An experimental limit on the charge of antihydrogen

Detector build in progress. Team members from left to right, Joseph McKenna (UoL), Andrea Capra (Visiting from YorkU, Canada) and Petteri Pusa (UoL). With the ALPHA Silicon Vertex Detector (Annihilation Detector).

Last April Nature Communications published a paper [1] outlining a new technique in measuring the effect of gravity on neutral antimatter specifically regarding the trapping of antihydrogen. This recent experimental achievement has lead to a range of new possibilities in exploring fundamental physical phenomena, including most recently a paper published More...

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By Emma McDermott On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Jurassic Clues Shedding Light on Declining Size of Modern Day Marine Life

A recent study by Dr Bryony Caswell, from the University of Liverpool’s School of Environmental Sciences, in collaboration with Dr Angela Coe, from the Open University, has found similarities in the declining More...

By Miriam Mowat On Friday, November 8th, 2013

Food and human behaviour: Oxford University guest speaker explores the connection

Food is a major part of all of our lives. Not only is it necessary for life but it is involved in ceremonies, celebrations and is tied in with memories and emotions. But the food we eat has changed in the modern More...

By Naomi Coombes On Sunday, October 6th, 2013

UoL scientists discover dual infections abundant in malaria patients

A team of scientists at the University of Liverpool has discovered that the combination of viral brain infections and malaria increases the risk of serious complications in Malawian children. The study, published More...

By Pratiksha Paudyal On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

EuroSpine – The Spine Society of Europe

During the 2nd to the 4th of October, The Arena and Convention centre in Liverpool has played host to the annual International Medical Congress of EuroSpine – the spine society of Europe. This meeting is EuroSpine’s More...

By Joanna Thomas On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

University of Liverpool cancer research projects awarded NWCR grants

Local cancer charity North West Cancer Research (NWCR) has recently chosen to invest over £600,000 in new, world-class cancer research projects based at the universities of Liverpool and Lancaster. NWCR are one More...

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By Jonathan Heggie On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Archaeology and the Bible at Liverpool

Liverpool’s long tradition of biblical archaeology is continued with the university’s second annual conference on ‘Archaeology and the Bible’, encompassing a series of presentations delivered by Professor More...

By Graeme Smith On Friday, May 3rd, 2013

The Genius Bar

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. -Albert Einstein Wasabi alarm Yes you read the heading correctly, a wasabi alarm, if you’re like me in the mornings and More...

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By Toby Brown On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Astronomers find ‘retired’ star showing possible future of Solar System

An international collaboration of scientists has offered us a glimpse of what the future may hold for our Solar System. Observations from the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory are of subgiant More...

By Emma McDermott On Monday, March 25th, 2013

The Bitter End – How medics deal with death

We ask doctors save our lives – to heal us, repair us, support us. But when it comes to the end, the critical question of how the doctors cope with death on a daily basis is often overlooked. Here we take More...