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Emeritus Fellow honoured by high h-index ranking from Research.com

On 17 February 2022, Research.com announced the list of its 1,000 top mathematicians worldwide, ranked according to the h-index. Professor A. S. Fokas, Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall, has ranked first among all mathematicians of the two mathematics departments of the University of Cambridge - namely of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics - where he occupied the chair of Nonlinear Mathematical Science in 2002-21, and of the Department of Pure Mathematics and...

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15 March 2022

Life Member awarded Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics by the American Physical Society

Dr Patricia Fara, a Life Member of Clare Hall and Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, has been awarded the 2022 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics by the American Physical Society.

The citation reads: 'For outstanding and wide-ranging scholarship on the History of Science, especially regarding the Physical Sciences in the 17th through the 20th centuries, and for bringing attention to neglected contributors to the Physical Sciences, including female physicists and practical workers such as...

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14 March 2022

CHBC launches Boat Fundraising Appeal

This week sees the launch of a new Boat Fundraising Appeal, as Clare Hall Boat Club (CHBC) seek to fund a replacement new-used men's boat to support their future on the river.

Collin Smith, CHBC President 2021-22, says:
'As part of the smallest college in Cambridge, without a storied history and accumulated endowment, we are consistently competing above our size - and often shocking everyone with our success. However, it has become clear that our men's...

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10 March 2022

PhD student wins STEM for Britain silver medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering

Congratulations to Hayden Salway, a Sensor CDT PhD student at Clare Hall, who this week attended Parliament to present his engineering research as part of STEM for Britain, winning a silver medal. 

Hayden’s poster on developing novel materials to revolutionise medical X-ray imaging was judged against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind.

On presenting his research in Parliament, Hayden said:
'I am thrilled and honoured to have been...

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09 March 2022

Professor Susan Neiman to give Ashby Lecture 2022 on the subject 'Why the Left is not Woke'

Philosopher and writer Professor Susan Neiman will give the Clare Hall Ashby Lecture 2022 next month. Professor Neiman is Director of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam and has written extensively on the Enlightenment, moral philosophy, metaphysics, and politics. Her work shows that philosophy is a living force for contemporary thinking and action.

Thursday 28 April 2022, from 4pm at Robinson Auditorium and via Zoom.Tickets

Register for the Zoom version of this event via Eventbrite: https://www....

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08 March 2022

Emeritus Fellow to speak about English interwar art during Cambridge Literary Festival

Cambridge Literary Festival’s spring programme (20-24 April 2022) will include a talk by Professor Frances Spalding, Affiliated Lecturer for Cambridge University’s History of Art Department and Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall.

Titled The Real and the Romantic, Professor Spalding’s talk will explore how English art flourished between the two World Wars. Frances will give an illustrated talk, speaking to fellow author David Reynolds about the volatile cultural landscape of the 1920s and 1930s, and illuminating the alliances and shifts in artistic sensibility which fed into the...

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07 March 2022

Clare Hall members to tackle key issues of digital era in Cambridge Festival 2022

Several Clare Hall members are involved in this year’s interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival, which will run from 31 March-10 April with a mixture of online, on-demand and in-person events, covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge.

2022's festival focuses on the impacts of our ever-increasing dependence on technology. Below is a selection of events featuring Clare Hallers, including Professor Lord Martin Rees (Honorary Fellow of Clare Hall and Astronomer Royal), and Research Fellows Professor Li Su and Dr...

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28 February 2022

Fellow Commoner made Honorary Life Member of the Quaternary Research Association

Congratulations to Professor Kevin Edwards, a Fellow Commoner of Clare Hall, who has been made an Honorary Life Member of the Quaternary Research Association (QRA), in recognition of his long-standing and wide-ranging contributions to Quaternary Science and the QRA. 

Professor Edwards is one of three new Honorary Life Members recently announced by the QRA, which is the premier UK organisation concerned with research into the Quaternary Period. This covers the last 2.6 million years of geological time and uses multidisciplinary approaches from the earth, biological and human sciences...

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21 February 2022

New book on slavery in the Late Antique World co-edited by Visiting Fellow

A book titled Slavery in the Late Antique World, 150 – 700 CE, co-edited by Dr Maijastina Kahlos, a Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, has just been published. It investigates the ideological, moral, cultural, and symbolic aspects of slavery, as well as the living conditions of slaves in the Mediterranean world in Antiquity.

Late ancient slavery was a complex and polymorphous phenomenon, one that was conditioned by culture and geography...

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18 February 2022

Fellow and Affiliated Postdoc's research on gambling disorder highlights urgent need for independent funding in UK

Work by a team including Professor Barbara Sahakian, a Fellow of Clare Hall, and Dr Christelle Langley, an Affiliated Postdoc, has highlighted key research priorities relating to gambling addiction, and the urgent need for independent research funding in the UK.

Writing in The Lancet Psychiatry, the group of clinicians and scientists set out their priorities for tackling the pervasive problem of gambling addiction, or ‘gambling disorder’.

Professor...

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17 February 2022