Women in STEM: Angela Harper

Angela Harper is a PhD candidate at the Cavendish Laboratory, a member of Churchill College, and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us about her work in renewable energy, setting up a Girls in STEM programme while she was an undergraduate in North Carolina, and the importance of role models when pursuing a career in STEM. 

Cambridge University News | Jan. 2, 2020 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem physics renewable energy battery sustainable-earth

UK researchers awarded £30m for global science project to better understand matter and antimatter

Cambridge researchers will receive funding as part of a £30m investment in the DUNE experiment, which has the potential to lead to profound changes in our understanding of the universe.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 10, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: physics neutrino antimatter

Women in STEM: Dr Stephanie Höhn

Dr Stephanie Höhn is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and a member of Trinity Hall. Here, she tells us about her unusual path to an academic career, the advantages of being a biologist in a mathematics department, and how an organism that can turn itself inside out might one day help us prevent certain birth defects.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 14, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem mathematics physics cell

‘Messy’ production of perovskite material increases solar cell efficiency

Discovery means simpler and cheaper manufacturing methods are actually beneficial for the material’s use in next-generation solar cells or LED lighting.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 11, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: physics solar-cells perovskite energy advanced-materials

Women in STEM: Vidhi Lalchand

Vidhi is a PhD candidate at the Cavendish Laboratory, a Turing Scholar, and a member of Christ’s College. Here, she tells us about growing up in Madras, her research in machine learning and leaving the world of finance for academia.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 7, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence physics women-in-stem

Cambridge joins new transatlantic research alliance to detect cancer at its earliest stage

Cambridge scientists are set to benefit from a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK and partners to develop radical new strategies and technologies to detect cancer at its earliest stage.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 21, 2019 | cambridge
~8 mins   

Tags: cancer future-therapeutics physics

Quantum state of single electrons controlled by ‘surfing’ on sound waves

Researchers have successfully used sound waves to control quantum information in a single electron, a significant step towards efficient, robust quantum computers made from semiconductors.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 10, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: physics quantum quantum-computing

Women in STEM: Amelia Drew

Amelia Drew is a PhD candidate in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Here, she tells us about dark matter, being the only scientist in the family, and how to avoid feeling isolated during a PhD. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 10, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem mathematics cosmology physics

Professor Didier Queloz wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for first discovery of an exoplanet

Queloz jointly wins the 2019 Physics Nobel for his work on the first confirmation of an exoplanet – a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 8, 2019 | cambridge
~8 mins   

Tags: astronomy astrophysics exoplanets nobel-prize

Professor Didier Queloz wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of an exoplanet

Queloz jointly wins the 2019 Physics Nobel for his work on the first confirmation of an exoplanet – a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 8, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: astronomy astrophysics exoplanets

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