Recent Publications

Science Scotland 17 - Computational Science & Engineering

The revolution wrought by computers hasn’t been and gone – it’s only just started. Our interactions with computers every day, from the railway station ticket machine to the smartphones in our pockets, have made us blasé about their role at the centre of our society and economy. But new generations of computers are opening up the secrets of the Universe, at the same time as offering increasing productivity in business.

This issue of Science Scotland highlights the diversity and quality of computational work going on in Scotland. The different projects are not isolated from each other: the same computer facilities can be accessed from offices or living rooms in different cities, so projects can be run effectively even though the participants are geographically spread. This is a truly connected and joint endeavour.

Download the issue here or visit the Science Scotland website to view this and all previous issues.

Developing Scotland-China relations
NSFC-RSE-CAS: New Paradigms for Future Collaboration in Science and Innovation


This paper reports on a recent visit by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) to China that explored opportunities for strengthening Scotland–China research collaboration and the commercialisation of research.



RSE Newsletter - ReSourcE - Spring 2015 Issue 46

Highlights in the Spring 2015 (no. 46) edition include: announcement of new Fellows in 2015; visit by NASA Chief Scientist, Dr Ellen Stofan in February; case studies from three Lessells Research Awardees and a Scottish Enterprise Fellow;  comments from the Policy and Advice Unit on the Scottish Government proposals for a Higher Education Governance Bill and concerns about Europe's commitment to science; and details of awards currently available and past and future RSE events.


Annual Review 2014 - Inspiration, Engagement, Expertise

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In recent years, the work of the Royal Society of Edinburgh has expanded and diversified, and over the last 12 months that work has gathered pace. We group our activities under three main headings: Inspiration, Engagement and Expertise and within the pages that follow, a number of the main accomplishments from the past year are highlighted.

At the time of writing, the historic Referendum on Scottish independence is soon to take place and the RSE has tried to play its part by seeking to enlighten the debate. From the start it was clear to me that the Society’s contribution must be built upon the authority and impartiality that comes from its position as Scotland’s National Academy. It was not, and is not, our place to express a view on the outcome of the Referendum. Rather, drawing from our origins in the Scottish Enlightenment, we have a responsibility to improve the content of the discussion, and to elevate the quality of the discourse. In partnership with the British Academy, we organised a series of events that covered every aspect of the constitutional debate. At the end of the series, we published a book to bring everything together. Free copies were offered to all who asked for them. Within two weeks of publication, we had to order a second print run which was also quickly exhausted.

The Trustees Report & Accounts are also available to view online.




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