Archive for the ‘Physics’ Category

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Light captured alongside a gravitational wave for the first time ever

University of Bath astrophysicists have been closely involved in the first ever combined detection of both light and gravitational waves from the merging of two neutron stars, a cataclysmic cosmic event.

Public unwittingly buying dangerous laser pointers warn scientists

Dangerous laser pointers are being sold to the public which unwittingly believes them to be safe, scientists from the University of Bath have warned.

Research creates new possibilities to design new materials

Research creates new possibilities to design new materials with strange and exotic properties

Researchers from Physics led by Professor Nigel Wilding in collaboration with the University of Bristol have been investigating the strange properties of 2D crystals, which could in the future lead to the design of new materials.

3D printed microscopes to boost science in developing countries

Using cheap consumer electronics and 3D printed parts to create high-quality scientific and medical devices at a fraction of the cost of alternatives is the aim of a new £1M research project at the University of Bath.

Carole Mundell talks to BBC World Service

An international team of scientists, including Professor Mundell, have captured Gamma Ray Bursts - the biggest explosions in the Universe - in unprecedented detail for the first time.

Universe's biggest explosions captured in unprecedented detail

An international team of scientists, including from the University of Bath, have captured the most complete picture yet of the most powerful type of explosion in the universe – Gamma Ray Bursts - unravelling the long-standing mystery of what powers them.

Bath hosts GW4 Nanofabrication workshop

A workshop was held this week to explore new cooperative activities between GW4 universities

Physicist wins prestigious early-career award

Theoretical physicist Dr Marcin Mucha-Kruczyński has won a prestigious early-career award from the Institute of Physics for his work on graphene.

Professors Birks, Knight to be awarded prestigious Rank Prize

Professor Tim Birks and Professor Jonathan Knight, both from the Department of Physics, have been announced as the winners of the Rank Prize for Optoelectonics 2018, along with former Bath researcher Professor Philip Russell.

Technician wins national prize

A technician in the Department of Physics has won a national award recognising her work.

Physics undergrad has paper published in scientific journal

A paper co-authored by physics student, Joey Tindall, has been published in the scientific journal, Physics Letters B.

Marine acoustic imaging: Thu 25 May

New challenges in marine acoustic imaging: Workshop to generate discussion & new collaborations

'Ageing healthily' lecture on Sulis Minerva Day: 11 May

Dame Linda Partridge of Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing will be speaking at our Sulis Minerva Day

Physics researchers recognised in national science photography contest

Two researchers from the Department of Physics have come runners up in a national science photography competition, organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

2nd KTP with Seiche rated ‘Outstanding’

Another Knowledge Transfer Partnership has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Innovate UK

Lung probe that spots infections aims to cut antibiotic overuse

A new imaging tool that rapidly diagnoses bacterial lung infections could help prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics in intensive care units.

Nanoscopic golden springs could unravel twisted molecules

University of Bath scientists have used gold spring-shaped coils 5,000 times thinner than human hairs and powerful lasers to enable the detection of twisted molecules, and the applications could improve pharmaceutical design, telecommunications and nanorobotics.

Distant galaxies are dominated by gas and stars - where is the Dark Matter?

New observations of galaxies forming 10 billion years ago show they are dominated by “normal” matter, with so-called “dark matter” present in much smaller quantities than expected.