Distinguished members of the University of Cambridge have been named in the 2017 New Year Honours list, announced today. Professor Ottoline Leyser and Professor Shankar Balasubramanian and Professor John Pyle are among those who have been recognised for their contributions to society.
Cambridge researchers and students have recreated John Logie Baird’s cumbersome ‘flying spot’ camera for a documentary about the first live scheduled BBC television broadcast on 2 November 1936.
In a new study, researchers measure the spin properties of electronic states produced in singlet fission – a process which could have a central role in the future development of solar cells.
Today (7 October), international law scholar and university leader Professor Stephen Toope was appointed as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Professor Toope will take over from Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz on 1 October 2017.
Scientists have identified for the first time the ‘cell of origin’ – in other words, the first cell from which the cancer grows – in basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, and followed the chain of events that lead to the growth of these invasive tumours.
Twelve inspirational academics have been honoured for outstanding teaching in the University’s 23rd Pilkington Prizes.
Hugh Hunt (Department of Engineering) discusses how we manage to stay upright on a bicycle.
Hugh Hunt (Department of Engineering) discusses the mechanism that makes Big Ben chime, and why it needs repairing.
Béla Bollobás (Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics) discusses the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan and the influence of his tutor Godfrey Harold Hardy.
Hugh Hunt (Department of Engineering) discusses the history of the Trinity College clock and how it keeps time.