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£75 million investment for University's Cavendish Laboratory

The Vice-Chancellor, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, said: “This is fantastic news. The Cavendish is and will serve as a national asset, to the benefit of research both in Cambridge and across the UK. “This...

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The periodic table of proteins

A new ‘periodic table’ of protein complexes, devised by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, provides a unified way to classify and visualise protein complexes, which drive a huge range of...

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Opinion: Large Hadron Collider sees tantalising hints of a new particle that...

At the start of December a rumour swirled around the internet and physics lab coffee rooms that researchers at the Large Hadron Collider had spotted a new particle. After a three-year drought that...

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University of Cambridge at the World Economic Forum 2016

The University will host an IdeasLab looking at how breakthroughs in carbon reduction technologies will transform industries. IdeasLabs are quick-fire visual presentations followed by workgroup...

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Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

An international team of scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a...

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Exoplanet hunter: in search of new Earths and life in the Universe

When the numbers began to filter through from the spectrograph that was measuring small shifts in light from distant stars, Didier Queloz at first thought they were wrong. He certainly didn’t think...

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Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

Scientists have discovered that a highly promising group of materials known as hybrid lead halide perovskites can recycle light – a finding that they believe could lead to large gains in the...

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Map of rocky exoplanet reveals a lava world

An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Cambridge, has obtained the most detailed ‘fingerprint’ of a rocky planet outside our solar system to date, and found a planet of two...

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New state of matter detected in a two-dimensional material

An international team of researchers have found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter, first predicted 40 years ago, in a real material. This state, known as a quantum spin liquid, causes...

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Pioneering centre for physical sciences-industry collaborations opens at...

A centrepiece for industrial partnership with the physical sciences and engineering officially opens today. The building will be opened by David Harding, whose generous sponsorship of the Physics of...

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Cambridge to research future computing tech that could “ignite a technology...

A project which aims to establish the UK as an international leader in the development of “superconducting spintronics” – technology that could significantly increase the energy-efficiency of data...

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Little ANTs: researchers build the world’s tiniest engine

Researchers have developed the world’s tiniest engine – just a few billionths of a metre in size – which uses light to power itself. The nanoscale engine, developed by researchers at the University of...

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Three potentially habitable worlds found around nearby ultracool dwarf star

An international team of astronomers has discovered three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light years from Earth. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus...

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Squeezing out opal-like colours by the mile

The team, led by the University of Cambridge, have invented a way to make such sheets on industrial scales, opening up applications ranging from smart clothing for people or buildings, to banknote...

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Nano ‘hall of mirrors’ causes molecules to mix with light

When a molecule emits a blink of light, it doesn’t expect it to ever come back. However researchers have now managed to place single molecules in such a tiny optical cavity that emitted photons, or...

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A Quantum Leap

Developing new materials – or improving existing ones – is a time-consuming process of trial and error. Thanks to CASTEP, software developed at Cambridge and based on quantum mechanics is taking the...

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From Lab to Fab

Two decades after spinning out from Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory, Cavendish Kinetics is seeing years of research into quantum physics being translated into minute switches that could be used in...

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Leading Lights

Since the 1980s, Cambridge researchers have pioneered the field of polymer semiconductors. Their discoveries have opened up a new scientific field and spun out into three new companies. Lighting the...

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Antimatter matters at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition

Why we live in a universe made of matter, rather than a universe with no matter at all, is one of science’s biggest questions. The behaviour of antimatter, a rare oppositely charged counterpart to...

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Liquid light switch could enable more powerful electronics

Researchers have built a miniature electro-optical switch which can change the spin – or angular momentum – of a liquid form of light by applying electric fields to a semiconductor device a millionth...

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