Heritage 20th June 2019
To mark the birthday of the ‘Baby’ computer – built right here, at Manchester – we take a look at the life and achievements of one of the men who made it: Tom Kilburn.
Schools 22nd May 2019
Meet Roy Conway, a 72-year-old PhD student in the School of Materials and advocate for studying in later life. As he tells The Hub, he’s not ready for his pipe and slippers just yet…
Research impact and institutes 14th May 2019
A new flapless plane that aerospace students attending The University of Manchester have been working on for 15 years has taken its first flight – and could now revolutionise air travel as we know it.
Schools 18th February 2019
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.
Heritage 11th February 2019
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.
Research impact and institutes 16th January 2019
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.
Schools 19th December 2018
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.
Research impact and institutes 4th December 2018
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 […]
Heritage 28th November 2018
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 […]
Research impact and institutes 8th November 2018
The University of Manchester has an impressive track record when it comes to computer science. After all, this is where the world’s first stored-program computer, Baby, was created. And in the year that Baby turns 70, our scientists have given birth to yet another marvel of computing. Last week, the one-millionth processor core of this […]