Theory Research News
How two-tone cats get their patches comes to light in cell study - 06 January 2016
Researchers have used mathematical modelling to discover how animals with piebald patterning get their distinctive black and white patches.
Magnetised gold heralds new generation of electronics - 06 October 2015
Physicists at Bath have magnetised gold in a process that could lead to a new generation of electronics and make computers faster, smaller and more powerful.
New method for building on an atomic scale - 28 September 2015
Our physicists have pioneered a new way of manipulating several thousand atoms at a time, paving the way for building nanoscale electronic devices more quickly and easily at room temperature.
Our physicists have harnessed the Leidenfrost effect - a quirk of physics that levitates water droplets - to create a thermostat with no moving parts.
Gravity-resisting gene stops our bodies being squashed flat - 16 March 2015
A team led by scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry has solved the century-old mystery of how our bodies withstand gravity and take on their 3D shape.
New species of dinosaur discovered lying forgotten in a museum - 26 November 2014
A University of Bath palaeontologist studying fossils that were kept in a museum in Canada for over 75 years has discovered a new species of dinosaur.
Scientists show how bigger brains could help us see better - 25 June 2014
Bigger brain areas could have evolved to help us perceive more, and more accurately, according to a new study published today by scientists in our Department of Psychology.
More robust approach needed to science, innovation and the threats of biochemical weapons - 30 April 2014
An event on campus will bring together international experts to discuss new ways to combat the threats posed by biological and chemical weapons - and the role of science as a source and response to such threats.
The heat is on as Leidenfrost video goes viral - 18 December 2013
A YouTube video created by Bath physics students has become a surprise 2013 global internet sensation clocking up half a million hits from around the world since its launch in September.
Dr Bryson attends international AI conference - 23 August 2013
Dr Joanna Bryson from our Department of Computer Science was invited to attend the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) held in Beijing, China earlier this month.