As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, Theo Papaioannou, Professor of Politics, Innovation and Development, delivered his inaugural lecture to explore the idea of social justice in innovation.
An OU academic has received funding to explore the effects of music on the soundscapes of courts and cities across Europe and the people who worked and lived in these different environments at the turn of the 16th century.
OU space science expertise is being used to detect counterfeit whiskies posing as Scotch Whisky. Led by Dr Geraint Morgan, from the OU’s School of Physical Sciences, the project is part of the national SPRINT programme, which allows the Scotch Whisky Research Institute access to funded expertise and technology in the Space Instrumentation Discipline at the OU.
An OU researcher has created a bespoke industrial microwave to melt simulants of 50-year-old soil from the Moon to see if the microwave heating method is possible to fabricate building components on the Moon.
OU researchers will highlight migration, citizenship and participation in the context of climate change and the experience of refugees at the Who arewe? project symposium at the Tate Modern on from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May.