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REF 2014 - Research Excellence Framework

Results in REF 2014 confirmed York's standing as a leading research university:

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Mother knows best: how seeds recognise the seasons

Posted on Monday 15 December 2014

Scientists at the University of York have played a key role in new research into the way ‘mother’ plants use their memory of the seasons to teach their seeds the most advantageous time to germinate.

Experimental (left) and theoretically predicted (right) high-resolution electron microscopy images of the (110) antiphase boundary defect in magnetite.
York scientists resolve spin puzzle

Posted on Wednesday 10 December 2014

Scientists at the University of York have helped to uncover the properties of defects in the atomic structure of magnetite, potentially opening the way for its use in producing more powerful electronic devices.

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Call to change concept of harm reduction in alcohol policy

Posted on Tuesday 9 December 2014

A new policy paper by a University of York academic calls for limits on the influence of the drinks industry in shaping alcohol policy because it has a ‘fundamental conflict of interest’.

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From the search for carbon-free fuel to our role in the restoration of the magnificent York Minster, discover more about some of our key research projects in this series of videos.


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