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.
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.
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.
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.
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.