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LMU neurobiologists with a new theory for the origin of the grid cells

MUNICH, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LMU neurobiologists present a new theory for the origin of the grid cells required for spatial orientation in the mammalian brain, which assigns a vital role to the timing of trains of signals they receive from … Read the full press release

Experimental Quantum Physics: LMU physicists carried out measurements to test Bell’s inequality

MUNICH, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Physicists have entangled two rubidium atoms at a distance of 400 metres and performed fast and efficient measurements of their spin states. Their study contradicts certain assumptions of classical physics. Physicists led by Professor Harald Weinfurter and Dr. Wenjamin … Read the full press release

LMU-Harvard Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF), July 23-26: From Molecule to Organism

MUNICH, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The LMU-Harvard Forum brings PhD students, post-docs and LMU faculty in the Biosciences together with their peers from one of the world’s most renowned universities to review and discuss their current work. This year’s LMU-Harvard … Read the full press release

TUM: WARR Hyperloop team unveiled their new capsule

MUNICH, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Now it’s lighter, stronger, faster: The students on the WARR Hyperloop team of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) unveiled their new capsule on Tuesday, July 18. The group will enter the new pod in the … Read the full press release

Technical University Munich (TUM) developed supramolecular materials that disintegrate at a predetermined time

Self-disposing supramolecular materials with a tunable lifetime MUNICH, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Materials that assemble themselves and then simply disappear at the end of their lifetime are quite common in nature. Researchers at the Technical University Munich (TUM) have now successfully … Read the full press release

University of Warwick students the UK champions at the 2017 International Submarine Race (ISR) in Washington DC

Students who designed and built a submarine named UK champions at the International Submarine Race in USA Human powered submarine – Godiva 3 – scooped haul of awards and achieved third place internationally in its class for speed Warwick Submarine team made … Read the full press release

Physicist and nanotechnologist Dr Don Eigler awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick

COVENTRY, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Renowned physicist and nanotechnologist Dr Don Eigler on moving atoms and the importance of fun. “Manipulating atoms was not a particular area which I had set out for myself. In someways it happened by accident.” “Having … Read the full press release

UK rocket scientist Alan Bond received honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Warwick

COVENTRY, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Engineer and leading UK rocket scientist Alan Bond received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Warwick on Tuesday 18th July 2017. During the ceremony he revealed that the honorary degree from Warwick … Read the full press release

Largest planetarium in India now equipped with ZEISS STARMASTER VELVET hybrid planetarium technology

Largest planetarium in India continues its educational work using ZEISS technology JENA, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following an extensive restoration, the Birla Planetarium in Calcutta reopened on 18 July 2017. Originally built 55 years ago, the planetarium has a 23 m … Read the full press release

Researchers: 27 percent of 3,000 species in England may not find suitable climate by end of century

More than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers. YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers showed that given a 2°C increase in … Read the full press release

University of York Professor Howard Wilson selected as UK Fusion Programme Director

A University of York physicist has been selected as the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Programme Director of the UK Fusion Programme at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Howard Wilson, a world leader … Read the full press release

University of York Dr William Brackenbury to investigate how electrical charges help breast cancer spread

YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading scientist at the University of York is to investigate whether a change in the electrical voltage of breast cancer cells could be helping them to spread around the body. Funded by charity Breast Cancer … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s National Centre of Earth Observation welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor satellite

Sentinel-5 Precursor to provide essential air-quality and atmospheric chemistry data LEICESTER, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Centre of Earth Observation (NCEO) at the University of Leicester welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor for launch this year. Sentinel-5 Precursor is part … Read the full press release

Four partner Universities to establish cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility at the University of Leicester

New facility will bring cutting-edge research technologies to the Midlands LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester has led a successful bid, in partnership with the Universities of Warwick, Nottingham and Birmingham to establish a state-of-the-art Midlands regional cryo-electron … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: dramatic increase in hunting of pangolins from 1970s to 2014 across Central Africa

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The hunting of pangolins, the world’s most illegally traded mammal, has increased by 150 percent in Central African forests from 1970s to 2014, according to a new study led by the University of Sussex. The first-ever study … Read the full press release

