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Posted: November 30, 2008
University of Cambridge launches online research magazine
(Nanowerk News) A magazine that showcases the latest research, discoveries and innovations from the University of Cambridge has now been launched online.
Research Horizons magazine aims to inform the wider world about Cambridge's research accomplishments: through exploring the latest discoveries and innovations, profiling how sponsors support research at Cambridge, previewing the latest book releases and the research that inspired them, and meeting the academics face-to-face through interviews.
Now the magazine can reach an even greater audience with the recent launch of an online version. 'We are delighted to announce this new development,' said Dr Louise Walsh, Editor of Research Horizons. 'With a fully searchable archive of material that incorporates links between articles and external resources, the aim is to provide a rapid and comprehensive means of accessing research across the University.'
Over the past two years Research Horizons has covered a great diversity of topics. In the latest issue alone, readers can learn about endangered dialects, the coupling of nanoscience to photonics, virtual violins, next-generation medical implants and terrorist networks.
Research Horizons is published by the University's Research Services Division (RSD). Martin Reavley, Director of RSD, said: 'We view showcasing the excellence of the University's research capabilities to an external audience as an important component of our activities in RSD. It's a natural extension of our role in helping academics to find, secure and manage research funding and form partnerships with industry.' Research Horizons complements the flagship 'Horizon' seminar series also organised by RSD.
Professor Ian Leslie, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Research, commented: 'The University recognises how important it is to provide an accessible and lively means of promoting the breadth and depth of its research to our many sponsors, industry, government, other academics and the general public. By launching the magazine online we can bring the latest research to a global audience and provide a resource for those interested in discovering what cutting-edge research at Cambridge has to offer.'