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Polar stratospheric clouds appear over Cambridge

Image courtesy Peter Gallimore

Polar stratospheric clouds made a rare appearance over the skies of Cambridge on Monday 1 February.

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Professor Daan Frenkel awarded Boltzmann medal

Image courtesy Nathan Pitt, Department of Chemistry.

Professor Daan Frenkel has been awarded the Boltzmann Medal for 2016, the most important prize awarded in the field of statistical mechanics.

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How many ways can you arrange 128 tennis balls?

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A bewildering physics problem has apparently been solved by a team of researchers led by a group of theoretical chemists in the Department of Chemistry.

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2016 Linnett Lecturer to visit department

Marcus Halevi

The 2016 Linnett Lecturer, Harvard Professor Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, will visit the department from 16th - 19th February.

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4th UK Solar Fuels Symposium

Delegates at the the 4th Solar Fuels Symposium

Dr Erwin Reisner  and Dr Junwang Tang co-chaired the 4th UK Solar Fuels Symposium in collaboration with the Solar Fuels Network (SFN) at St John’s College’s School of Divinity. 

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Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Competition now open

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The Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies competition is an annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality.

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NERC CAST project results published in Nature Communications

Image courtesy of Loretta Kuo/Shawn Honomichi

A US/UK campaign looking at the remote tropical atmosphere over the West Pacific has produced exciting insights into the effects of biomass burning on its composition, and the role of the burning of forests and vegetation in climate change.

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