Science

Suzie Imber

The Leicester space physicist on winning Astronauts, exploring uncharted mountains, and scientists’ social skills

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)

Scientific developments from the microscopic to intergalactic deemed worthy of this year’s awards

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Student accommodation wardens are latest to be imprisoned in Turkey's anti-Gülenist crackdown

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After this year’s laureates were announced, 50 winners share the secrets of their success

New facility should provide crucial information for detecting crimes

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Researchers Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne recognised for their work on the international Ligo project 

circadian rhythm

US researchers Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young take prize for studies on circadian rhythm

Nobel laureates

Some researchers worry that lack of female laureates devalues prestigious awards

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Despite their scientific achievements, women account for only 5% of Nobel prize-winners. It diminishes them – and the award, says John Gill

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Downplaying the vital role that universities play in encouraging creativity could endanger the main engine of economic growth, say Luca Cacciolatti and Soo Hee Lee

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Social scientists are innovating to ensure their research is relevant, but more must be done, says Rick Delbridge

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Two UK-based researchers also tipped as potential Nobel prizewinners

Inaugural UK-US science deal will include investment in two major projects Stateside

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Universities are right to re-examine the support in place for students in light of soaring suicide rates, says health secretary Jeremy Hunt

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Firm steps up collaboration with university as world’s biggest tech companies race to harness quantum physics

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Publisher argues Topics platform will provide ‘breadth, depth and currency of knowledge’, and remove the need to leave its website

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Initiative urges government researchers to send findings through encrypted channels to ensure their preservation

Poisonous

The bullying and subsequent suicide of a talented Ivy League scientist exposes ugly truths about the cruelty and dysfunction at the heart of academic science

Paul Nurse speaks at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit

‘Artificial barriers’ such as Brexit ‘should be resisted‘, Nobel laureate tells event hosted by King’s College London

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Times Higher Education poll of globe's greatest minds highlights threat of divided politics to academia and research