Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council – Blog

  • How to tackle dementia with Mathematics
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  • Data Science: a new discipline to change the world
    Ever-increasing amounts of data, driven by wide-spread digitisation and other factors, has opened up opportunities to transform existing science and develop new avenues of research. Sir Alan Wilson is Chief Executive of The Alan Turing Institute, which is exploring the application of data science across fields as diverse as health, digital... Read more »
  • Understanding Energy Demand
    Major reduction of CO2 emissions is a global priority, with the UK legally obliged to reduce greenhouse gases by 80% compared to 1990 levels by 2050. To meet these ambitious goals, we need a deep understanding of how and why energy is used. The six End Use Energy Demand (EUED)... Read more »
  • Isambard - The Future of High Performance Computing
    On 30 March 2017, EPSRC will be holding an event to launch the new 'Tier 2' layer of High Performance Computing (HPC) equipment. These new computers will be funded through a £20 million grant awarded to the Universities of Bristol, Loughborough, Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh, and UCL. Professor Simon McIntosh-Smith from... Read more »
  • Focus On: EPSRC ICT Early Career Researchers Workshop
    In February and March 2017, EPSRC’s ICT theme held a pair of two-day workshops to provide guidance and mentoring for ICT researchers at the early stages of their academic careers. These events were very popular and over-subscribed – meaning that some of our Early Career researchers were unable to gain... Read more »
  • A Snapshot of Science
    British Science Week begins on the 10 March; featuring an array of exciting science-based events and activities across the UK designed to engage more people with science, technology, maths and engineering. Asha Patel, an EPSRC E-TERM post-doctoral fellow at the University of Nottingham and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) tells... Read more »
  • Celebrating Women in Science and British Science Week
    To celebrate International Women's Day and British Science Week, six leading women in science share their thoughts on choosing a career in science, challenges for women in STEM and advice for the next generation.... Read more »
  • Walking into a World of Fun, Opportunity and Game-Changing Science
    For researchers looking to build experience in healthcare technologies, a new discipline-hopping funding opportunity is available. We hear from a clinician who discipline-hopped early in his career.... Read more »
  • Growing capability in Statistics and Applied Probability: as seen from Bath
    In Shaping Capability in 2010/2011 the research area Statistics and Applied Probability was suggested by EPSRC to have a grow trajectory. Professor Andreas Kyprianou is based at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath and discusses how the maths community responded at the time, and the progress... Read more »
  • A new modern Industrial Strategy - investing in science, research and innovation
    EPSRC Deputy Chief Executive, Professor Tom Rodden, shares his thoughts on the Industrial Strategy and what it means for EPSRC-funded researchers.... Read more »