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Happy birthday!

Our website came into being on 2 February 1996, so this week it is 10 years old!

It has been through several changes of hardware, the pages certainly look different and the number of people looking at those pages from all over the world has greatly increased. In the first month of its life, February 1996, there were 5026 requests for pages. In October 2005, there were 212371 requests. That's a 42 fold increase.

screen shot of our  webserver as it was once

The picture shows how the main home page looked in 2000 and the WayBack Machine will show you other examples of how it used to be

The WWW concept was invented in 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee while he was working at CERN (Geneva), the European centre for High Energy Physics. By the end of 1992 there were only 50 web sites in the World and a year later the number was still no more than 150. The main University web site appeared in June 1994.

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Alumnus Professor McKinley elected Royal Society Fellow

Apr 23, 2019

Alumnus Professor Gareth McKinley among the 51 distinguished scientists elected as new Royal Society Fellows for his exceptional contribution to science.

Dr Vassiliadis celebrates the contributions of Roger W.H. Sargent at memorial event

Apr 17, 2019

Dr Vassiliadis contributed a talk on optimal control in chemical engineering at a memorial event for Roger W.H. Sargent, founder of process systems engineering.

A chemical garden that’s also a chemical clock

Apr 12, 2019

Research from our Cardoso lab and their colleagues in Spain, published in Angewandte Chemie, combines two classic demos in one beautiful example of active fluid dynamics.

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