Latest news from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences

Keele's Dr Jacco Van Loon writes for The Conversation.

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A new planet has been discovered orbiting a unique young star after more than a decade of searching, thanks to a global research team including a Keele astrophysicist.

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Keele University is to host its first virtual open day of 2020 on Saturday 20 June, giving prospective students the opportunity to tour the University from the comfort of their own home.

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Keele Professor becomes President of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration

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New research by a Keele University chemist has highlighted a promising method of using methane for the manufacture of fuel and useful chemicals, which is more efficient than current practices.

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Study on Methane activation and utilization published in Nature Energy

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A global team of astronomers including Keele University’s Dr Barry Smalley have detected a ‘heartbeat’ among distant young stars which will help scientists understand more about the Sun and the workings of stars.

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More than 10 years of data collected by Keele University experts will help forensic teams find missing people, solve cold cases, and prosecute murderers by optimising their investigation techniques.

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A €4 million study led by Keele University to support emerging technology for combustion engines has made “significant progress".

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A Keele scientist has received a £1.2million UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowship to develop a flagship program in carbohydrate chemical biology.

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A new European Space Agency (ESA) mission involving a Keele University astrophysicist has successfully observed its first exoplanets, and is ready to commence routine science operations after three months in orbit.

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PhD student Clara Pennock and Jacco van Loon have won their second Royal Astronomical Society grant in support of a programme of outreach related to their research on distant active galaxies and the use of machine learning techniques.

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The EU-funded POLKA project is holding a one-day workshop designed for early-stage researchers on the project.

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The call for papers for this year's Enhancing Student Learning through Innovative Scholarship conference which is to be held at Keele University has just been released.

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This summer the Keele University Astrophysics Group will again host our "Astrophysics Research Experience" week from July 6th-10th.

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New research has revealed insights about an ancient collision between our galaxy and another billions of years ago through the forensic analysis of a single star.

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Heartfelt tributes have been paid to the founder and inaugural Director of Keele Observatory who has died following a short illness.

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A Keele University astrophysicist is joining colleagues from around the world to lend his expertise to a new mission run by the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Large allocation of observing time in South Africa

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Keele scientists are developing a new chemical probe to study the spread of cancer cells.

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The transit of planet Mercury

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Keele commemorates periodic table anniversary with illuminating display

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Two new PhD students to work on POLKA project

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Keele University is lighting up to mark the 150th anniversary of the periodic table, one of the most crucial aspects of modern science.

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A Keele professor has taken up a new post on an international steering committee designed to coordinate astrophysics research from universities around the world.

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A Keele chemist has been awarded a major grant to investigate soil monitoring techniques to help improve the rising problem of food security.

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Keele Forensics No.2 in UK

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Astronomers at Keele have detected an ‘ultra-hot Jupiter’ recording its temperature as one of the hottest exoplanets of this type ever discovered.

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A Keele astronomer has helped to capture a stunning new picture showcasing an enormous nebula where stars are born.

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Dr Jacco van Loon writes for The Conversation UK.

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Dr Jacco van Loon writes for The Conversation UK.

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Students from Keele University’s School of Chemical and Physical Sciences recently visited the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Centre and Anthropological Research Facility, also known as a body farm, in Knoxville.

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An elusive organic material has been detected in our region of space by a group of researchers, after first being discovered almost 100 years ago.

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Members of a House of Lords committee have called for an urgent reform of forensic science in the UK following a report by Keele academics.

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Forensic Science, Nursing, and Medicine at Keele University have all been ranked in the UK Top 10 in the latest Complete University Guide.

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Jacco van Loon writes for The Conversation UK.

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A new study, led by Keele University in collaboration with the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, has uncovered the behaviour of a disease involving an abnormal protein that causes organ failure and neurodegenerative disorders.

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Keele Observatory will be marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by throwing open its doors to visitors to explore all things science on Monday 11 February.

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Keele University’s Professor Maria Heckl has been awarded a €4 million grant from Horizon 2020 to support the development of emerging technology solutions that could replace fossil fuels.

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A recognition of our good practice in gender and equality issues across all members of the school.

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Dr Matt O’Brien and Dr Gavin Miller have published their collaborative research project in Tetrahedron.

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Researchers from Keele University have worked with an international team of astronomers to find for the first time that a white dwarf and a brown dwarf collided in a ‘blaze of glory’ that was witnessed on Earth in 1670.

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A practical training workshop on the use of microcontrollers and programming in chemical synthesis systems delivered by Dr Matthew O’Brien.

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The 2018/19 Chemical Sciences Seminar series kick off.

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Jamie Pringle and team involved in Channel 4 collaboration on the Black Death.

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Research that developed from a 3rd year undergraduate project has been published in a recent Special Issue of Tetrahedron.

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Two entrepreneurial students from Keele University have won the ‘Design’ category at the UK STEM Awards.

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Scientists have detected an exoplanet atmosphere that is free of clouds, marking a pivotal breakthrough in the quest for greater understanding of the planets beyond our solar system.

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Researchers from Keele University have discovered a planet that absorbs 99% of light, making it one of the darkest planets ever found.

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Professor Mike Watkinson has taken up his position as Keele’s new Head of the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences.

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The event was attended by 50+ ECRs from the UK, Ireland and Denmark and was opened by Professor Jonathan Wastling, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Coel Hellier, Professor of Astrophysics writes for The Conversation UK.

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The Keele University Astrophysics Group has been awarded a £435,000 grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to explore the formation and fundamental properties of stars and (exo)planetary systems.

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Keele University is investing £45m in the creation of new state-of-the-art science facilities on its campus, including new laboratories and teaching spaces, as part of the biggest single investment in learning and teaching in the University’s history.

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The Complete University Guide 2018

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Dr. Gavin Miller from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences gave a lecture on 21/03/18 at the American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting in New Orleans.

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Dr Matt O'Brien from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences gave an invited lecture at 'Flow Chemistry Europe 2018'

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New research offers an explanation for the discrepancy between the size and age of the Rosette Nebula’s central cavity and that of its central stars.

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An international team of astronomers has revealed an ‘astonishing’ overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy.

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