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Smart talker November 19: A senior lecturer from the School of Art and Design has been invited by the British Council to give a series of ‘Smart Talks’ in China at the end of the month. Dr Maureen O’Neill will talk about her own experiences as an artist and designer and will showcase the University’s collection of artists’ books. Smart Talks are for young people and students in China to give them an insight into UK education.
Einstein still right November 11: A new and independent test of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which disproves a rival Galileon gravity theory, has been published by a University of Portsmouth cosmologist. Dr Jeremy Sakstein’s paper appears today in Physical Review Letters. He tested the theory of general relativity using the minimum mass of a hydrogen burning star and showed that Einstein’s theory is still standing the test of time. Dr Sakstein said: “General relativity has been a cornerstone of modern physics since its publication 100 years ago but it’s constantly under scrutiny. It’s exciting to test Einstein’s theory using a different method - one which has never been used before.”
Tech expertise recognised November 10: Dr Wendy Powell, in the School of Creative Technologies, has been recognised by an international organisation for her significant performance in using innovation and technology at a level of excellence for the benefit of humanity. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have awarded her senior membership status in recognition of her work on, among other things, using technology to advance healthcare.