The research groups of the Thomas Young Centre frequently publish important advances that are of interest to a wide multi-disciplinary audience. The items on our "Science Highlights" pages are short summaries of some of these advances, usually based on publications in high-impact journals.

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TYC Researchers investigate C–H bond activation as the first step towards the synthesis of fuels and fine chemicals.

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Researchers from the Thomas Young Centre and the Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universität München, in Germany have made important findings in multi-heme proteins by combining state-of-the-art quantum mechanics and and molecular dynamics calculations.

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Behaviour of electrons underextreme conditions described for the first time 

Researchers have modelled the actions of electrons under extreme temperatures and densities, such as found within planets and stars.


A collaboration between Professor Aron Walsh (Imperial College London) and Professor Alex Zunger (University of Colorado Boulder) has been published in Nature Materials this week.


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