University of Exeter

Exeter physicist wins prestigious award

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:03am

A leading physicist from the University of Exeter has received a national award for pioneering research contributions in the field of quantum physics.

Dr Janet Anders received the Bates Prize, a top early career researcher award from the Institute of Physics (IOP) for her outstanding research into quantum information theory and its application to quantum thermodynamics.

The Bates Prize commemorates Sir David Bates FRS and his pioneering studies of atomic and molecular processes and their role in atmospheric science, plasma physics and astronomy. It is awarded every other...

Sea turtles face plastic pollution peril

A new global review led by the University of Exeter that set out to investigate the hazards of marine plastic pollution has warned that all seven species of marine turtles can ingest or become entangled in the discarded debris that currently litters the oceans.

The research, which was carried out in collaboration with Plymouth Marine Laboratory, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina State University, Duke University Marine Lab and James Cook University, is published in the ICES Journal of Marine

Science and reveals serious knowledge gaps in the...

The real 'Paddington' captured on camera

A series of remarkable new camera trap videos set up with the help of Exeter University biologists has revealed some of the first ever footage of a critically endangered bird, the Sira Currasow, and has confirmed the presence of the vulnerable spectacled bear, on which the children’s character Paddington Bear is based, in the Sira Communal Reserve of Peru.

The hidden cameras also captured 30 species of mammals including jaguar, giant anteater, Brazilian tapir and puma.

Biologists from the Universities of Exeter and Glasgow, along with scientists from Peru, captured the...

Tickets on sale for Classics Galore!

Tickets have gone on sale for this year’s Classics Galore! concert at the University of Exeter Great Hall on Saturday November 14 and the best seats are selling fast.

The event has been held every two years since 2007 and has raised £50,000 for local cancer charity FORCE.

The show regularly attracts sell-out crowds of more than a thousand and spaces in the gallery have nearly all been snapped up already with only 25 of the £18 seats remaining.

Tickets for the auditorium are priced at £16 and £14 and are available from Exeter Visitor Information and Tickets (EVIT) at...

Severe droughts could lead to widespread loss of butterflies by 2050

Widespread drought-sensitive butterfly population extinctions could occur in the UK as early as 2050 according to a new study published today in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change.

However, the authors conclude that substantial greenhouse gas emission reductions combined with better management of landscapes, in particular reducing habitat fragmentation, will greatly improve the chances of drought-sensitive butterflies flying until at least 2100.

The study was led by the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in collaboration with the University of Exeter,...

Exeter student scoops top Microsoft prize

Ben Kosky a final year student at the University of Exeter Business School has been named Intern of the Year by Microsoft UK. Ben was up against very tough competition, which included 125 other hopeful candidates from across the UK. Ben’s internship was the third year of his four year course, the BA Management with Marketing with Industrial Experience (WIE) which includes a year in industry.

Speaking about his achievement, Ben said: “I was delighted to secure the internship in the first place. Microsoft have been named as the number one company for graduates to work for, so demand...

Exeter's Soul of a New Machine - Formula Student 2015

Authored by Phil Wesby
Posted: Mon, 07/13/2015 - 8:40am

Exeter’s Engineering students can be forever proud as the future carriers of the torch of Britain’s manufacturing heritage – for without engineers, Britain’s future to compete on the World’s stage will remain bleak.

To be frank, it is a luxury to study some less intellectually challenging subject but a real endurance and test of conviction to study engineering. The subject takes no prisoners and Exeter University certainly sets a very high standard in academic achievement. Nevertheless, engineering is about implementation and solving real problems: boldly stepping up to the plate...

Honour for Exeter academic

Professor Michael Depledge, one of the University of Exeter’s leading academics, has been elected as an Honorary Fellow to the Royal College of Physicians at a special ceremony in London.

Honorary Fellow is the highest honour the RCP can bestow on a non-medically qualified person, and recognises the extensive work Professor Depledge has contributed to the field of Environment and Human Health, particularly in Cornwall.

Professor Depledge played a pivotal role in establishing the European Centre for Environment & Human Health, based in Truro, and throughout a hugely...

New start up event for Exeter

Exeter will be staging its first ever Google Startup Weekend at the Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, University of Exeter on 17 to 19 July 2015. It promises to be an exciting opportunity for anybody with a new business concept looking to turn their idea into reality.

Google’s Startup Weekend is a global phenomenon which takes place over 54 hours from Friday through to Sunday evening. You can pitch your idea, develop it, explore potential markets and plan a business launch. The event provides a unique opportunity to build lasting relationships with co-founders, mentors and possible...

Topping-out milestone in £52.5m research development

A topping-out ceremony has marked a major milestone in the construction of a new £52.5 million facility at The University of Exeter.

The Living Systems Institute will seek to find new approaches to understanding and diagnosing disease. Due to open in Autumn 2016, the ground-breaking facility will tackle some of the most severe diseases facing humanity, from chronic neurodegenerative diseases to the animal and plant diseases that threaten food security.

On Friday, the University and partners including contractor BAM Construction held a traditional topping-out ceremony, to...