 3D printers could help restore coral reefs
A team of University of Exeter students are using genetically engineered bacteria to produce a material that could help repair degraded coral reefs.
New technique could revolutionise accuracy and ease detection of biomechanical alterations of cells and tissues
Scientists have developed an optical elastography technique that could revolutionise the accuracy and ease to which health professionals can detect biomechanical alterations of cells and tissues.
Astronomy expert secure prestigious national fellowship
One of the University of Exeter’s most prominent astrophysics experts has received a prestigious national fellowship, it has been announced.
Professor Roy Sambles awarded knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Professor Roy Sambles FRS has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, announced today.
Physics’ BioSpec team successfully host the 4th Annual Meeting of the EU COST Action BioBrillouin network.
On the 9-11 September 2020, the BioSpec team at Exeter hosted the 4th Annual Meeting of the EU COST Action BioBrillouin (CA16124, 2017-2021),
Physicists “trick” photons into behaving like electrons using a “synthetic” magnetic field
Scientists have discovered an elegant way of manipulating light using a “synthetic” Lorentz force — which in nature is responsible for many fascinating phenomena including the Aurora Borealis.
Exeter physicist earns prestigious fellowship
A University of Exeter physicist has earned a University Research Fellowship (URF) from the Royal Society.
Rising Engineering research star receives prestigious Fellowship
One of the University of Exeter’s rising research stars has been awarded a prestigious Engineering Research Fellowship, it has been announced.
Exeter Astrophysics expert awarded prestigious international prize
Professor Isabelle Baraffe, a leading expert in astrophysics research, has been awarded a prestigious international science prize.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter: a message written by the Physics Inclusion Working Group.
Business consultant launches confidence course for women in science
Business consultant and author Sadie Sharp is working with 100 scientists, the majority female, to help them build their confidence in a male-dominated sector.
New breakthrough in ‘spintronics’ could boost high speed data technology
Scientists have made a pivotal breakthrough in the important, emerging field of spintronics – which could lead to a new high speed energy efficient data technology.
Thermophones offer new route to radically simplify array design, research shows
Scientists have pioneered a new technique to produce arrays of sound produced entirely by heat.
First measurement of spin-orbit alignment on planet Beta Pictoris b
Astronomers have made the first measurement of spin-orbit alignment for a distant ‘super-Jupiter’ planet.
Presence of airborne dust could signify increased habitability of distant planets, research shows
Scientists have expanded our understanding of potentially habitable planets orbiting distant stars by including a critical climate component – the presence of airborne dust.
Eavesdropping on single molecules with light by replaying the chatter
Scientists have pioneered a new technique to expose hidden biochemical pathways involving single molecules at the nanoscale.