Lancaster shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards 2019


5 September 2019 12:20
THE awards

Lancaster University has been shortlisted for the STEM Research Project of the Year in The Times Higher Education Awards 2019, based on research carried out in IsoLab.

Physicists Rob Young, Sam Jarvis, Ben Robinson, Alex Robson, Michael Thompson and Ramon Bernardo Gavito have developed the world’s first practical Quantum Random Number Generator, creating unbreakable encryption for smart devices.

Three significant engagement events have brought this research before a global audience including the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2018, New Scientist Live in London and the Forum international de la Cybersécurité.

This success has led to a repeat invitation to return to the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019 for an unprecedented third year running. 

The winners will be announced at the THE Awards ceremony in London on November 28.