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UN space weather expert to join Northumbria University as Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellow

UN space weather expert to join Northumbria University as Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellow

Press releases   •   Apr 28, 2021 07:44 BST

A leading physicist and Chair of the United Nations space weather expert group is to join Northumbria University for one year after being awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship.

Recognition for Northumbria physicist’s solar discoveries

Recognition for Northumbria physicist’s solar discoveries

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2021 16:10 GMT

A Northumbria University scientist, whose research has helped change our understanding of the Sun’s magnetic waves, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the field of solar physics.

North East satellite partnership expected to boost UK’s share of global space market

North East satellite partnership expected to boost UK’s share of global space market

Press releases   •   Dec 07, 2020 09:08 GMT

Northumbria University has been awarded more than £360,000 of funding from the UK Space Agency to develop the world’s first commercially available laser-based satellite communication system.

Reconnection Nanojets in the Solar Corona: a breakthrough shedding light on the mystery of the Sun’s million-degree atmosphere

Reconnection Nanojets in the Solar Corona: a breakthrough shedding light on the mystery of the Sun’s million-degree atmosphere

Press releases   •   Sep 21, 2020 16:20 BST

A team of scientists has discovered new activity within the Sun’s atmosphere which could explain how it reaches temperatures of more than a million degrees.

Northumbria Professor receives inspirational award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Northumbria Professor receives inspirational award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2020 11:34 BST

A Professor in Northumbria University’s Department of Applied Sciences has won a top national award from The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Northumbria University project selected for the Airbus GEDC Diversity Award

Northumbria University project selected for the Airbus GEDC Diversity Award

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2020 15:17 GMT

​Northumbria University's NUSTEM project has been recognised for its innovative work in improving diversity in engineering education.

Northumbria professor develops breath collecting device that could change Coronavirus diagnosis around the world

Northumbria professor develops breath collecting device that could change Coronavirus diagnosis around the world

Press releases   •   Feb 18, 2020 16:23 GMT

An innovative breath collecting device developed by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, could revolutionise the way we diagnose diseases, such as the newly emerged strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Press releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 11:00 BST

Climate change may have played a more important role in the extinction of Neanderthals than previously believed, according to a new study published in the journal, Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.

Northumbria supports the study of STEM subjects in former war-torn Cambodia

Northumbria supports the study of STEM subjects in former war-torn Cambodia

Press releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 11:21 BST

Astrophysicists from Northumbria University, Newcastle are working with the Cambodian government to help students in the former war-torn country to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Will NASA’s solar images reveal the secrets of the Sun?

Will NASA’s solar images reveal the secrets of the Sun?

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2018 12:27 BST

Solar physicists at Northumbria University, Newcastle are poring over brand new images of the atmosphere of the Sun taken by NASA on a recent missile launch.