Departments 20th November 2019
Alan Turing is known for his genius; what’s lesser known is his philanthropic side. Here we look at the mathematics and computer science genius from a new angle.
Departments 13th November 2019
Phantom limb pain affects a staggering 80 per cent of people who have undergone amputation. We talk to Professor of Computer Science Steve Pettifer about how his work with virtual reality helps to ease this discomfort.
Departments 15th October 2019
LONG READ: Discover the amazing life of Ernest Rutherford and the quirkier stories that shaped the man who ‘split the atom’ at Manchester and is regarded as the father of nuclear physics.
Departments 22nd August 2019
Discover the remarkable life of Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw, a woman who did so much for the University, education, maths, the advancement of women, and much more.
Departments 13th August 2019
We’re celebrating International Left Handers Day – a day human evolution and natural selection dictates should not exist. And yet it does. We find out why.
Departments 8th August 2019
It’s impossible to predict whether a football transfer will work out… or is it? New research from the Department of Physics and Astronomy calculates how long it takes a new signing to adjust.
Departments 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.
Departments 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…
Departments 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.
Departments 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.