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The following items provide an overview of the variety of research that is currently being undertaken at Keele University. A full list of news items is available by year from the menu on the left.Volcano research in the news Posted on 22 April 2015 To mark the 200th anniversary of the largest volcanic eruption in recent historic times, Dr Ralf Gertisser, Senior Lecturer in Mineralogy and Petrology, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, co-authored, with Professor Stephen Self (University of California, Berkeley), a commentary in Nature Geoscience on the future risks from large volcanic eruptions. Research lecture in Dublin Posted on 15 April 2015 Dr Matt O'Brien, Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, presented a research lecture at University College Dublin, entitled 'Diastereoselection on conformationally well-defined scaffolds'. Black hole winds pull the plug on star formation Posted on 15 April 2015 Observations of winds from a black hole that are capable of blowing gas out of a host galaxy reinforce the idea that black holes can control star formation in galaxies. The findings, reported in Nature this week by Dr James Reeves, astrophysics at Keele, as part of a study led by Dr Francesco Tombesi at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA, may help us to learn more about galaxy evolution. Significant increase in Research funding for Keele Posted on 15 April 2015 Keele's strong performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was further confirmed this week with the announcement of the first research funding allocations based on results of the REF by HEFCE BBC History reports on Keele project Posted on 23 March 2015 This month's copy of BBC History, Britain's bestselling history magazine with a circulation of nearly 90,000, carries an article which reports on one of Keele's collaborative research projects, an online edition of the medieval Gascon Rolls.
Keele planet discoveries on Horizon Posted on 16 March 2015 BBC2's flagship science programme, Horizon, dedicated last week's episode to 'Secrets of the Solar System', explaining how the discovery and understanding of extra-solar planets had led directly to improvements in our understanding of our own Solar system Keele astrophysicists in discovery of black holes winds' shape and power Posted on 23 February 2015 Keele astronomers have discovered that the winds from supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies blow outward in all directions and can affect the star formation history of the host, a suspected phenomenon that had been difficult to prove before now.