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Prof Dan Watts is a member of the nuclear physics group at the University of York


Light and Life – A molecular perspective

From photosynthesis to the circadian rhythm, light is of fundamental importance in the natural world.


Artefact free measurement: the redefinition of the international system of units

Professor Graham Machin is the science leader of the NPL Temperature and Humidity Group and an NPL Fellow.

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Athena SWAN & Juno

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Expert Reaction: Parker Solar Probe orbit of the sun

Posted on Friday 5 April 2019

An expert in astrophysics at the University of York comments on the NASA mission to study the Sun using the Parker Solar Probe. The mission aims to make a close flyby of the Sun, attempting to go faster and closer than before.

UK’S first ultra-secure quantum network link between research and industry launched

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2019

Researchers at the University of York have teamed up with colleagues at the University of Cambridge and BT to build a new high-speed link which will enable the development and testing of new quantum technologies.

Expert Reaction: Full moon in March Equinox

Posted on Thursday 21 March 2019

Director of the University of York's Astrocampus comments on the full moon as it coincides with the March Equinox.

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