Archive for February 2016

Obituary: Mike Phillips (formerly of Materials Science)

We regret to announce the death of retired senior lecturer Mike Phillips, who passed away on 20 February 2016.

Researchers create mid-infrared laser

New laser emits light at wavelengths in the mid-infrared range, which are notoriously difficult to reach

Researchers create laser with notoriously difficult to reach wavelength

Researchers from our Department of Physics have created a laser that emits light at wavelengths in the mid-Infra Red range, long sought after by laser developers.

Using tablets & other technology in teaching: Wed 2 Mar

In this talk Dr Yates will share his experiences of using the media to publicise research, research enhanced teaching, and also using iPads in class for teaching.

Listen to Professor Ed Feil's inaugural lecture

Lecture podcast: How do you solve a problem like bacteria?

CSCT student heads for Chicago & Hawaii

Rob Chapman writes about his three-month placement at Northwestern University and Pacifichem conference

Staff invited to sign up for RAG's bungee jump: Thu 3 Mar

Help support RAG's Big Four Charities: Designability, Julian House, Serve On and Off The Record.

Secretary of State learns about our plans

Sajid Javid heard the latest developments on our new automotive research centre at Bristol & Bath Science Park

Mech Eng welcomes Professor Jonathan Colton

Professor Colton is a distinguished Mechanical Engineer and Design & Manufacturing expert from the Georgia Institute of Technology and brings a wealth of expertise to his position, with over 30 years professional experience as a Mechanical Engineer specialising in Industrial Design.

Joel Staley runs London Marathon inspired by cousin

Joel Staley has decided to run the 2016 London Marathon for British Lung Foundation because of his cousin's fight with lung cancer.

Visit by the Chilean Ambassador

Ambassador Rolando Drago visited us to learn more about our current collaborations with Chile

Travel update for the week ahead

Possible disruptions to your journey to work in the coming week

Breakfast offer launches Fairtrade Fortnight: Mon 29 Mar

This year the focus of the Fairtrade Fortnight is on breakfast, and on Monday 29 February customers will be able to start the day with Fairtrade chocolate brownies and banana loaf served in lime tree, Claverton Rooms and Wessex Restaurant from 9.30am to 10.30am.

I-SEE: Observing the ocean under the melting sea ice: 1 Mar

Free I-SEE lecture with Dr Hanne Sagen,Group Leader/Scientist from the Polar acoustic & oceanography group, Nansen Environmental & Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway

Bath presents new automotive research facility plans to the Secretary of State

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, today (Thursday 25 February 2016) met with representatives from the University of Bath where he heard the latest developments in the University’s plans for a new world-class automotive research centre to be built at the Bristol & Bath Science Park.

Professor David Nutt discusses Psychoactive Substances Bill

Professor David Nutt is a professor of neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College London, chair of, and author of 'Drugs - Without the Hot Air'.

ACE student wins best building physics dissertation prize

Ismini Triantafyllidi, a fourth-year Civil Engineering student, has won the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) prize for Best Undergraduate Final Year Project/Dissertation relating to Building Physics and Services.

Milner Centre celebrates Darwin Day

Charles Darwin’s birthday was celebrated for the first time in Bath on Friday 12 February.

Record employment rates: why is working life not more visible?

Latest blog post from Professor Nick Pearce: Why is the world of work & the experience of working life far less visible in our public discourse & popular culture?

Astrophysicist named Woman of the Year

Carole Mundell has been named Woman of the Year in the 2016 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards