Major grant success: A grant from the EPSRC has been awarded to Dr Martin Paterson in collaboration with Dr Vas Stavros (Warwick). The Heriot-Watt share is £70k. The grant is for 3 years, "Towards Excited State Dynamics in Nucleosides", and is a joint experimental/theoretical study involving ultrafast laser spectroscopy and non-adiabatic quantum chemistry, to study the photostability mechanisms in the building blocks of life.