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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

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The Winton Programme has appointed three cohorts of Scholars undertaking PhDs and three cohorts of Advanced Research Fellows. This growing community is reaching widely across the Cavendish Laboratory, bringing new areas of research and drawing in collaborations from across the University. Applications are currently being invited for studentships for those applying to commence PhD study in October 2014.

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Pump Prime grants

The Pump Prime scheme provides funding for up to £50k for exploration of new innovative ideas that have potential for major impact. The funding is open to academic and research staff in the Physics department and can involve collaborations with other departments.

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Winton Programme

The Winton Programme was established in 2011 through a £20 million donation to the Cavendish by David Harding, alumnus of the Physics Department. This the largest donation to the department, has provided the freedom to explore basic science that could generate the breakthroughs needed to meet the growing demand on our natural resources.

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Winton Annual Report 2014

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Hybrid materials could smash the solar efficiency ceiling

Oct 09, 2014

A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells.

Simulation method identifies materials for better batteries

Sep 15, 2014

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and University College London have devised a new simulation technique which reliably predicts the structure and behaviour of different materials, in order to accelerate the development of next-generation batteries for a wide range of applications.

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