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University appoints Professor Tom McLeish to a Chair in Natural Philosophy

Posted on Thursday 16 November 2017

The University of York has appointed Professor Tom McLeish to a Chair in Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics.


Santander Elite Sports Scholars. (Credit: Daniel Easton)
York elite athletes awarded scholarships

Posted on Wednesday 15 November 2017

Three University of York students have received Santander Elite Sports Scholarships worth a total of £15,000 to help them realise their sporting ambitions.


Some action strategy video games can act like IQ tests.
Multiplayer video games: Researchers discover link between skill and intelligence

Posted on Wednesday 15 November 2017

Researchers at the University of York have discovered a link between young people’s ability to perform well at two popular video games and high levels of intelligence.


An example of a hyper-realistic face mask and three different masks worn by the same person. (Credit: Rob Jenkins and Jet Sanders)
Could Hollywood special effects masks be the next tool in identity deception?

Posted on Wednesday 15 November 2017

Researchers at the University of York have shown that hyper-realistic face masks, first created by Hollywood special effects teams, are convincing enough to pass as ‘real’ faces.


Dr Scott Cairney in York’s Sleep, Language and Memory (SLAM) Laboratory.
Researchers reveal new insights into why sleep is good for our memory

Posted on Tuesday 14 November 2017

Researchers at the University of York have shed new light on sleep’s vital role in helping us make the most of our memory.


Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the University of York announce £12m partnership

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the University of York are to spearhead a £12m programme looking at the safety of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS).


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