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Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
26.05.2017
Construction begins on the world’s first super telescope
Scientists are a step closer to understanding the inner-workings of the universe following the laying of the first stone, and construction starting on the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
28.04.2017
Physicists allow people to explore cosmology with taste
Physicists allow people to explore cosmology with taste
Struggle with the Big Bang theory or dark matter? Now you can explore cosmic concepts with your mouth, thanks to physicists and gastronomic chefs.
Computer Science/Telecom - Astronomy
27.04.2017
Supercomputing Wales
Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, ‘Supercomputing Wales' will enable the country to compete globally for research and innovation that requires state-of-the-art computing facilities to simulate and solve complex scientific problems.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
27.04.2017
Oxford reflects fondly on Cassini as the end draws near
A spacecraft that scientists from the University of Oxford played a key role in building, has come closer to the planet of Saturn than ever before.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
26.04.2017
Opinion: We need to break science out of its ivory tower - here's one way to do this
Opinion: We need to break science out of its ivory tower - here’s one way to do this
Science doesn't work the same for everyone everywhere - there are huge disparities in access to scientific hardware, and in gender and minority representation in labs.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Astronomy
24.04.2017
Clouds' response to pollution clarified with new climate analysis
Clouds’ response to pollution clarified with new climate analysis
How the properties of clouds change in response to local pollution - mainly from coal burning and ship engines - has been more accurately determined. This finding, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , could help scientists to better model what future global temperatures will be with increased greenhouse gas concentrations.
Astronomy
22.04.2017
Cassini spacecraft begins its final dance with Saturn
The Cassini mission, which has been orbiting Saturn for 13 years, will go closer to the planet than ever this month in a daring series of dives.
Astronomy - Media
21.04.2017
QMUL academic makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People list
QMUL academic makes TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list
An academic from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named as one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.  Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé from QMUL's School of Physics and Astronomy was featured on the list's ‘pioneers' section, for leading a study that discovered an Earth-size planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, our closest neighbouring star.
Chemistry - Astronomy
20.04.2017
Researchers and artists create ‘chem-art’ exhibition at Herbert Art gallery
Researchers and artists from the University of Warwick have teamed up with film makers and musicians from Coventry to create a unique exhibition that will give visitors a glimpse into a rarely seen micro-world.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
03.04.2017
Opinion: Aliens, very strange universes and Brexit - Martin Rees
Opinion: Aliens, very strange universes and Brexit - Martin Rees
Martin Rees is Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, the Astronomer Royal, a member of Britain's House of Lords, and a former President of the Royal Society.
Astronomy - Event
30.03.2017
Queen Mary University of London wins Guardian Higher Education Award
Queen Mary University of London wins Guardian Higher Education Award
The discovery of an earth-sized planet that may be the closest possible home for life outside the Solar System has won the Research Impact category at the Guardian Higher Education Awards 2017 .
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
29.03.2017
Imperial instrument ready to study the Sun
Imperial instrument ready to study the Sun
Imperial's contribution to the Solar Orbiter mission, which will go closer to the Sun than anything so far, is ready to fly after extensive testing.
Literature/Linguistics - Astronomy
23.03.2017
More than 20 new portraits commissioned to reflect Oxford University’s diversity
Oxford University has announced the full list of sitters and artists taking part in its Diversifying Portraiture initiative, which aims to broaden the range of people represented around the University.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Astronomy
20.03.2017
Asa Briggs Visiting Fellows for 2017 announced
Asa Briggs Visiting Fellows for 2017 announced
Asa Briggs Visiting Fellows for 2017 announced Seven Asa Briggs Visiting Fellowship awards have been made to a prestigious group of international academics and Sussex faculty.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.03.2017
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
15.03.2017
Distant galaxies are dominated by gas and stars - where is the Dark Matter?
Distant galaxies are dominated by gas and stars - where is the Dark Matter?
