Professor John Aston, Professor of Statistics at the University of Cambridge, has been appointed as the Home Office’s new Chief Scientific Adviser.
The stirrings of a revolution are starting to ripple through hundreds of laboratories. It’s a revolution that aims to result in new medicines – faster and with fewer failures – and it’s being led by three UK universities and three global pharmaceutical companies.
In recent years, tsunamis have devastated coastal regions. Writing in The Conversation, Camilla Penney, PhD Candidate in Geophysics at University of Cambridge, looks at the risks faced by Gulf states and what can be done to mitigate them.
Professor Chris Young will succeed Professor Martin Millet in January 2019.
Today is the start of LGBT+ History Month, which will be marked with a series of public events at the University throughout February. Public lectures from leading LGBT+ activists Stuart Milk and Professor Elena Rodriguez Falcon are among the highlights for the month, along with a number of College and student-organised events.
In an article that draws on her research into populism in Western Europe, Léonie de Jonge (PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies) urges a measured approach to movements often viewed as threatening. De Jonge is giving a talk at Pembroke College on 26 January 2017.
The Enawenê-nawê people of the Amazon rainforest make beautifully engineered fishing dams. Living alongside this indigenous community, Dr Chloe Nahum-Claudel observed how the act of trapping fish shapes their minds, bodies and relationships. The proximity of life and death brings human vulnerability sharply into focus.