War diaries, scrapbooks, letters and photographs belonging to Sir John Cockcroft, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most influential scientists of the modern era, will today be placed in the care of the Churchill Archives Centre.
Professor Oliver Hart, a former undergraduate at King’s College (1966), and a former Fellow of Churchill College, has been jointly awarded the 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences, along with Bengt Holmström of MIT for their work in the field of contracts.
Yoshinori Ohsumi is a deserving winner of this year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, whose work shows the value of basic research, writes Professor David Rubinsztein, Deputy Director of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research on The Conversation website.
Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman (Venki) Ramakrishnan has been confirmed as President Elect of the Royal Society.
Dr Frederick Sanger, recognised by many as the “father of genomics”, died yesterday at the age of 95. The founding member of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, and the person after whom the Sanger Institute is named, he was known as an extremely modest and self-effacing man whose innumerable scientific contributions have had an extraordinary impact on molecular biology.
Today’s announcement celebrates the men who triggered the hunt for the Higgs particle, finally discovered last year with help from the ATLAS project and scientists at Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory.
In this video interview with John Gurdon, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday, he talks about the research that revolutionised a field, his hopes for the future, and that now legendary school report.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has today been jointly awarded to Professor Sir John Gurdon, Emeritus Professor in Cell Biology currently at the University’s Gurdon Institute, along with Professor Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University, for their pioneering work in stem cell research.