There are over 100 Fellows at King's. They carry out a huge variety of research, from investigating the origin of the Universe to uncovering the classical world. The following articles and media give a taste of some of the research being done at the moment.
Mark Ainslie is studying how superconductor material can be used in electric motors to make them smaller and more powerful.
Hanna Weibye is looking at how German nationalism evolved in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and the relationship between physical culture and national identity.
Linguist Bert Vaux talks about the survey of English dialects that he devised, which was featured in The New York Times and went viral across the web.
Francesco Colucci is looking at how Natural Killer (NK) cells can help treat cancer and prevent complications in pregnancy.
Suchitra Sebastian explains how work such as hers developing new superconductors will bring a revolution more dramatic than the Industrial Revolution.
Understanding South Asia's Democratic Cultures
The project team, including researchers from UK, Europe, India, and the US, is trying to answer one simple but urgent question: why are more and more citizens of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh electing more and more politicians with longer and longer criminal histories?
To this effect, nearly two dozen researchers are conducting in-depth ethnographic studies of how South Asia's residents conceive of and practice democracy.
What do 'ordinary people' expect from politicians? What do politicians do to secure political loyalties? Why do they appeal to increasingly coercive means, or at least appear to do so? And what does this tell us about what democracy is - and is not - in South Asia as much as elsewhere in the world?
King's partners include University College London, Oxford, Centre for the Study of Developing Society in Delhi, and the University of Oslo.