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Discovery is the University of Dundee's online collection of published research material. Search online for articles, books, conference papers, research theses and other material - many of which are openly available as full text. It is easy to find new research material, and easy to deposit your own work to make it more widely available.

Discovery is a valuable source of research material for students, researchers and the public.

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  • ‘Good Vibrations?’ – Café Science Extra on 11th March


    Ways of potentially overcoming the problems associated with high-speed rail travel will be explored at a Café Science Extra event in Dundee next week. Dr Xueyu Geng will deliver a talk, entitled ‘Good Vibrations? – Engineering Safer and Quicker Railways & Roads’ at Dundee Science Centre at 6pm on Wednesday, 11th March....
  • Comics enthusiasts show ‘The Spirit of Scotland’


    The most famous characters in Scottish comics are to appear together in the ‘Spirit of Scotland’ strip –assembled in only one day at the University of Dundee. Comic creators from across the industry will join with fans to create the special strip, which will be put together on Saturday, 7th March at ‘Comics, So What?’,...

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University Research Staff can login here to view and manage their research profile and deposit research outputs. If you have any queries, please contact the Pure Helpdesk.

Research Students can login here
to deposit their research thesis.

From September 2009 onwards an electronic copy of all University of Dundee research theses must be deposited by the author in Discovery, the University's repository.

Benefits for you:

  • a global audience has access to your thesis
  • increased impact and citation of your work
  • your thesis has a persistent URL on a reliable, academic website
  • your thesis is visible in Google and other search services

Read more about submitting your Thesis

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Sonic Screwdriver Tightens up Fundamental Physics

When the scriptwriters for Doctor Who imagined a futuristic device, they came up with the Sonic Screwdriver. Now a team of physicists at the University of Dundee have taken equipment designed for MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery and demonstrated a real Sonic Screwdriver - lifting and spinning a free-floating 10 cm diameter rubber disk with an ultrasound beam.

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