In profile

  • Vivian Yam: ‘Teaching and research go hand in hand’

  • Prasanna de Silva: ‘Kindness plays a key role in academia’

  • Eugenia Kumacheva: ‘My poetry is in my research proposals’

  • Bert Meijer: ‘I'm in love with molecules’

  • Thomas Hartung: ‘I am not a funny guy’

  • Kelly Chibale: ‘No leader should be feared’

  • Allen Bard: ‘What I really couldn’t stand was the segregation’

  • Edgar Cahoon: ‘There is still so much basic knowledge to learn’

  • Janine Cossy: ‘Negative results are more important’

  • Dick Zare: ‘I got into big fights with my science teacher’

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Who counts?

By

Recording diversity in the physical sciences matters

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Raven the Science Maven’s communication haven

By

Combining science, music and cultural awareness

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Latest diversity figures paint improving picture of physical sciences in the UK

By Maria Burke

Engineering and physical sciences funder reveals award and fellowship data

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Design of experiments

Quizzes and resources to help you to become better at designing experiments. Created in partnership with JMP

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A powerful blow against misconduct

Supporting whistleblowers is vital for detecting and preventing bad behaviour

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Prominent Chinese immunologist and research integrity leader cleared of scientific misconduct

Investigation finds problems with images but concludes that Xuetao Cao is not guilty of research fraud

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Ethical challenge

Should researchers infect healthy people with Sars-CoV-2 to speed up vaccine testing?

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Practical chemistry classes resume at English universities

Lifting of lockdown restrictions allows students to return to teaching laboratories

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Chemist whose father survived oil rig disaster inspired to swap slides for VR safety training

Training using virtual reality could help chemical manufacturing workers prepare for the worst

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Defence of the realm

The world’s critical infrastructure is under attack and it’s going to take a joint effort to protect it