This year's science Christmas Lectures were another great success! Find out more about what took place.
Dr loannis Nezis from the School of Life Sciences has led a research project investigating proteins needed for Autophagy – a process where a cell consumes and destroys parts of itself that are harmful or damaged to recreate a healthy cell.
New research by our Astrophysics Group has discovered a new exotic type of star system.
This year's Faculty of Science Doctoral Thesis Awards have taken place and the winners have been announced. Find out more about the winners.
Dr Ranko Lazic has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for the 2017/18 academic year, to work on the Petri nets reachability conjecture.
Petri nets, also known as vector addition systems, are one of the most prominent models of concurrency, and their study is a vibrant research area. They have been used to discover bugs and eliminate vulnerabilities in network protocols, concurrent software, business processes, hardware circuits, and control systems.
Professor Artur Czumaj, head of the Foundations of Computer Science research group, has commented:
This prestigious fellowship will further strengthen the internationally leading research in theoretical computer science at Warwick, which recently has been also greatly boosted by the new permanent appointments of Dr Sayan Bhattacharya and Dr Dmitry Chistikov.
The Winton Group invests in Excellence at Warwick
One of the UKs most successful global investment managers, The Winton Group, has partnered with the University of Warwick to recognise the best in Computer Science, Statistics and Physics.
As part of a 5-year deal, Winton will support prizes for the very best students in Data Analytics, Computer Science, Statistics and Physics at Warwick.
Commenting on the new prizes, Professor Stephen Jarvis, Head of Computer Science at Warwick, said ‘This is a great opportunity for our brightest and best students. As well as the prize money, the winners will be able to meet with Winton’s representatives and get to know more about this highly successful business.’
Winton’s founder, David Harding, has been at the forefront of data-driven, systematic investment management for 30 years, and the business is renowned for its commitment to employing the brightest scientific minds to secure long term returns for their clients.
Winton is also well-known for its philanthropic commitments, supporting education and public engagement with science across many areas. In December 2016, the new Mathematics: The Winton Gallery opened at The Science Museum, funded by Winton Philanthropies. The gallery showcases the importance and relevance of Mathematics to our everyday existence, and is free to visit.
Professor Mark Steel, Head of Statistics at Warwick, commented: ‘We are delighted that Winton has recognised Warwick as a key partner for Statistics. The Mathematical Sciences as a whole underpin everything that modern society has been built on, and it is wonderful to be able to reward our best students in this way- our thanks to Winton for these prizes.’
Warwick has recently undertaken a commitment to grow the Mathematical Sciences by 40% in the next decade and is currently raising philanthropic support for a new building which will house some of the best researchers in this field.
Warwick polymers in NASA-funded launch to high altitude
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Free event: Monday 8 May 2017 - Fixing houses to fight Chagas disease
Public talk by Professor Caryn Bern of University of California, San Francisco 'Fixing houses to fight Chagas disease'.
Please register to attend this free event. Spaces are limited on a first come first served basis.
Chagas disease is caused by a parasite transmitted to humans by a large bloodsucking insect called a triatomine, which lives in the walls and roofs of rural mudbrick houses in Latin America. In the southern Bolivian villages where we work, more than half the people are infected and about a third develop potentially fatal Chagas heart disease. Come and learn about the disease and our project to improve houses using local materials to reduce places for the insects to hide and prevent children from becoming infected in the first place.
Please note: This event will take place in the Oculus Building, OC0.03 from 6-8pm. Refreshments and a selection of sandwiches and wraps will be available on arrival.
This presentation will be led by Professor Caryn Bern, University California, San Fransico, in collaboration with the University of Warwick School of Life Sciences.
Further Information: Caryn is currently visiting the SLS and Mathematics departments on an Institute of Advanced Study International Visiting Fellowship. Caryn is an expert on neglected tropical diseases (NTD), particularly Visceral Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease, and has a wealth of experience in field research from working at the Centers for Disease Control in the US for 20 years. For more information about the research that the University of Warwick is carrying out on NTD, please visit the NTD Modelling Consortium webpages.
Professor Ian Guymer achieves Established Career Fellowship for groundbreaking water research.
PhD researcher sought to help test huge car electrical system that will stretch from Newcastle to London
Car battery researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have just bought specialist “Hardware-in-the-Loop” high power computing equipment. This will connect real time high tech battery research testing at the University of Warwick with simultaneous tests on real advanced hybrid electric vehicle components at five other universities. Now WMG are looking to recruit a PhD research student to run the battery test while connecting it to an England wide simultaneous test of a vehicle’s electrical systems.
April 2017 Bill Gates praises University of Warwicks impact in fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases
The NTD Modelling Consortium, led by researchers from the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences and the Warwick Mathematics Institute, has been praised by Bill Gates for their work in the fight against NTDs.