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Read more at: Green computing using next-generation nanotechnology
Green computing using next-generation nanotechnology

Green computing using next-generation nanotechnology

18 April 2017

Winton Advanced Research Fellow, Amalio Fernández-Pacheco talked at the TEDx Zaragoza meeting on 6th April about the radical transformation in our society that has taken place in the last few decades through advances in the electronic devices that have changed the way we work and interact. The question he posed is "were we...


Read more at: Rotating molecules create a brighter future
Rotating molecules create a brighter future

Rotating molecules create a brighter future

31 March 2017

Discovery of a new group of materials paves the way for a new generation of high-efficiency lighting


Read more at: Winton Cambridge-Berkeley Exchange Programme

Winton Cambridge-Berkeley Exchange Programme

21 November 2016

First Winton Cambridge-Berkely Exchange Programme awards announced


Read more at: Winton Programme Appoints Three New Fellows
Winton Programme Appoints Three New Fellows

Winton Programme Appoints Three New Fellows

16 November 2016

The Winton Programme has appointed the latest round of Winton Advanced Research Fellows. These positions provide opportunities for scientists to develop their independent research; Chiara Ciccarelli and Felix Deschler have taken up post with Alpha Lee due to come to Cambridge in autumn 2017. Chiara Ciccarelli is a Junior...


Read more at: World’s smallest magnifying glass
World’s smallest magnifying glass

World’s smallest magnifying glass

15 November 2016

Using the strange properties of tiny particles of gold, researchers have concentrated light down smaller than a single atom, letting them look at individual chemical bonds inside molecules, and opening up new ways to study light and matter.


Read more at: Nano ‘hall of mirrors’ causes molecules to mix with light

Nano ‘hall of mirrors’ causes molecules to mix with light

4 October 2016

Researchers have successfully used quantum states to mix a molecule with light at room temperature, which will aid in the exploration of quantum technologies and provide new ways to manipulate the physical and chemical properties of matter. When a molecule emits a blink of light, it doesn’t expect it to ever come back...


Read more at: Carbon Reduction Technologies: The University of Cambridge IdeasLab

Carbon Reduction Technologies: The University of Cambridge IdeasLab

4 October 2016

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge led a delegation of academics to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, in January 2016, to explore issues including carbon reduction technologies and how science and engineering can best address society's greatest challenges. Sir Leszek...


Read more at: Programming light-harvesting efficiency using DNA origami

Programming light-harvesting efficiency using DNA origami

4 October 2016

The remarkable performance and quantum efficiency of biological light-harvesting complexes has prompted a multidisciplinary interest in engineering biologically inspired antenna systems as a possible route to novel solar cell technologies. Published in Nano letters , the research groups of Dr Alex Chin (Winton Advanced...


Read more at: Maxwell Centre opened by David Harding
Maxwell Centre opened by David Harding

Maxwell Centre opened by David Harding

15 April 2016

The £26 million Maxwell Centre will focus on “blue skies” research and will house much of the activities of the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability. The official opening was on 7 th April 2016 by David Harding, whose generous gift of £20 million established the Winton Programme. Hosted by the Cavendish...


Read more at: Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency
Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

15 April 2016

Scientists have discovered that a highly promising group of materials known as hybrid lead halide perovskites can recycle light – a finding that they believe could lead to large gains in the efficiency of solar cells. By showing that they can also be optimised to recycle light, the new study suggests that this could just...


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Manipulation of Quantum Entangled Triplet Pairs

7 January 2021

Researchers have uncovered a new technique to create and manipulate pairs of particle-like excitations in organic semiconductors that carry non-classical spin information across space, much like the entangled photon pairs in the famous Einstein-Podolsky-Roden “paradox”.

Machine learning algorithm helps in the search for new drugs

20 March 2019

Researchers have designed a machine learning algorithm for drug discovery which has been shown to be twice as efficient as the industry standard.