VAMPIRE at the Royal Society of London

| 2018

Experts from the School of Science and Engineering, hosted a meeting at the prestigious Royal Society (RS) in what was thought to be the first event held at the venue dedicated to ophthalmology. The team behind VAMPIRE (Vascular Assessment and Measurement Platform for Images of the REtina) organised the two-day event at the Royal Society of London. The event, titled ‘The Transformative Potential of Data and Image Analysis for Eye Care’, was organised as part of the RS Science+ interdisciplinary program, and designed to capture scientific and translational needs and opportunities for eye care re...

Neanderthal brought back to life with help from Dundee expert

| 2018

An expert in facial reconstruction from the University of Dundee has helped bring Neanderthals back to life for a major new BBC series, which begins this weekend. Dr Christopher Rynn, from the University’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification within the School of Science and Engineering, will feature in Neanderthals: Meet Your Ancestors alongside Hollywood star Andy Serkis, co-founder of digital performance-capture studio The Imaginarium, when the two-part production premieres on BBC2 on Sunday 13 May. The show is presented by Ella Al-Shamahi, a rising star in the field of Neanderthal res...

Professor to shed light on the power of lasers

| 2018

Lasers are often associated with science fiction, but the secrets of how they interact with the real world are to be revealed at the latest Cafe Science Dundee event. Professor Amin Abdolvand from the University of Dundee will detail how lasers are helping to unlock some of science’s greatest secrets, and how light is being utilised to assist research involving the Large Hadron Collider. Professor Abdolvand, the University’s Chair of Functional Materials and Photonics, will also talk about how research with light technology is benefitting our everyday lives, from fibre-optic cables to spectacle...

ESA recognition for Dundee technology

| 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) has showcased the importance of technology developed at the University of Dundee to aid the planetary landing of spacecraft. Planet and Asteroid Natural Scene Generation Utility (PANGU) is a powerful set of tools that model the surfaces of planetary bodies such as Mars, the Moon, Mercury and asteroids using real and synthetic data. Developed by the University’s Space Technology Centre, PANGU is currently being used by spacecraft engineers around the world, including the team working on ExoMars rover, which is scheduled to touch down on the red planet in 2020. The ESA h...

Dundee pupils `Powering Transformation’

| 2018

Hundreds of secondary school pupils from across Dundee are `Powering Transformation’ at the University of Dundee this week with the help of the Transformation Trust. Students from five schools – Braeview Academy, Baldragon Academy, St Paul’s RC Academy, Harris Academy and Morgan Academy – have been taking part in the Powering Transformation workshop, developed by the Transformation Trust and supported by Dell. It is the first time the Transformation Trust have run the event in Scotland. The pupils have been given the chance to visit and work in departments across the University, mai...