Durham scientist awarded prestigious physics prize

Professor Carlos Frenk, of the Institute of Computational Cosmology in the Department of Physics, has this week been awarded the prestigious Paul Dirac Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics. Paul Dirac is widely recognised as one of the most significant physicists of the last century; notable contributions of his include the formulation of […]

The Weird and Wonderful Names of Scientific Discoveries

How do scientists name their discoveries? Editor Elisabeth Aiton looks at wordplay done right, and gone wrong – touching on Mini frogs, quarks and mutant fruit flies.