New observations of galaxies forming 10 billion years ago show they are dominated by ‘normal' matter, with so-called ‘dark matter' present in much smaller quantities than expected. By mapping the orbital speed of gas around the centre of six galaxies University of Bath researchers, working with an international group of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics , found that the orbital speed drops with distance out from the centre - unexpected evidence that dark matter is only present in small quantities.
Astronomy
14.03.2017
Role of the cosmic web across cosmic time
Role of the cosmic web across cosmic time
Astronomers have sampled 40,000 distant galaxies to better understand how galaxies like our own Milky Way have formed and evolved across cosmic time.
Astronomy
13.03.2017
Astronomy - Event
10.03.2017
Research shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017
Research shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017
A research paper by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) announcing the discovery of the nearest potentially habitable planet to the Solar System has been shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
08.03.2017
Iconic research centre confirms Durham's international position in space science
Iconic research centre confirms Durham’s international position in space science
Iconic research centre confirms Durham's international position in space science (8 March 2017) Durham University has reaffirmed its position as a world leading centre of research in astronomy and cosmology with the opening of the new £11.5m Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
01.03.2017
Spectacular light show celebrates new Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics
Spectacular light show celebrates new Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics
Spectacular light show celebrates new Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics (1 March 2017) Stunning images of the cosmos will be projected on to one of Durham City's newest landmarks to celebrate its official opening next week (9,10,11 March).
Astronomy
22.02.2017
Newly discovered planets could have water on their surfaces
An international team of astronomers has found a system of seven potentially habitable planets orbiting a star 39 light years away three of which could have water on their surfaces raising the possibility they could host life. Using ground and space telescopes, the team identified the planets as they passed in front of the ultracool dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1.
Astronomy
20.02.2017
‘Special time’ for eclipses
A spectacular partial eclipse in the southern hemisphere will be witnessed by a Welsh astronomy expert who is highlighting its importance to the public.
Astronomy - Life Sciences
20.02.2017
Mapping the family tree of stars
Mapping the family tree of stars
Astronomers are borrowing principles applied in biology and archaeology to build a family tree of the stars in the galaxy.
Event - Astronomy
09.02.2017
Lord Rees looks ahead to 2050 global challenges in IPR Public Lecture
Astronomer Royal and former President of the Royal Society, Lord Martin Rees , will use tonight's sell-out Institute for Policy Research (IPR) Public Lecture to set out a vision on why the worlds of science and public policy must better integrate when it comes to tackling future global challenges.
Astronomy - Chemistry
08.02.2017
A bridge of stars connects two dwarf galaxies
A bridge of stars connects two dwarf galaxies
The Magellanic Clouds, the two largest satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, appear to be connected by a bridge stretching across 43,000 light years, according to an international team of astronomers led by researchers from the University of Cambridge. The discovery is reported in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) and is based on the Galactic stellar census being conducted by the European Space Observatory, Gaia.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
24.01.2017
New project to boost Sat Nav positioning accuracy anywhere in world
A project exploiting Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to establish the blueprint for the world's most accurate real-time positioning service is to run at The University of Nottingham.
Astronomy
19.01.2017
So you're looking to run a Research in Schools project?
So you’re looking to run a Research in Schools project?
Dr Martin Archer from the School of Physics and Astronomy writes about his work taking the latest research into schools and how his findings can help science researchers and teachers interested in doing something similar.
Astronomy
19.01.2017
Space sounds inspire short film competition
Space sounds inspire short film competition
Filmmakers will have the chance to use real-life sound recorded from space in a new competition launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.01.2017
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
13.01.2017
Lancaster physicists share award from the Royal Astronomical Society
Lancaster physicists share award from the Royal Astronomical Society
The Royal Astronomical Society has awarded the 2017 Group Achievement Award for Geophysics to an international consortium including Lancaster University.
Astronomy - Computer Science/Telecom
06.01.2017
Space diary fires up primary school children's imagination
Space diary fires up primary school children’s imagination
Thousands of schoolchildren will have the chance to become space experts as they learn about British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake's historic space mission by taking part in a pioneering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) literacy project called Space Diary.