Study: new lab equipment could revolutionise the way neuroscientists across the world are trained

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of international researchers have come up with an inexpensive way to self-manufacture lab equipment, which could revolutionise the way neuroscientists across the world are trained. In a study published in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Dr … Read the full press release

University of Freiburg: strong evidence that the Higgs particle decays into quarks

Research group at the University of Freiburg contribute significant new findings to the ATLAS experiment FREIBURG, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the ATLAS collaboration, the Freiburg research group led by Prof. Dr. Karl Jakobs and Dr. Christian Weiser has contributed to finding strong … Read the full press release

Alzheimer’s disease: Recruitment for the RADAR trial across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland extended

BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — People with Alzheimer’s disease are already helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Queen’s University Belfast and University College London, and hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust, but … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: honorary degrees for Dr David Barford, Mary Prior MBE and Sir David Tanner CBE

  BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Dr David Barford, Mary Prior MBE and Sir David Tanner CBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [17 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. Sir David … Read the full press release

Professor Marcus Munafò conferred with the 2017 Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge

Professor Marcus Munafò from the University of Bristol’s School of Experimental Psychology has been conferred with the 2017 Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge by the British Psychological Society. BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The award confers life membership … Read the full press release

University of Dundee awarded £7 million grant for new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes

DUNDEE, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has been awarded a £7million grant from the National Institute of Health Research Global Health programme to establish a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes. The NIHR Global Health Research … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham: Academics, young people to talk about self-harm at The Contemporary on the 23rd July

NOTTINGHAM, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young people who have experienced self-harm will join researchers from the University of Nottingham to share their experiences of being part of a unique research project at an event on the 23rd July at The Contemporary. The … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham experts to study how the placenta ensures the right amount of oxygen and nutrients reach the baby in the womb

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The placenta is vital in the transfer of the right amount of nutrition and oxygen from the mother to the baby. Any disturbance to the flow of blood could affect the delivery of vital nutrients … Read the full press release

Merck invests EUR 90 million in four sites in Germany, Switzerland and France

Relocations to drive focus on sites in Darmstadt, Schnelldorf (Germany), Buchs (Switzerland) and Molsheim (France) Sequential implementation until the end of 2022 € 90 million investment. Net impact of approximately minus 200 positions over 5 years DARMSTADT, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) funds University of Nottingham’s new Research and Innovation Centre for Power Electronics and Machines

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham has been awarded £9.4 million by the Higher Education Funding Council for England through the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), which provides funding for capital projects that can attract significant … Read the full press release

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation selected the research institutions for the 3rd round of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative

The Humboldt Foundation grants funding which 41 universities can use to take in threatened researchers. Most of the new fellows come from Turkey and Syria BONN, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has selected the research institutions for … Read the full press release

Leonardo’s Innovation Award for Youth: image intelligence, quantum technologies for sensors and solutions for the protection of cultural heritage

Students, new graduates and doctoral candidates from Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) faculties at Italian universities have been called on to present their innovative ideas Winners will be rewarded with internships and bursaries Technologies and innovative solutions designed to … Read the full press release

Construction of the international accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) begins in Darmstadt

DARMSTADT, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The construction of the international accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) has begun. The start of building construction and civil engineering work is a crucial moment for one of the largest construction projects … Read the full press release

NIB signs loan to fund Danish bioscience company Chr. Hansen Holdings’ 2017–2018 R&D programme

HELSINKI, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Nordic Investment Bank and the Danish bioscience company Chr. Hansen Holdings A/S have signed a EUR 50 million loan for the company’s 2017–2018 R&D programme. Chr. Hansen Holding A/S’s research and development programme in 2017–2018 will focus … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: team used superconducting circuits to bring the “Maxwell’s Demon” to life

EXETER, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pioneering research offers a fascinating view into the inner workings of the mind of ‘Maxwell’s Demon’, a famous thought experiment in physics. An international research team, including Dr Janet Anders from the University of Exeter, have used superconducting … Read the full press release