Turning scientific data into captivating images

Veteran scientific visualization expert Jyrki Hokkanen takes on any challenge thrown at him by scientists in need of imagery - even illustrating particle physics in four dimensions. Finnish researchers from all areas come to him, whether it is physics, climate science, biochemistry, or geology.

What is the time – really?

Both in science and in society in general there is a rising demand for time accuracy. Extreme accuracy that is, and that involves sophisticated time measuring devices like hydrogen masers and caesium fountains. In the CLONETS projects r&e networks collaborate to deliver high performance clock services.

Enabling global working at a global university

When Heriot-Watt needed a better connection at its campus in Malaysia, Jisc brokered a deal with local providers to achieve it – helping fulfil its vision of a ‘global university’

The rainmaker – seeding particles in clouds

Not many people could be described as a rainmaker quite as literally as Hannele Korhonen. Korhonen, a research professor at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, is heading a project that aims to improve artificial rainmaking in the United Arab Emirates. The project named OASIS (Optimization of Aerosol Seeding In rain enhancement Strategies) is financed by a grant... View Article

eduVPN – securing your privacy when you are out and about

Free Wi-Fi is a luxury we have come to expect at cafes, airports, on commuter trains or in the hotel we are staying at. But are you actually aware of how vulnerable you are when you are using a public Wi-Fi hotspot?

Ensuring scientists and researchers get their data where it needs to be

Researchers at La Trobe University, Australia, collaborate with colleagues conducting fieldwork at archeological sites across Africa. FileSender, a solution enabling these researchers and thousands of others worldwide to transfer large datasets from the field to the lab, is now benefiting from a new home for sustainable R+E software development.

How Jisc’s connections to China improve student experience

Students at Queen Mary University of London’s partner universities in China need seamless access to UK-hosted course materials – whether on campus or off. Here’s how Jisc helped improve their digital experience, by working with networks and providers behind the scenes.

Swedish medical research goes East

Research & Education networks go where their customers go. So, while research and education grows increasingly global, networks do the same. One recent example is the prestigious Swedish Karolinska Institute’s opening of its first hub outside Sweden, the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine in Hong Kong.

Thai researchers participate in Large Hadron Collider experiments

Students and researchers work with their peers in the international scientific community, increasing technology transfer and building capacity, while stimulating greater public interest in related fields, such as proton therapy cancer treatment.

China link boosts global recruitment

How Jisc helped improve the point-to-point link between the University of Hull and its China office – contributing to a rise in student recruitment

Chasing gravitational waves with the network

The observation in August 2017, for the first time ever, of the merging of two neutron stars was the result of an important collaboration between the American and Italian interferometers LIGO and VIRGO. This discovery initiates the era of "multimessenger astrophysics," which promises to reveal exciting new insights about the Cosmos.

Make your own kind of music with R&E networks

The net:art project is harnessing the power of audio-visual transmission technologies for the performing arts. This is about enabling artists to interact with one another and their audiences, despite the distances that separate them.