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Information for current students - Lent Term 2020

Current students should consult the University's coronavirus information webpages - - for more information on how the academic year will progress.  Particular notice should be paid to the Vice-Chancellor's...

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Physics World Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2020!

Prof Chris Pickard, Dr Bartomeu Monserrat & collaborators have made it into the Physics World Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2020 for their calculations showing that the upper limit on the speed of sound in solids and liquids depends on just two dimensionless quantities!  A great achievement!

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Watch our first 100th anniversary event online!

Thank you to the Chairs, panelists, and the 262 participants who joined us for our first virtual event celebrating the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy's 100th anniversary. This was the first of several events we will be hosting this year to celebrate 100 years of Materials...

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Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas ScD FRS FREng FRSE - 1932-2020

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas passed away on Friday 13th November 2020.

Sir John was a distinguished chemist, renowned for his work in the science of catalysts and solid state chemistry. As well as serving as Master of Peterhouse...

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Postgraduate Open Day November 2020

The virtual Postgraduate Open Day 2020 will take place at the beginning of November. This event is open to all those seeking to apply for postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge and will run from 2-15 November.  It will include all the best parts of the usual in-person Open Days, with...

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Using computational materials science and tribology to understand bearing steels

Dr. Enrique Galindo-Nava, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, has been interviewed for a feature article in the magazine "Tribology & Lubrication Technology” - published by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, one of the most important organisations concerning...

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100 years of the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Today marks the beginning of the centenary year of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.

The history of the Department can be traced back to the generous donation of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths that resulted in the opening of a...

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Virtual Physics at Work exhibition

The Cavendish Laboratory's annual Physics at Work event, aiming to show the variety of careers available to those who study physics, opened online yesterday.

Watch our Materials Science demonstration and find out more about the science behind it via the Physics at Work website.  There...

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New Head of Department announced

We are delighted to announce that from October 1st 2020 the next Head of Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy will be a joint appointment between Professors Ruth Cameron, James Elliott and Jason Robinson. 

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We are open for research!

We are pleased to announce we are open for research!

The Department of Materials Science team has been working incredibly hard for many weeks to make the Department a Covid-safe workplace so that researchers can return to their laboratories from today.  The Department's standard operating...

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