Tag: science

Step into the mind of young Stephen Hawking


Hawking’s thesis is an insight into an exceptional mind and the first steps of discovery in what has been a remarkable scientific journey. So what is “Properties of expanding universes” about?

There’s something wrong with the Sun!


It turns out we don’t know our Sun quite as well as we thought we did. Simon Williams explains the latest developments in solar exploration.

Einstein’s Idea


Simon Williams explains why the detection of Gravitational Waves is so important.

AI on the Radar


Michele Theil analyses the threat to the journalism industry arising from Artificial Intelligence.

Orbital Explains: The Line At Infinity


Simon Williams breaks down the mathematical theory of geometric infinity.

Celebrating medical marvels


Medical documentaries are fascinating, informative and wide-reaching, but often toe a fine line between removing taboos around common conditions and reinforcing them. Programmes like ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ tread this line very carefully, encouraging public discussion around a wide variety of conditions and the removal of any associated embarrassment.  There is no denying that increased awareness is […]

Astronomy: More than just pretty desktop backgrounds


The vast majority of us have looked up at the night sky before and admired the twinkling stars above or maybe noticed that the moon is looking particularly bright today. You may have taken a picture with a smart phone, a digital camera or been fortunate enough to have access to a telescope to have […]

Where Travel Meets Science


Far from the images of far off lands and exploration that the word ‘travel’ inspires, the word ‘science’ is often synonymous with dark laboratories and maybe a class you hated in school. However, the two can have far greater a connection than you might think. Whether it’s chemistry, physics or biology, getting on a plane […]

What’s the Deal With…Zealandia?


Continental drift has altered the surface of our planet for millions of years, giving rise to various conglomerations of crust like Laurasia and Gondwana, and the daddy of them all, Pangaea. Talk of alternative continents to the geological masses we recognise today has mostly been confined to looking backwards in time – until now. A […]

New Science Building: Construction On Campus Begins


Construction work has begun on the new Science Building, with the building site set up and foundation work set to begin at the end of the month. The Science Building, which will occupy the area around the John Bowyer building and replace car park 5, is a move by the university to expand the space […]