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Remembering Sir Alan Battersby

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We are remembering with sadness our distinguished colleague, Professor Emeritus Sir Alan Battersby, who has died shortly before what would have been his 93rd birthday. 

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Alumnus returns to give annual Lewis Lectures

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A professor of inorganic chemistry who studied for his PhD here with Professor Jack Lewis in the late 1980s is returning to the department next month to give the annual Lewis Lectures.

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Bubbles, batteries and bangs: Chemistry Open Day 2018

There will be bubbles, batteries and bangs at our Open Day in mid-March. Budding chemists can enjoy creating rainbows in test tubes, making batteries from fruits and exploring non-Newtonian liquids like cornflour slime!

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'Hydrogen Pistols at Dawn': lectures by Chemistry Teaching Fellow

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'Hydrogen Pistols at Dawn', a look at some of the 18th century texts that prompted a revolution in chemistry, will be one of the topics when Dr Peter Wothers delivers the Sandars Lectures in early March.

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Clare Grey to lead £11.9 million battery life project

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Clare Grey, Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Professor of Chemistry, will lead the University of Cambridge part of a £42 million battery research project, looking at ways to extend battery life for electric vehicles.

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Professor wins prize for Alzheimer's-related research

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Tuomas Knowles, Professor of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics, has been awarded the 2017 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Biophysics.

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