Today’s physics news: 8 TeV @ LHC, female ‘talent drain’, concerns surrounding EPSRC and more

Today’s physics news: 8 TeV @ LHC, female ‘talent drain’, concerns surrounding EPSRC and more

Juggling act earns EPSRC mixed reviews

Following the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council review of its ‘Shaping Capability’ agenda, Times Higher reports on the academic community’s response.  The Institute is quoted, citing our concern about reductions in funding for mathematical physics and surface science.

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Large Hadron Collider: We have 8 tera electronvolts

The Guardian’s ‘Life and physics’ blogger, John Butterworth, presents a video from CERN about the significance of reaching 8 TeV in the LHC.

Guardian

Jim Al-Khalili: ‘The days of naive scientists are long gone’

Interviewed at the Guardian’s Open Weekend, theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili discusses the vital importance of scientific research in a new video on the Guardian’s site. He says that projects such as the Large Hadron Collider can encourage leaps forward that could ultimately change our lives in the future.

Guardian

Female ‘talent drain’ identified in Scottish science

A new report from the Royal Society of Edinburgh reports that the majority of women in Scotland with scientific qualifications have not made full use of their skills.

BBC

Print-your-own-robots developed in US

Printed-on-demand robots might be a reality before the end of the decade if the National Science Foundation, Virginia, US, achieves its goals.

BBC

Todays physics news: 8 TeV @ LHC, female talent drain, concerns surrounding EPSRC and more news

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