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Highlights from 2022

Black hole at the center of a spiral galaxy

“Wobbling black hole” most extreme example ever detected

Gravitational waves identify what could be a rare one-in-1000 event

Chickens for life not just for dinner

Animals now mass reared for meat and eggs were initially regarded as exotica and had special roles

 Dr Martin Scurr, Prof Andrew Godkin, Dr James Hindley, Cardiff University / ImmunoServ Ltd.

Finger-prick blood test identifies immunity to COVID-19

Measuring T cells shows risk of reinfection

Highlights from 2021

Pioneering dementia scanner set to be rolled out across Wales

Move follows successful pilot by Cardiff University and Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Billie-Jo Redman

Long Covid places ‘huge burden’ on survivors’ families, new research suggests

Call for ‘support system’ for families whose lives are ‘severely affected’ by Covid-19

Scientists may have solved an important part of the mystery of ultra-rare blood clots linked to adenovirus COVID-19 vaccines

Cardiff and US researchers discover potential mechanism behind extremely rare clotting disorder

Highlights from 2020

Stock image of people holding hands

New study highlights ‘exceptional challenges’ of bereavement during COVID-19 pandemic

UK-wide survey of bereaved people carried out by Cardiff and Bristol universities

Stock image of person looking out of the window

New survey reveals toll of COVID-19 on mental health in Wales

Joint research by Cardiff and Swansea Universities suggests large decrease in mental wellbeing from pre-pandemic-levels

Highlights from 2019

Inside a modern prison

Wales imprisonment rate highest in Western Europe

New Justice Report issued by the Wales Governance Centre

River Wye

Pollution control of rivers can reduce impact of climate warming

Efforts to improve water quality of rivers could off-set the impact of climate change on river invertebrates

Fossil forest in a sandstone quarry in Cairo, New York

Scientists uncover world’s oldest forest

Fossils of trees dating back 386 million years found on the bottom of a New York quarry

Highlights from 2018

Greenland meteorite

Giant meteorite crater found beneath Greenland’s ice sheet

Scientists uncover 31 km-wide meteorite impact crater hidden deep beneath the Hiawatha Glacier

River Taff

Plastics found in fifty percent of freshwater insects

New research shows that microplastics are being overlooked in river ecosystems where they contaminate insects and pose risk to other wildlife

Highlights from 2017

Coffee cup and coffee beans

Curbing coffee cup usage

Research by Bewley’s and Cardiff University identifies measures that can help encourage the use of re-usable cups by coffee drinkers.

Exterior of Hadyn Ellis building

£13m dementia research centre

Cardiff University chosen as centre for UK’s biggest dementia research initiative

Image of Head of the clinic performing eye test on patient

Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Cardiff University’s Down’s Syndrome Vision Research Unit

Transforming eye care and learning potential for children with Down’s syndrome

Highlights from 2016

The Queen arrives at CUBRIC

The Queen opens Brain Research Imaging Centre

Royal party given tour of £44m facility that is unique in Europe

Gravitational waves

Space-time ripples detected for the very first time

University scientists open a new window into the Universe as gravitational waves are detected for the first time

Graham Hutchings receiving Regius Professorship

Cardiff University first Welsh university to receive Regius Professorship

Cardiff University’s School of Chemistry has been presented with a Royal Warrant signed by Her Majesty the Queen, officially conferring the title of Regius Professor of Chemistry

Highlights from 2015

Graham Hutchings

Cardiff partners Max Planck Society to form world-leading catalysis alliance

Cardiff University is to join forces with Germany’s top research body to develop globally important catalysis

Dame Professor Teresa Rees

New Year Honours

Cardiff community recognised with accolades


Innovative approach to help country decide on energy needs

University’s work benefits one of world’s most densely populated countries