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September 24, 2010

Warwick Week 10 – T2K in Japan, Imaginary Numbers, Prince and Prize, Elvin

Warwick in the News

Warwick Big in Japan
BBC Science Correspondent, David Gregory has been in Japan with Dr Gary Barker, Department of Physics and colleagues who are currently investigating the properties of neutrinos in the massive T2K experiment. T2K fires a dense neutrino beam from Tokai on Japan's east coast to a huge detector 300km away in Kamioka - the University of Warwick's job is to construct the detector in Tokai.
Read David Gregory’s blog post from Japan >>
Watch the report on BBC iPlayer  - Midlands Today >>

Imaginary Numbers – In Our Time
Prof Ian Stewart and Prof Caroline Series, Department of Mathematics were discussing "imaginary numbers" with Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and Melvyn Bragg on Thursday's In Our Time programme on Radio 4.
Listen again >>

Prince and Prize for World First Formula 3 Racing Car
The World First Formula 3 racing car from WMG has received two significant accolades this month, confirming its reputation as the ultimate green racing car. Just two weeks ago the car was selected to be one the green technologies presented to The Prince of Wales during visit to Birmingham. Now it has also been shortlisted for the THE (Times Higher) award for Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year.


Dean of WMS to become next President of Royal Society
The Dean of Warwick Medical School, Professor Peter Winstanley has been appointed as the next President of the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Professor Winstanley will become the 51st President when he takes up the position in June 2011
Find out more >>

Professor Patrick Unwin awarded Geoffrey Barker Medal
Professor Patrick Unwin, Department of Chemistry has been awarded the Geoffrey Barker Medal by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). This medal is given in recognition of Professor Unwin’s contributions to the field of electrochemistry throughout his career, which have helped raise the UK's standing in this field.

Monash Visit
Colleagues from Monash University have been visiting Warwick this week to participate in a joint senior administrative conference with a group of Warwick senior officers. The aim of the conference is to further develop strategic dialogue between Warwick and Monash in order to continuously improve university performance and student experience.

Research News

Making Silent Electric Vehicles Safer
The University is currently running a major research project to improve the safety of electric vehicles. At the present time, electric vehicles are silent, creating a risk for pedestrians - particularly those with limited sight who rely on the noise that cars make to remain safe on the roads.
Find out more about Elvin the electric vehicle >>
Take part in the interactive evaluation >>

Mass Spectromoty Lab
Earlier this month, the newly built Ion Cyclotron Resonance Laboratory was officially opened at Millburn House which houses state-of-the-art Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR) mass spectrometers. These instruments are used for determining the mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) of ions based upon the cyclotron frequency of the ions orbiting in a fixed magnetic field.
Read more about the opening of the labs >>
Visit the research web pages >>

What’s On?

Undergraduate Open Day – Saturday 25th September
Campus will be busy on Saturday as prospective Undergraduate students and their families will be visiting for the University Open Day. 

Knowledge Exchange Workshop: The Digital Good Life - Thursday 30th September 2010
The Knowledge Exchange team at the International Digital Lab are hosting this event for Midlands-based SMEs to ensure good value and efficiency is achieved through business processes.
Find out more about the event >>

Music Centre - Free Lunchtime Concerts
The Music Centre are hosting a series of free lunchtime concerts that are open to the general public during the Autumn term.
Find out more >>

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