Bouncing, Floating, and Jetting

Oil jets from citrus fruits, balls that bounce on water, and self-propelled levitating plates – step inside some of the latest fluid dynamics research!…


A definition of free sugars for the UK

As a nation, we are eating too much sugar. Consuming too many foods and drinks high in sugar can lead to weight gain and related health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.


How partial differential equations can unravel information in data

The advance of data science and the solution of big data questions rely heavily on fundamental mathematical techniques. We are surrounded by technology that collects, transmits and manipulates data on an immense scale; the key is the application and development of advanced mathematics for the efficient gathering and manipulation of ‘data’–values of qualitative or quantitative variables–and efficient extraction of ‘information’–the content and meaning present in data.…


Mutual Tolerance, Vivid Intellectual Intercourse, and Accountable Decision Making: The Mission of the Central European University

Part 3 from the introduction to the virtual special issue from Contemporary European History. We are accustomed to viewing 1989 as the end of state socialism.…


Common Beginnings with a Common Purpose: Contemporary European History and the Central European University

Part 2 from the introduction to the virtual special issue from Contemporary European History. In 1989 it seemed clear that glasnost in the Soviet Union had set in train unknown but certainly far-reaching changes in the Soviet Union and East Central Europe.…


Call For Africa Bibliography Introductory Papers

Articles of 5,000-8,000 words on topics relating to research, libraries, archives and publishing in and on Africa, and in African studies, are invited.…


Charles Clark Memorial Lecture 2018

This year’s Charles Clark Memorial Lecture was, as usual, presented at the London Book Fair, but for the first time on the first day of the fair.  The keynote speaker was Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market.  Mr Ansip is Estonian; the book fair’s guest countries this year were Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.…


CUP promotes Author-Centricity at the London Book Fair

The London Book Fair 2018, held at Olympia on 10th – 12th April, seemed a little less well-attended than usual, perhaps because it clashed with the UKSG Conference that took place at the same time in Glasgow.  For Cambridge University Press, however, it was a very busy and successful event: each day the large Cambridge stand was packed with visitors either attending pre-arranged appointments or just dropping in.…


We think we’re the first advanced earthlings—but how do we really know?

Imagine if, many millions of years ago, dinosaurs drove cars through cities of mile-high buildings. A preposterous idea, right? Over the course of tens of millions of years, however, all of the direct evidence of a civilization—its artifacts and remains—gets ground to dust. How do we really know, then, that there weren’t previous industrial civilizations on Earth that rose and fell long before human beings appeared? It’s a compelling thought experiment, and one that Adam Frank, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester, and Gavin Schmidt, the director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, take up in a paper published in the International Journal of Astrobiology.


Central European history and the opening up of Europe

Introducing a new virtual special issue from Contemporary European History. Since its creation in 1992 the journal Contemporary European History has actively sought to bridge Cold War divides and to bring the histories of Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Europe into the same frame of analysis.…


Central European History at Fifty (1968–2018): Special Commemorative Issue

This blog post is taken from the ‘Letter from the Editor’ to the special edition of Central European History published to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Journal.    This special issue celebrating CEH’s fiftieth anniversary is divided into three parts that, together, offer wide-ranging reflections on the past, present, and future of both the journal and the historiography of German-speaking Central Europe as a whole.…


Under the microscope: SemStat Elements

A few months ago, Cambridge University Press launched a new set of succinct, yet information-rich products known as SemStat Elements, edited by Ernst Wit, Chair of Statistics and Probability at the University of Groningen.…