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Edward Deacon

SciTech Digital Editor 2020-21 | 4th year Physics

ARTICLES BY Edward Deacon

Bristol’s Einstein: Paul Dirac

The recent findings from CERN and Fermilab that suggest a new particle or force of nature is yet to be discovered present an opportunity to look back at the work of a physicist whose discoveries have underpinned modern particle and quantum physics: Paul Dirac.
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Bristol University’s impact on the world’s response to COVID-19, one year on from the first lockdown

March 23 marked one year since the first lockdown in the UK following the global outbreak of COVID-19 which has affected everyone’s lives in innumerable ways. Here, a retrospective on some of the main contributions by the University to overcome the disease are highlighted.
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Kent Covid variant has a much higher mortality rate and poses ‘a threat that should be taken seriously’

The B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19, first detected in Kent, has been found to be between 30 and 100 per cent more deadly than previous strains.
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Bristol researchers contribute to ‘tantalising’ results hinting at new physics

A team of scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have found a potential flaw in a fundamental theory in physics – the Standard Model (SM).
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Diversity in STEM: in conversation with Ridhi Bansal

In this interview I spoke to Ridhi Bansala, a second year Indian PhD student who is researching robotics. Before coming to the University of Bristol, Ridhi did an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham.
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Bristol researchers create data monitoring system to support intensive care units in hospitals

Aside from the critical care that Intensive Care Units (ICUs) must deliver, the need to track, monitor and analyse patient data is of the upmost importance. Researchers from the University of Bristol have created a digital data monitoring system to assist hospital staff to do exactly that.
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Vitamin D could help fight Covid infections, study finds

A new study published by Bristol University suggests that vitamin D – and possibly vitamins K and A – could reduce the infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 by binding to the virus’ spike proteins.
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Online guide launched to inform and fight misinformation to help ‘share facts, not fiction’ about COVID-19 vaccines

An online guide has been launched by a team of scientific experts led by Bristol University to fight the spread of misinformation surrounding COVID-19 vaccines and educate readers with the facts.
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