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Graphene Knitwear

Louise Hogg, a member of the School of Chemistry and a keen knitter, has created a knitting pattern for a Graphene sheet. We plan to bring together knitters from across the region to knit a huge graphene sheet!

The knitting pattern for a sample of (knitted) graphene is below. We can't promise it has the same exciting properties as real graphene, but as Louise discovered it makes an excellent jumper to keep you warm in our Scottish summer!

Edinburgh's Greatest: Joseph Black

The Edinburgh Evening News has highlighted Joseph Black as one of Edinburgh's greatest figures.

The article describes the contributions made by Joseph Black both through his own research and the inspiration he provided to others.

In the 1790s the average number of students attending Black's lectures was over 200 and during his tenure of the Chair he must have taught chemistry to about 5,000 students and thus was uniquely influential in Britain in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

Sir William Darling Memorial Prize

Sarah Thomas has been awarded this year's Sir William Darling Memorial Prize.

This is awarded to a student at the University of Edinburgh who by example, scholarship or pre-eminence in sport has done most to advance or enhance the reputation of the University.

The prize was awarded for Sarah's work in engaging the local community with real research taking place in the School of Chemistry.

The prize will be awarded at the Freshers Welcoming ceremony on 12th September at the McEwan Hall.

Doors Open Day

The varied set of events run from 10am to 4pm. Saturday will be your first chance to enjoy our Chemistry Trail - a walk around the centre of Edinburgh highlighting some of the exciting chemistry discoveries which took place here. So pick up a map and enjoy discovering the chemistry sights in Edinburgh!