The Scott Polar Research Institute has launched an appeal to save Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ‘lost’ polar negatives. A last minute stay of execution means it now has until 25 March to save the negatives for the nation.
70 postgraduate students will receive funding for their research under a new scheme being piloted by the Colleges of the University of Cambridge, the Isaac Newton Trust and the Cambridge Home and EU Scholarship Scheme (CHESS).
The Museum of Zoology is one of the leading international research centres for the study of Zoology and a gem in a city full of wonderful museums. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, work has begun to develop a totally new Museum of Zoology. We are now on our way to our target of £5 million to fund the new Museum but if we are to succeed we must raise a further £3 million and we need your help.
Forty of the most academically brilliant and socially committed young people in the USA will take up a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge this autumn as the programme continues to expand to a diverse range of institutions across North America.
“History remembers the thinkers, the people who have had a major impact on the way we perceive the world culturally or scientifically,” says George Efstathiou, 1909 Professor of Astrophysics and Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology.
Latest research has uncovered a massive clump of carbon monoxide in a young solar system. The gas is the result of near constant collisions of icy comets – suggesting vast swarms of tightly packed comets in thrall to the gravitational pull of an as-yet-unseen exoplanet.
In August 1984 two physicists arrived at a formula that transformed our understanding of string theory, an achievement now recognised by a major award. Professor Michael Green of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics explains how string theory has taken unexpected directions.