Current Research

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 the research being done at the moment.

News stories

The RoboK team pose in front of King’s College Chapel. L-R, Chao Gao (KC2013), Hao Zheng (KC2016) and Liangchuan Gu (Robinson, 2012)

Tech and Transport Ideas win King’s Entrepreneurship Prizes

King’s announces the winners of the Entrepreneurship Prize 2017, where two teams have won funding for their exciting business ideas

7 July 2017

Professor Oliver Hart wins economics Nobel Prize

Professor Oliver Hart, a former undergraduate at King’s College (1966), and a former Fellow of Churchill College, has been jointly awarded the 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences, along with Bengt Holmström of MIT for their work in the field of contracts.

10 October 2016

Cover of Moth

Book launch for Matthew Gandy's Moth

Prof Matthew Gandy writes a new book, Moth, as part of the Reaktion Animal series.

1 June 2016

Photo of Dr Banu Turnaoglu

King's graduate wins dissertation prize

King's graduate, Dr Banu Turnaoğlu, was awarded the Sir Ernest Barker Prize for Best Dissertation in Political Theory.

13 May 2016

Photo of Moffett and Colucci

King's Fellows receive prestigious Investigator Award

Prof Ashley Moffett and Dr Francesco Colucci jointly receive an Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust.

21 April 2016

Feature articles

Bill Burgwinkle

Troubadours, medieval erotica and the myth of a national language

Prof Bill Burgwinkle is looking at how the culture of the Middle Ages has influenced the modern world.

September 2014

Mark Ainslie

Saving space and energy with superconductors

Mark Ainslie is studying how superconductor material can be used in electric motors to make them smaller and more powerful.

June 2014

Hanna Weibye

The roots of German identity

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.

March 2014

Bert Vaux

Discovering dialects of world English

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.

February 2014

Francesco Colucci

Investigating natural killers

Francesco Colucci is looking at how Natural Killer (NK) cells can help treat cancer and prevent complications in pregnancy.

February 2014

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