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University Challenge Win

25 April 2018


Congratulations to James Devine-Stoneman who captained the winning team on BBC Two University Challenge!

It is the first time since the show aired in 1962 that a PhD student in the Department has won the televised quiz show and also the first win by St John’s College, Cambridge...

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Jim Charles 1926-2017

19 April 2018

James Anthony Charles, universally known as Jim, was born on 23 August 1926 in Ardrossan, Ayrshire.  He had just one sister who survived infancy, Mary, eleven years his senior.  His parents John H.V. Charles (JHVC) and Winifred L. Charles, had both grown up in Cambridge.  They moved north in...

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Four Department winners - CSAR PhD Student Awards 2018!

05 April 2018

The Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR) recently announced the names of the 10 PhD students from the University of Cambridge who have received the 2018 CSAR PhD Student Awards for Applied Research.  Four of the award winners are Materials Scientists: Alexander Avramenko,...

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The Naked (Materials) Scientists!

04 April 2018

Dr Rachel Oliver participated in The Naked Scientists Q&A: Greedy Guts & Useless Numbers on Sunday 25th March.  The panel of experts comprised geneticist and food neuroscientist Giles Yeo, biologist and insect expert Chris Pull, material scientist Rachel Oliver and mathematician Bobby...

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Science Festival news: The Science of Ice Cream features on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

15 March 2018

Mike Smith, a member of the team of researchers hosting The Science of Ice Cream demonstration lectures, will be live on BBC Radio Cambridgehire between 10.30-11.30am on Monday 19th March.

Listen online at: https...

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Total Energy and Force Methods 2018

16 January 2018

The latest workshop in the “mini” series associated to the “Total Energies and Forces” conference, organised by ICTP in Trieste every two years, was held in Cambridge from 9th to 11th January 2018.

The workshop focused on the most recent developments in the field of...

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Dr Xavier Moya attends SRUK Emerging Talent Award presentation

14 December 2017

Dr Xavier Moya (above, centre) was presented with his SRUK Emerging Talent Award 2017 in a ceremony at the Spanish Embassy.   The presentation was made by Carlos Bastarrache Sagües, the Spanish Ambassador to the UK, Antonio Escámez, President of the Banco Santander Foundation (above, right),...

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Jim Charles, 1926 – 2017

15 November 2017

We are deeply saddened to announce that Dr Jim Charles, Emeritus Reader in Metallurgy, died peacefully in Cambridge on 13 November 2017, aged 91.

Jim is remembered fondly.

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Materials Science Postgraduate Open Day - 3rd November

19 October 2017

Interested in postgraduate study?  Come to the Department on Friday 3 November to hear about our research opportunities and taught courses, meet the academic staff, and have a guided tour with current students. All prospective students welcome.  Regular bus service from the centre of town to the...

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Q&A with Prof Serena Best CBE

19 September 2017

September's issue of IOM3 Materials world magazine features a Q & A session with Professor Serena Best CBE FREng FIMMM.

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