The hunger gaps: how flowering times affect farmland bees 1 May 2019 For the very first time, researchers from the University of Bristol have measured farmland nectar supplies throughout the whole year and revealed hungry gaps when food supply is not meeting pollinator demand. This novel finding reveals new ways of making farmland better for pollinators, benefitting the many crop plants and wildflowers that depend on them.
- University of Bristol and Yale ‘happiness Professors’ reunite for public happiness talk 3 May 2019 Having been the first in the UK to pioneer the exceptionally popular ‘Science of Happiness’ course, the University of Bristol’s Professor Bruce Hood is set to be joined by Professor Laurie Santos of Yale University, to give a free public lecture called Science of Happiness and The Good Life [6pm, 10 May at Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Bristol].
- Professor George Davey Smith awarded membership of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences 3 May 2019 Professor George Davey Smith has been awarded life membership of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the most prestigious research institutes in the world, for his scientific and academic achievements in epidemiology.
- Applications open for Kevin Elyot Award 2019 3 May 2019 Applications are now open for the University of Bristol Theatre Collection 2019 Kevin Elyot Award – created in memory of the acclaimed actor and writer.
- Machine Learning paves the way for next-level quantum sensing 2 May 2019 University of Bristol researchers have reached new heights of sophistication in detecting magnetic fields with extreme sensitivity at room temperature by combining machine learning with a quantum sensor.
- Statement following the inquest of Ben Murray 2 May 2019 Any student death is a tragedy that hits at the very heart of our community. We are very sorry that Ben’s family feel that the support the University offered to Ben was not enough and we really want to understand how we can give the best possible support when students need help.
- Chewing versus sex in the duck-billed dinosaurs 2 May 2019 The duck-billed hadrosaurs walked the Earth over 90-million years ago and were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs. But why were these 2-3 tonne giants so successful? A new study, published in Paleobiology, shows that their special adaptations in teeth and jaws and in their head crests were crucial, and provides new insights into how these innovations evolved.
- Creative Reactions: where science meets art 2 May 2019 Around 100 scientists and artists will be exploring the relationships between science and art using sculptures, wood carvings, canvas, and digital art, as part of this year’s Creative Reactions Bristol.
- Bristol Engineering Students Recognised as Inspiring Future Leaders 2 May 2019 Nine Engineering students from the University of Bristol have been selected as ‘inspirational role models to the next generation of engineers’ by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).
- Experience the weird and the wonderful at the cutting edge of Bristol’s research 2 May 2019 Eavesdrop on crocodiles, churn butter in a Roman kitchen and explore Earth before the dinosaurs lived on it — just some of the exciting activities that members of the public can experience during Research without Borders, the University of Bristol’s free public festival of postgraduate research, which includes a day-long showcase at Colston Hall on 15 May.
- New material to pave the way for more efficient electronic devices 2 May 2019 Researchers at the University of Bristol have successfully demonstrated the high thermal conductivity of a new material, paving the way for safer and more efficient electronic devices – including mobile phones, radars and even electric cars.