Research features

Calling Princess Leia: How the out-of-this-galaxy Star Wars hologram just became a step closer to reality

13 November 2019

Academics have come the closest yet to recreating one of the most iconic of Star Wars technology; holograms that can be seen,heard and felt.


On the trail of Annie Brassey

11 October 2019

Sussex researcher explores the vast archives of a celebrated 19th century female photographer, traveller and writer.


What is consciousness? New Impacted podcast tackles the big questions with University of Sussex researchers

31 May 2019

Neuroscientist Anil Seth is the first guest on a new series of podcasts spotlighting the work of outstanding University of Sussex researchers.


Baby blues...and greens, reds and yellows

15 February 2019

By the time we are four months old we can distinguish between colours – even before we have the language to describe them. Recent...


The warm glow of kindness

15 February 2019

Sussex researchers have identified what happens inside our brains when we act altruistically.


Lest we forget

7 November 2018

First World War centenary commemorations culminate on Remembrance Sunday, but for doctoral student Jenny Flood the reflections are far from over.


Happy foetuses, angry children

11 October 2018

Forgotten Surrealists Grace Pailthorpe and Reuben Mednikoff are back in the limelight, thanks to a new exhibition co-curated by Dr Hope Wolf.


On the nose

20 September 2018

How Sussex researchers are using technology to exploit the mysterious “poet” of the senses


Sussex teams inspire local school children with astronomical day

14 September 2018

Scientists, students and trainee teachers helped 750 schoolchildren learn about the wonders of space and technology.


Grassland project to create a living lab on campus

4 July 2018

A project to restore an areas of chalky grassland on campus will help rare plants and creatures to thrive.


NASA to test Sussex physicist’s atomic bubble trap theory in space

19 June 2018

Professor Barry Garraway's 18-year-old theory about cooled atoms will be put to the test on the International Space Station.


Physicists explore a safe alternative to x-ray security scanners

9 April 2018

Sussex researchers are at the forefront of harnessing the magical properties of terahertz radiation.


The power of citizen science

16 January 2018

Sussex academics describe how collaborating with research volunteers can benefit everyone.


It is "sheer fantasy" to think AI will ever match an intelligent human

15 January 2018

Professor Maggie Boden, one of the most eminent experts in artificial intelligence, reflects on her 50 years of puzzling the mind-brain problem.


What makes a heartthrob? It's not what men think

14 February 2017

Historian Professor Carol Dyhouse's new book shows how economics, technology and politics have helped to shape women's desire.


Law lecturer empowers young people to tackle corruption and promote sustainability

3 January 2017

The way to tackle corruption at the top, says Dr Dimitris Ziouvas, is to start at the bottom.