Climate models, solarstorms and brain juggling: Reading in the News - 21 Sept
Release Date 21 September 2017
Arctic Sea Ice: An article in Carbon Brief looking at data suggesting that 2017 has seen the eight lowest on record, and includes comment by Prof Ed Hawkins (Met). Prof Hawkins has also written a blog for Climate Lab Book commenting on recent media coverage of research about the sensitivity of climate models. His comments have been reported elsewhere, including the Daily Caller.
Solarstorm watch: BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 48 mins in) spoke to Professor Chris Scott (Met) following calls for volunteers to help with a citizen science project looking at solar storms. Phys.org have covered the story, and you can read our news story here.
Sensory science: Research being conducted by Dr Peter Scarfe (PCLS) is reported in an article exploring how the brain “juggles” sensory information, in Discover Magazine.
In other news:
- ITV Meridian visited the new indoor tennis dome opened on campus this week. Read our news story here.
- An article on events marking Black History Month in Reading notes an ‘in conversation event taking place at UoR with Alice Mpofu-Coles, a former Zimbabwean diplomat and former chair of Reading Refugee Support Group, in the Reading Chronicle.
- Civil Service World report on a Government inquiry into civil service capacity, and notes that it will build on research conducted by Prof Andrew Kakabadse (Henley).
- Further coverage of remarks by Dr Nafis Alam (Henley UoRM) in The Conversation about whether bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could “survive scrutiny from central banks” have been picked up by CBS News and Sify.
- University Business quotes Matt White (Catering) about research from the University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) on business models employed in the HE sector.
- Prof Marc Day (Henley) supported an article for Spend Matters on category management.