1.10 Summary and questions
The ‘Big Bang’ is said to be the origin of our Universe. This unit will help you to comprehend what happened in the moments immediately after the Big Bang and during the initial cooling period. You will also gain an understanding of how this event turned in to the Universe we live in today.
(R&DA 1) Creative Teachers for Creative Learners
This research and development award aimed to support the development of primary trainees teachers’ understanding of – and teaching for - children’s creativity by producing an interactive bank of teaching and learning materials set within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It was found that, at the beginning of their programme, primary teacher trainees had a narrow, arts-based view of creativity. This could be challenged by focussed observation of classroom practice using a framework ada
1.2 Skimming to get an overview
Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.
Understanding the South, understanding modern America: the American south in regional, national, and
This website, from the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, at the University of Manchester, presents free online access to details of a conference held at Manchester in May 2008 on 'Understanding the South, Understanding Modern America: The American South in Regional, National, and Global Perspectives'. The website presents information about the conference's programme and some background details. Of more significance, however, is the information presented on each speaker and paper presente
Institute for the study of nomadic civilizations
The Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations is a scholarly and scientific Mongolian organisation which works with UNESCO, the Dept. of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia, and the Chinese authorities, among others. At June 2009 the Institute has been established for ten years, and it organises projects, expeditions, conferences, summer schools, and issues publications to do with Mongolian life, culture and history. The website has details of all these, along with full details of
Materialising Exile : material culture and the embodied experience of Karenni refugee-ness
This very short PDF document describes the background to the AHRC funded project “Materialising Exile: Material Culture and the Embodied Experience of Karenni Refugee-ness”. The project intends to explore material culture in its broadest sense (including landscape and the body) in a Karenni refugee camp on the Burmese-Thai border and develop an understanding of the way refugees see and represent themselves.
WorldWideScience : the global science gateway
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway which aims to accelerate "scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals". Users can search the entire portal or restrict their search to specific information sources. WorldWideScience.org is maintained by the US Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information as the operating agent for the WorldWideScience Allia
Society for Science and the Public
The Society for Science and the Public is an US-based, non-profit membership organisation founded in 1921 (as Science Service) which aims to "promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate and inspire". The Society's website provides details of its work including the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the Intel Science Talent Search (STS), fellowship and middle school programmes, and the full text o
Convex optimization II : EE364B : Linear systems and optimization
This lecture course on convex optimisation is made available as part of Stanford Engineering Everywhere, an initiative from Stanford University licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States licence. The course covers: subgradient, cutting-plane and ellipsoid methods; decentralized convex optimisation via primal and dual decomposition; alternating projections; exploiting problem structure in implementation; convex relaxations of hard problems and global optimisation via branch a
Global assessment of nuclear data requirements : the GANDR project
This website provides the full text of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report into the feasibility of creating a tool for the Global Assessment of Nuclear Data Requirements (GANDR) based on sensitivity and uncertainty analysis together with the software for a prototype of the GANDR system. The report is available as a series of Word files.
This is a page by David Waite that explains relativity theory at an advanced level. It is focused on special relativity. It warns that the reader must have a good understanding of algebra and calculus. It provides a link to a general relativity page from the same author.
Food Drink Future Innovation Forum 2009
Organised by BME Global, to be held at United Kingdom from 2009-05-20 to 2009-05-21
Responsibility--Climate Change as Challenge for Intercultural Inquiry into Values
Organised by Global Dialogue, to be held at Aarhus University Aarhus Denmark from 2009-11-03 to 2009-11-06
The Single Market Review : is the Single Market a good deal for British business
Organised by The Federal Trust and Global Policy Institute, to be held at London United Kingdom from 2009-05-08 to 2009-05-08
Lifestyle or global business? A major decision faced in any entrepreneurial career
Following his Enterprise Tuesday seminar on 4 November 2008, Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer and Visiting Entrepreneur at the School's Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, talks about the implications of going global with an idea.
Green business and green values: the CIBAM Global Business Symposium
Corporations and governments are having to face up to the new challenges of how to operate in a global business environment where the financial sector is broken and needs fixing, and protecting the environment is a major concern for all. "Sustainable competitiveness" is the new catch phrase as business leaders and government's embrace a different language. Phrases like "business ethics", "environmental protection" and "wealth distribution" are being talked about in board rooms and cabinets aroun
Gender ethnicity and entrepreneurship
Why are the majority of entrepreneurs white males, what are the underlying mechanisms, just how important is legislation in tackling discrimination and what will be the impact of global recession on migrant women workers? Visiting Professor Edwina Pio explains.
'Value for money' makes the world go round
Professor Peter Williamson believes that in 2009, for the first time, it will be the emerging economies who will be providing 100% of the world's economic growth. Their ability, in particular China's, to successfully unlock access to mass markets by providing affordable 'value for money' new technology, is a key driver of their growth. This cost innovation model, he explains, can offer the West invaluable lessons on how to survive the current global economic downturn.
Oiling the wheels of productivity
The performance and efficiency of the world's national oil companies - i.e. those still wholly under government ownership - could be increased very dramatically by privatising them, new research finds. The results of such performance improvements would be staggering, explains Dr Michael Pollitt, and could see global oil and gas production in the first year alone increase by 2.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day - which is more than all of France's current oil and gas consumption.
The winning edge for professional service firms
Rob Lees, co-author of When Professionals Have to Lead and a member of the School's "Programme for Excellence" faculty, describes the background to the launch of two new open programmes, The Law Firm Partner and The Professional Service Firm Partner. He highlights the programmes' distinguishing features, in particular their unique blend of academic and practically based sessions which provide partners not only with an in-depth understanding of the concepts of PSF management and the partner role,