The largest coordinated programme of international polar activities in 50 years – International Polar Year (IPY) – kicked off globally on 1 March 2007. Building on a 125-year history of previous polar events in 1882–1883, 1932–1933 and 1957–1958, the aim of IPY is to promote even greater international scientific collaboration to address issues of global importance within the Arctic and Antarctic.
The University of Cambridge is to form one third of a new £6 million research collaboration looking at quantum physics.
Scientists, engineers, technologists and medics at the University of Cambridge are invited to participate in the current Athena Survey of Science Engineering and Technology (ASSET), which is open until 10 November 2006.
This was Sven Goran Eriksson's last World Cup as England manager, but according to a recent Cambridge study, his next job may not be based on his managerial ability but on the luck of his team alone.