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Graduate Admissions Open Day

The Department will be holding its annual Graduate Admissions Open Day on Friday 24 October 2014 from 10:30-4:30 pm. Please see the Programme of Events for full details.

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Chemistry Alumni Festival Event

The Chemistry Department will present a "Chemistry Student Showcase and Lab Tours", on Friday 26 September, as part of the University's Alumni Festival.

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The Cambridge-Warsaw Young Chemists' Symposium

The Cambridge-Warsaw Young Chemists' Symposium was held in Cambridge from 13th-15th September 2014, focussing on the broad range of chemistry being undertaken at leading institutes in Warsaw and the Department.

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Ozone layer shows first signs of recovery

Image courtesy of NASA

John Pyle was featured on the Australian news programme "AM" to discuss a report which has revealed that the ozone layer is on track to recovery, thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances.

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Andreas Bender wins Hansch Award 2014

The 2014 Hansch Award has been awarded to Andreas Bender for "outstanding contributions in the field of molecular similarity, and integrating biological and chemical descriptors for in silico pharmacology".

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Silver Medal of the European Young Chemists

Gonçalo Bernades has been awarded the Silver Medal of the European Young Chemist Award.

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Ultrafast phase-change logic device driven by melting processes

Joint experimental and computer-simulational work by Stephen Elliott and his group, and researchers from both the Data Storage Institute and the Singapore University of Technology and Design, has opened a doorway for developing faster computers.

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Jeremy Sanders named as a "Face of Chemistry"

Jeremy Sanders has been included in the Royal Society of Chemistry's list of "175 Faces of Chemistry", as part of the lead up to the 175th Anniversary of the Society in 2016.

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The beetle’s white album

The physical properties of the ultra-white scales on certain species of beetle could be used to make whiter paper, plastics and paints, while using far less materials than is used in current manufacturing methods.

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Clare Grey awarded the Davy Medal

Prof. Clare Grey has been awarded the Davy Medal by the Royal Society, for further pioneering applications of solid state nuclear magnetic resonance to materials of relevance to energy and the environment.

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