Archives for July 2018
LEGO® and its space-themed missions are helping The University of Manchester inspire the next generation of engineers from in and around the local area. Find out how.
This week, The University of Manchester hosted Dragonfly Day – an opportunity for local schoolgirls to meet the women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) here. What better time to be reminded that “women can do anything”?
This United Nations’ Day of Women and Girls in Science, we celebrate one of the brightest stars in physics – Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the world-renowned physicist who discovered pulsars.
The University of Manchester has been awarded funds by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) organisation that will support three brand new Centres for Doctoral Training.
Discover the extraordinary story of academic and explorer William Boyd Dawkins, the first Professor of Geology and Palaeontology at Manchester and former Curator of Manchester Museum, whose incredible study is recreated at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
A detailed digital 3D model of a colossal skull has been created – and the creature it came from is the key to unlocking one of the UK’s longest standing dinosaur mysteries.
Santa is real… but he does have to obey the laws of physics. That’s according to Dr Rob Appleby, lecturer in high energy particle physics at The University of Manchester.
Did you know that without mathematicians, the entire Universe would crumble and decay into nothing? At least, that’s according to a classic episode of Doctor Who (our School of Mathematics colleagues are good, but even they’re not holding-together-the-very-fabric-of-the-Universe good). Logopolis is the final instalment in the adventures of the Fourth Doctor, played by the legendary […]
If 2018 is remembered for anything (and a lot has happened this year), it will be the extreme weather. This was the year the UK experienced its longest sustained heatwave for 12 years, beginning just three months after the spring cold wave known as the Beast from the East froze our toes. Swapping from thermals […]
More than 70 years after the Enigma was cracked by Alan Turing and his colleagues at Bletchley Park, innovative technology housed at The University of Manchester has provided a detailed peek beneath the bonnet of the German wartime cipher machine. A deadly weapon The German Enigma machine was integral in providing the Axis powers with […]