29 Nov 2016

Laser technology to help take Large Hadron Collider to next level

Pioneering laser technology could boost the performance of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN to new levels of efficiency, helping unlock some of science’s greatest mysteries going back to the `Big Bang’.  The technology for the surface modification of metals known as LESS (Laser Engineered Surface Structures) for this specific application is the result of a collaboration between the University of Dundee and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).  Dundee and STFC have now entered into partnership with CERN to employ the new technology, which is aimed at clearing th...

Laser technology to help take Large Hadron Collider to next level

29 Nov 2016

Post-truth fake news from 80 years ago

A post-truth world of fake news in which technology helps spread terror – not 2016 in microcosm but the classic adaptation of The Invisible Man, which will be shown at Dundee Contemporary Arts this weekend. The screening, taking place on Sunday, 4th December, will bring the curtain down on the University of Dundee’s month-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of H.G. Wells’ birth. It will be preceded by an illustrated talk by the University's Dr Keith Williams exploring how Wells foresaw the moving image media – including television, surveillance, videos and virtual reality &nda...

Post-truth fake news from 80 years ago

23 Nov 2016

Academician accolades for Dundee duo

Graeme Hutton, Professor of Architecture at the University of Dundee, has been elected as an academician of the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA). Jim Pattison, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University, has also received the same accolade. He and Professor Hutton will join more than 100 other artists and architects as Royal Scottish Academicians. Many academicians take a leading role in higher education and in many of Scotland’s cultural institutions. All are esteemed practitioners in their chosen field who were elected to the RSA by their peers. Professor Hutton is a multi-award winning architect an...

Academician accolades for Dundee duo

23 Nov 2016

‘A Just Peace for Palestinians and Israelis’ – 24th November

The UK’s former Consul-General in Jerusalem will tomorrow visit the University of Dundee to discuss how peace can be brought to the Middle East. Sir Vincent Fean will deliver a public lecture entitled, ‘A Just Peace for Palestinians and Israelis’ at the University’s Dalhousie Building at 6.30pm on Thursday, 24th November. Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International) at Dundee, will deliver opening remarks outlining the University’s work with Palestinian scholars. Sir Vincent’s diplomatic career took him to North Africa and the Middle East. His views on the future of P...

‘A Just Peace for Palestinians and Israelis’ – 24th November

20 Nov 2016

‘Wishing Tree’ returns for carers’ Christmas

Christmas shoppers in Dundee will be able to help provide a gift of reading for young carers in the city with the return of the `Waterstones Wishing Tree’. The charitable fauna, a collaboration between Waterstones, the University’s `Literary Dundee’, Leisure and Culture Dundee and the City Council, is a special way for shoppers to gift a book to a young person in the city who has a caring role and/or is affected emotionally by a family member’s long-term illness, disability, mental health or addiction problems. This year’s tree will be unveiled at Waterstones in Commercial Str...

‘Wishing Tree’ returns for carers’ Christmas