Another chance for the last man hanged in Dundee?

William Bury Mock Trial
| news, 2018

A re-examination of the medical evidence which led to the execution of William Bury, the last man hanged in Dundee 129 years ago, will be staged at a public mock trial next month, organised by the University of Dundee. Bury was found guilty of the murder of his wife Ellen, and hanged on April 24, 1889. In his initial confession he made a claim to be Jack the Ripper. His conviction rested largely on medical evidence which drew some uncertainty from the jury at the time. Now students from the Mooting Societies at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen will take part in a re-consideration of the information ...

Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018 finalist

Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018
| news, 2018

The University of Dundee is delighted to be a finalist in two separate categories at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018, including the Social and Environmental Impact Award. The University team has been working with a Cumbernauld-based company on their project for over five years. Their work looks at ways to recycle print toner powder by making it soluble for use in the building industry, art and animal medical treatment, with the potential to waterproof material. Civil Engineering lecturer Dr Moray Newlands, who worked on the project with Dr Laszlo Csetenyi,  said: “Our project is very...

Dundee to join CMS Collaboration at CERN

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| news, 2018

The University of Dundee is to become a partner of the CMS Collaboration at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. The CMS is one of the four main experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and the CMS Collaboration brings together members of the scientific community from across the globe in a quest to advance humanity’s knowledge of the very basic laws of our universe. The CMS captures and measures data from the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest scientific experiment where recent breakthroughs have included the discovery of the Higgs boson particle, which has help...

Welcome to the Year of Engineering

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| news, 2018

Do you want to join the exciting world of engineering? Then find out more about what this career involves and how you can study it at the University of Dundee. The British Government has designated 2018 as the Year of Engineering. It's a national campaign lasting the next 12 months, aiming to inspire and recruit the next generation of engineers and it's launching on 15 January. We will be joining in via the #YoE hashtag so do follow the University of Dundee School of Science and Engineering on Twitter via @UoDSciEng and on Facebook to stay in touch. And over the next 12 months, watch out for national and l...

Twitter + Citizen Science + AI = improved flood data collection

| 2017

Researchers from the University of Dundee are combining Twitter, citizen science and cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to develop an early-warning system for flood-prone communities. Dr Roger Wang and his colleagues from the University’s School of Science and Engineering have shown how AI can be used to extract data from Twitter and crowdsourced information from mobile phone apps to build up hyper-resolution monitoring of urban flooding. They believe this is the first time that Computer Vision has been applied to flooding issues. Urban flooding is difficult to monitor due to comple...