Three prominent Uppsala University researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced which researchers are being awarded Starting Grants for 2016. 325 research projects across the EU share a total of EUR 485 million. Three of these ...
Uppsala’s FREIA Lab to help upgrade the Large Hadron Collider
The world’s largest particle physics laboratory, CERN, and Uppsala University have signed a deal worth SEK 20 million for accelerator development at the University’s FREIA Laboratory.
Uppsala Student of the Year: Allen Ali Mohammadi
Allen Ali Mohammadi wants to help people. He wants to save lives. He has already received an EU grant for his device which should be able to detect early signs of heart disease. Being named Uppsala...
‘Popcorn rocks’ solve the mystery of the magma chambers
Since the 18th century, geologists have struggled to explain how big magma chambers form in the Earth’s crust. In particular, it has been difficult to explain where the surrounding rock goes when t...
Rosetta paints a new picture of comets
A completely changed understanding of comets. This may be the outcome of space probe Rosetta’s twelve-year journey through the solar system, which came to an end on Friday 30 September. Now, resear...
Renewable energy – not always sustainable
In a new thesis from Uppsala University, Simon Davidsson shows that a rapid expansion of renewable energy technology is not necessarily sustainable. To find the best way forward in the coming trans...
Early fossil fish shows where our jaws came from
Where did our jaws come from? The question is more complicated than it seems, because not all jaws are the same. In a new article, published in Science, palaeontologists from China and Sweden trace...
Bolstering communities against climate catastrophes may prevent future violence
Severe drought is associated with a higher incidence of armed conflict among agriculture-dependent populations. Strengthening the status and well-being of these marginalised groups, can reduce the ...
Ancient fish illuminates one mystery of childhood
Remember dropping your milk teeth? After a lot of wiggling the tooth finally dropped out. But in your hand was only the enamel-covered crown: the entire root of the tooth had somehow disappeared. I...
Magma movements help predict eruptions
Geologists at Uppsala University have traced magma movement beneath Mount Cameroon volcano, which will help monitoring for future volcanic eruptions. The results are published in Scientific Reports.
1,000 prehistoric individuals to be genetically mapped
A new research project, ‘1,000 Ancient Genomes’, seeks to map the genetic variation among 1,000 prehistoric individuals who lived in Europe and Asia between 1,000 and 50,000 years ago. This data wi...
New efficient, low-cost method to hydrogenate graphene with visible light
An environmentally friendly, efficient and low-cost method for hydrogenation of graphene with visible light has been developed by researchers at Uppsala University and AstraZeneca Gothenburg, Swede...
Roundworms even more useful than previously thought
The one millimetre long roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans has been used as a model organism in scientific research, and has therefore been extensively examined. A research group at Uppsala Universit...
Eat, escape, love: the price of looking sexy
In the animal kingdom colourful traits can be both a blessing and a curse. A new study from a group of researchers at Uppsala University has studied the conspicuous wing colouration of two species ...
New honorary doctors in science and technology
Three new honorary doctors have been named by the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University: mathematician Yakov Eliashberg, biologist Jane Reece and physicist John M. Wills.
This year’s Björkén Prize to energy researchers
Auli Niemi, Professor of Groundwater Modelling at the Department of Earth Sciences and Anders Hagfeldt, solar cell researcher and guest professor at the Department of Chemistry have been awarded th...
Upptech – A new centre for technology in Uppsala
Upptech, or Uppsala University School of Technology, is a new centre founded by the Faculty of Science and Technology. The centre will focus on promoting, distinguishing and strengthening the Unive...
New findings on Acanthostega fossils rewrite tetrapod move to land
This week in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers shows that fossils of the 360 million-year-old tetrapod Acanthostega, one of the iconic transitional forms between fishes and l...
Oxygen found in extremely distant galaxy – a new key to the history of the universe
Using the giant ALMA telescope in Chile, astronomers in Japan, the UK, Sweden and Germany have found oxygen in an extremely distant galaxy – farther away than oxygen has ever been found before. The...
Flycatcher genome sheds light on causes of mutations
A research team at Uppsala University has determined the complete genetic code of 11 members of a flycatcher pedigree. Doing this, they have for the first time been able to estimate the rate of new...