This section will keep you up-to-date with all the latest news and updates regarding Physics.
Could computer programs match the abilities of our brains?
The human brain is one of the most intricate systems in nature. Recreating its behaviour using computer programs is no easy task, but it can be done – by using artificial intelligence hardware that mimics the deeply complex networks of neuron cells in our brains. Dr Pavel Borisov and Professor Sergey Saveliev, at Loughborough University are exploring how new advances in technology can help to create an artificial brain.
“A life-saving technology”: Portable gamma ray camera that could speed up cancer diagnosis could hit the market in as little as 18 months
Uruguay, prosthetic skin, and a portable gamma ray camera that could help speed up cancer diagnosis… Loughborough physicist, Dr Bugby discusses her research on the latest episode of Cuppa With a Scientist.
Graphene research sounds out new possibilities for electronic technologies
Loughborough physicist Dr Mark Greenaway is part of a team of researchers that have revealed that sonic boom and Doppler-shifted sound waves can be created in a graphene transistor, giving new insights into this world-famous material and its potential for use in nanoscale electronic technologies.
Distinguished Loughborough Alumnus to give careers Q&A
One of Loughborough’s most successful graduates, Dipesh Patel, will be sharing his career insights and work in leadership, tech, AI and internet of things in this one-off online Careers Q&A which is open to all students and staff to attend on Thursday 25 February, 5.00pm-5.45pm.
Loughborough University in the top three UK universities on StudentCrowd
Loughborough has been announced as one of the top three universities in the UK, as voted for by students on StudentCrowd, a website that enables students to give feedback on their university experience and provide information for prospective students.
Girls into STEM residential goes online
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Loughborough's annual Girls Into STEM event was moved online and opened out nationally to Year 9, 10 and 11 students interested in learning more about STEM subjects. It aimed to demonstrate where STEM careers can lead, provide information about university life and give participants advice on choosing their future options. 400 students took part.
Space scientist announced as special guest for the 2019 Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture
Loughborough University is delighted to announce Dr Suzanne Imber will be speaking at this year’s Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture. She will discuss her journey to becoming a space scientist, and how advances in the space industry will change our everyday lives.
STEMLab wins excellence award at S-Lab conference
Loughborough University’s STEMLab has been announced as a winner at the S-Lab Awards for Excellence in Laboratory Design, Management and Operation. Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Professor Rachel Thomson, collected the award for the building which opened in 2017. STEMLab won the Multi-Disciplinary Science Teaching and Research Buildings category.
Research paves the way for faster, more powerful and greener supercomputers
The next generation of supercomputers is a step closer, according to research led by Dr Niladri Banerjee, of Loughborough University's Department of Physics, Professor Mark Blamire of the University Cambridge and Professor Jacob Linder of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
The National Student Survey is now open
The National Student Survey (NSS) – an annual, independent and anonymous survey, which offers final year undergraduates the chance to give feedback on their time at Loughborough – is now open. We encourage finalists to take part in the survey. Your feedback helps us continue to develop and improve the Loughborough student experience.