Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw: Black holes, strikes and academics’ role in the media
We speak to Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw about their new book, university strikes, and why everyone should care about black holes.
Full charge in ten Minutes: United States’ debut a new electric vehicle battery
A new electric vehicle battery that can take advantage of high-speed charging cables has been designed to relieve drivers’ range anxiety, but will it pay off?
12 Days of Christmas: Seven Ducks-a-Swimming
Why do ducklings swim behind their mothers? Scientists have the answer, and it turns out, it has more to do with surfing than you think…
“Make sure it never happens again”: Students gather in memory of Dr. Lloyd Cawthorne
On Wednesday November 30, students joined picket lines in memory of Dr. Lloyd Cawthorne
A film for every course: Interstellar – Physics
How can you put down your textbook, but still get in your astrophysics revision? Watch Interstellar of course!
The Language of Time
The language you speak directly impacts your understanding of time. Could the western-dominated scientific community be losing out on important interpretations of the universe?
Muon g-2 experiment: May the (new) force be with you
Emma Hattersley investigates the exciting research that suggests to a new fundamental force.
Tenet and time: The facts behind science fiction
Confused by Christopher Nolan’s Tenet? Blake Crompton explores the scientific theories behind this mind twisting action thriller.
We’d be lost without her: Gladys West, GPS pioneer
Emma Hattersley takes a short look at the incredible life of Gladys West, whose work made GPS possible
Scientists capture the first image of a black hole
Two-hundred scientists have come together to produce the first ever image of a black hole in a landmark moment for astronomers
The National Graphene Institute is working to provide clean water
Researchers at the National Graphene Institute in Manchester are teaming up with LifeSaver to utilise graphene in cutting-edge water filtration.
Gravitational waves: round three
Euan Hall reviews the latest developments in scientific efforts to understand ripples in space-time.
Radio bursts from deep space puzzle astronomers
Astronomers have been left stumped by radio bursts found by a new Canadian radio telescope, which have only ever been observed once before
Still at work: Stephen Hawking
The paper details the core of a paradox Hawking has been working on for 40 years
UMPO: the people who bought £1,425 of LEGO
The University of Manchester Physics Outreach (UMPO) is a public engagement effort by the School of Physics and Astronomy. It is the largest of its kind in the UK, and aims to communicate scientific principles to the British public as well as to inspire scientific curiosity. We spoke to Meg Kirkman, a representative of UMPO, […]
Physics Without Frontiers
Dr Kate Shaw visit the University to talk about Physics Without Frontiers, an international effort to develop research in disenfranchised countries.
UoM lecturer develops new software to identify ‘at risk’ students
Physics lecturer, Dr Andrew Markwick, creates StudentCRT software to improve student wellbeing at The University of Manchester
Witnessing the first ‘cosmic sonic boom’
Astronomers at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics have detected interstellar gamma ray bursts using indirect methods for the first time.
From particle physics to techno music
Megan Robinson speaks to Manchester’s own Dr Rob Appleby, a particle physicist at CERN, about getting people engaged in science with all their senses
What you need to know about 2018’s Nobel Prize winners in science
Experts in laser physics, cancer therapy and genetic manipulation of viruses have been rewarded for their respective discoveries in physics, medicine and physiology and chemistry