Intriguing discovery provides new insights into photoelectric effect
The discovery that free electrons can move asymmetrically provides a deeper understanding of one of the basic processes in physics: the photoelectric effect. It was first described by Albert Einstein and explains how high frequency light releases electrons from a material. The results have been published in Physical Review Letters.
Lund University in world top 100 in THE ranking
Lund University has climbed from #98 to #96 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, once again securing a place among the top 100 universities in the world.
Four Lund University researchers awarded ERC starting grants
Ultrasound that detects rare cells in a drop of blood. Business models for a circular economy. Laser technology that can film at almost the speed of light, and another that can map insects from several kilometres away. Four promising researchers from Lund University have been awarded starting grants from the European Research Council (ERC) amounting to a total of approximately seven million euros, or SEK 75 million.
LTH students win 1st prize in International Architecture competition in Rome
Finding affordable housing in today's urbanised cities is a challenge, which is why the "Rome collective living challenge" sought out to find solutions from architects all over the world. Karin Frykholm, Lisa Fransson and Rron Bexheti from LTH, Sweden won the 1st prize for their model.
LTH students wins Silver in International Student competition
This summer, what is sometimes referred to as the world's largest competition for engineering students is taking place: Formula Student. This competition involves building an energy-efficient and safe formula car as possible; putting the different engineering areas at test. The 33 students from LTH came in second in their category, and third out of the total 49 participating teams. Their car also received the prestigious design award for best construction.
International award to food technology students
We congratulate team Moringau from LTH and Lund University to win first prize in IFTSA Developing Solutions for Developing Countries competition.
Doctoral conferment ceremony 24 May
The doctoral conferment ceremony is the major academic event of the year at Lund University. This Ceremony has been held since the late 1600s, taking place at the end of May/early June each year. In this event, the university’s eight faculties come together to bestow the highest honour for those who have completed a doctoral degree.
How to make solar energy more efficient
The energy sector is one of the sectors that need to undergo both rapid and far-reaching transformation to limit the effects of climate change. What is the significance of basic research, which investigates new theories and new approaches, in driving development?
Lund researchers awarded prestigious ERC grants
Two researchers at Lund University in Sweden have been awarded almost EUR 5 million in total from the European Research Council. One of the research projects focuses on the early growth of diatoms in the ocean 250 million years ago, and the subsequent global effects of the algae growth. The other grant will go towards research on the automatic control necessary to create fossil-free cities.
Students whip up crispy crackers from waste product
The whisked liquid left over when boiling beans and chickpeas – aquafaba – can replace egg whites in providing the right consistency for mayonnaise, cakes and desserts. It has therefore become a popular alternative among vegans, but within the food industry it is rare to find aquafaba as an ingredient. Now, a group of Masters’ degree students in Food Technology at Lund University in Sweden have developed a product that potentially could be sold in supermarkets.