A jet engine turbine blade.

From atoms to jet engines – extreme materials on display at summer exhibition

30 Jun 2015

At any one time over half a million people are flying far above our heads in modern aircraft. Their lives depend on the performance of the special metals used inside jet engines, where temperatures can reach over 2000˚C. Cambridge researchers will be exhibiting these remarkable materials at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

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Carol Brayne

Novel Thoughts #7: Carol Brayne on Charles Dickens and George Eliot

29 Jun 2015

New film series Novel Thoughts reveals the reading habits of eight Cambridge scientists and peeks inside the covers of the books that have played a major role in their lives. In the seventh film, Professor Carol Brayne explains how being able to experience life as lived by other people through the works of Dickens, Gaskell and Eliot has given a broader perspective to her work.

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Simon Redfern

Novel Thoughts #4: Simon Redfern on Chinghiz Aitmatov's Jamila

19 Jun 2015

New film series Novel Thoughts reveals the reading habits of eight Cambridge scientists and peeks inside the covers of the books that have played a major role in their lives. In the fourth film, Professor Simon Redfern talks about how Jamila by Chinghiz Aitmatov made his recent trip to Kazakhstan about more than just rocks.

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Karen Yu

Novel Thoughts #3: Karen Yu on George Lucas' Star Wars

15 Jun 2015

New film series Novel Thoughts reveals the reading habits of eight Cambridge scientists and peeks inside the covers of the books that have played a major role in their lives. In the third film, Karen Yu talks about how the novelisation of Star Wars sparked her interest in lasers and nanoscale manufacturing.

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Clare Bryant

Novel Thoughts #2: Clare Bryant on AS Byatt’s Possession

12 Jun 2015

New film series Novel Thoughts reveals the reading habits of eight Cambridge scientists and peeks inside the covers of the books that have played a major role in their lives. In the second film, Professor Clare Bryant talks about how AS Byatt’s Possession inspired her not to turn her back on her life as a scientist.

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Paul Coxon

Novel Thoughts #1: Paul Coxon on Jan Wahl's SOS Bobomobile

08 Jun 2015

New film series Novel Thoughts reveals the reading habits of eight Cambridge scientists and peeks inside the covers of the books that have played a major role in their lives. In the first film, Dr Paul Coxon talks about how Jan Wahl’s SOS Bobomobile inspired his own inventions in the lab.

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