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We would like to congratulate all our news students on their outstanding exam results. The quality of our intake in recent years has been extremely high and we are delighted to report that, once again, we will be welcoming an exceptionally strong cohort.
Warwick has an excellent reputation for attracting top-quality Computer Science students. This is one of the reasons why our students rate us highly in the national student satisfaction survey and also report excellent graduate recruitment prospects.
The Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Dr Victor Sanchez, commenting on the outstanding academic quality of our intake, said
“It is not easy to reach the high entry standards we set. Every one of our new students should be proud, not just to have had the ambition to choose Warwick, but to have followed through on that ambition with outstanding exam performance. We look forward to the new academic year and to working together over the coming years”.
All students admitted to the Department will shortly receive a welcome letter from the Head of Department, Professor Stephen Jarvis, followed by information on course reading and our departmental induction process.
Professor Simon French named as the Ramsey Medalist for 2017 by the Decision Analysis Society
Simon French has been named as the Ramsey Medalist for 2017 by the Decision Analysis Society within INFORMS. The award is the highest award of the Decision Analysis Society and recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of decision analysis. Much of Simon's work has centered on the use of expert judgment in risk and decision analysis, particularly the aggregation of disparate opinions. After the Chernobyl Accident, he became deeply involved in the fields of risk communication and emergency management. This led to a string of papers and work focused on nuclear and food safety. More recently, he has become interested in social decision making and democracy in the internet age.
We propose a suitable explanation for Germanium Tin epitaxial heterostructures temperature-dependent photoluminescence that is based upon the so far disregarded optical activity of dislocations.
Who was Sir John Warcup Cornforth? The chemist who overcame deafness to win the Nobel Prize
Sir John Warcup Cornforth was a Nobel Prize-winning chemist who was born a century ago (7 September 1917).
Sir John was known for his work in the field of stereochemistry, the study of how the spatial arrangement of atoms affects the properties of a chemical compound. He went on to study at the University of Oxford and work as a professor at the universities of Warwick, Suffolk and California in Los Angeles.
In celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday, Sir John has been honoured with a Google Doodle.
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Antimicrobial resistance tackled with new £2.85m PhD Training Programme
New scientists will be trained to explore ways to tackle antimicrobial resistance - one of the greatest emerging threats to human health – with the creation of a £2.85m national PhD Training Programme, funded by the Medical Research Council and part-led by the University of Warwick.
Professor Chris Dowson from Warwick’s School of Life Sciences is part of the Programme Leadership Team, and has been integrally involved with the establishment of the training programme.
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University of Warwick is set to host a series of high level speakers from around the world
The automotive awards held in Brussels, recognise the greatest design, technical and marketing innovations within the automotive imaging sector.
Professor Jennings and his team were recognised as ‘Highly Commended’ in the Greatest Exploration category, for their inventive 3xD driving simulator, a key facility for our researchers working on Autonomous, Smart and Connected Vehicles.