Johanna Hansson new Deputy Library Director
02 april 2019
As of April 1, Johanna Hansson takes up the new position of Deputy Library Director at Uppsala University Library.
"We’ve created a mushroom sandwich index”
02 april 2019
Cecilia Gustavsson at the Division of Applied Nuclear Physics is one of the researchers behind last autumn’s mass experiment Radiant Earth. The results are now in and reported to the upper secondar...
Origin of Scandinavian wolves clarified
29 mars 2019
There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population – a matter that has been discussed, especially in Norway. These wolves appear to have originated...
Several Uppsala researchers awarded major KAW grants
27 mars 2019
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has allocated grants in several of its major programmes of research. Six researchers at Uppsala University have been appointed as Wallenberg Scholars, while...
New course about the physics of music
25 mars 2019
Meet Cecilia Gustavsson, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics and Astronomy who has created the course The Physics of Music, which will be offered for the first time in the spring semester ...
EU battery initiative led from Uppsala
19 mars 2019
A large-scale research project on batteries is being planned in the EU and will be coordinated from Uppsala by Kristina Edström, professor at the Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory. She ...
- Light mysteries at SciFest 05 mars 2019
Shedding light on the energy capacity of materials
05 mars 2019
As a child, Tomas Edvinsson was fascinated by what happens when light interacts with matter. Today, he researches energy interactions between light and materials for applications in new-generation ...
Digging up the past together
05 mars 2019
Hi there! Magnus Lundgren from the Department of Organismal Biology, who is coordinating the SciFest workshop “Dig into the past” with the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History:
Two genes explain variations in the wall lizard's colour and behaviour
01 mars 2019
How are reptiles capable of generating such a diversity of bright colors? And how is it possible that within a single population of the same species, different individuals exhibit different colorat...
New research initiative will power up Europe’s battery revolution
26 februari 2019
A world moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy will rely more and more on energy storage and in particular on batteries. Better batteries can reduce the carbon footprint of the transport sect...
Large-scale experiments on spinach at Testa Center
22 februari 2019
Rubisco is an important plant enzyme that absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Marvin Seibert’s research team uses leaf spinach to study the protein at the molecular level. The new Testa Cen...
‘Old’ sperm produces healthier offspring
14 februari 2019
Sperm that live for longer before fertilising an egg produce healthier offspring – according to new research from Uppsala University and University of East Anglia, Great Britain.
“Sensors will detect small movements in the rock”
04 februari 2019
Hello to Björn Lund, seismologist, who tests sensors for the monitoring of the deep geological repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark. You work as part of the Swedish National Seismic Networ...
University spinoffs collaborates to combine new solar cell technology with dynamic glass
01 februari 2019
A collaboration will investigate if newly patented high-transparency solar cells from the startup company Peafowl Solar Power can power dynamic glass from ChromoGenics. Both companies derive from r...
New findings about the 210 million year old dinosaur-like archosaur
01 februari 2019
Coprolites, or fossil droppings, of the dinosaur-like archosaur Smok wawelski contain lots of chewed-up bone fragments. This led researchers at Uppsala University to conclude that this top predat...
Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures 2019: Climate change, carbon dioxide storage, and human health
30 januari 2019
On Thursday 7 February, it will again be time for the Celsius-Linnaeus lectures and following symposium. Two of the world’s top researchers will be coming to the Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala Univ...
Decreasing snow cover causes increasing methane production in frozen lakes
25 januari 2019
New, unexpected consequences of climate change keep presenting themselves. A new study from Uppsala University and SLU shows that a decreased snow cover on frozen lakes in boreal forests may inhibi...
Volcanic eruption in Scotland may have contributed to prehistoric global warming
24 januari 2019
Around 56 million years ago, global temperatures spiked. Researchers at Uppsala University and in the UK now show that a major explosive eruption from the Red Hills on the Isle of Skye may have bee...
Mathematics is an obvious choice for Inger Sigstam
16 januari 2019
When she completed her doctorate at the start of the 1990s, she was the thirteenth woman who had defended a dissertation in mathematics in Sweden. But even though there have been few women in math...