Astronomy
05.01.2017
Cosmic double whammy
Cosmic double whammy
An international team of astronomers including Lancaster's David Sobra l have discovered a cosmic one-two punch never seen before. Two of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe - a supermassive black hole and the collision of giant galaxy clusters - have combined to create a stupendous cosmic particle accelerator.
Astronomy - Event
04.01.2017
Explore galaxies far, far away at the University of Sussex
Explore galaxies far, far away at the University of Sussex
Explore galaxies far, far away at the University of Sussex Children and adults will be seeing stars during an evening of astronomical activities at the University of Sussex campus this month.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
19.12.2016
Astronomer one of top ten people who mattered in science in 2016
Astronomer one of top ten people who mattered in science in 2016
An astronomer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named as one of the top ten people who mattered in science in 2016 by the prestigious scientific publisher Nature .     Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé from QMUL's School of Physics and Astronomy led a team of scientists that discovered the earth-sized planet called Proxima b -   He said: ‘It is an honour to appear in such a list.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
19.12.2016
Largest digital survey of visible Universe released
Largest digital survey of visible Universe released
Cosmologists at Durham University have helped put together the world's largest digital survey of the visible Universe.
Astronomy - History/Archeology
15.12.2016
Kepler’s Trial: An Opera
An ambitious opera, telling the story of an infamous witch trial, was premiered in October. A film of Kepler's Trial the Opera is now available online.
Astronomy - History/Archeology
15.12.2016
Kepler’s Trial the Opera
An ambitious opera, telling the story of an infamous witch trial, was premiered in October. A film of Kepler's Trial the Opera is now available online.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
12.12.2016
Scientist uses NASA/US Geological Survey satellite to map movements of Greenland glaciers
Scientist uses NASA/US Geological Survey satellite to map movements of Greenland glaciers
Glaciers and ice sheets move in unique and sometimes surprising patterns, as evidenced by a new capability that uses satellite images to map the speed of flowing ice in Greenland, Antarctica and mountain ranges around the world.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
12.12.2016
Royal Medal for veteran gravitational wave physicist
A University of Glasgow physicist who worked for more than 50 years to find evidence of gravitational waves has received royal recognition for his work.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
25.11.2016
Theory that challenges Einstein's physics could soon be put to the test
Theory that challenges Einstein’s physics could soon be put to the test
Scientists behind a theory that the speed of light is variable - and not constant as Einstein suggested - have made a prediction that could be tested. Einstein observed that the speed of light remains the same in any situation, and this meant that space and time could be different in different situations.
Astronomy - Literature/Linguistics
22.11.2016
‘Chasing the Waves’: sharing the discovery of the century through theatre
University of Glasgow physicists and astronomers who helped make the discovery of the century – the detection of gravitational waves – are set to share their fascinating story through theatre, with performances of new show ‘Chasing the Waves' this December.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
21.11.2016
‘Tis the season to be emotional
The University of Warwick's Christmas lecture series will kick off next week. This year there will be six talks on science topics including gravitational waves in space, the science of emotions and the secret chemistry of home baking.
Astronomy
17.11.2016
Global science research partnerships praised
Global science research partnerships praised (17 November 2016) Durham University has been ranked in the top 25 in the world for its strong global research partnerships in a prestigious Nature Index.
Astronomy
09.11.2016
Podcast: How planets are born, Crime Scene Imperial and knocking out delirium
In this edition: Getting to the heart of planet formation, criminal investigations at the latest Fringe, and tackling post-operative delirium.
Astronomy - Event
01.11.2016
President’s Medals for University of Glasgow gravitational wave researchers
University of Glasgow physicists who played a key role in the historic first detection of gravitational waves have received a prestigious award for their achievements.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
28.10.2016
Orientale crater formed on the Moon billions of years ago
Orientale crater formed on the Moon billions of years ago
Scientists have simulated the conditions that formed a huge bullseye-shaped crater on the Moon, called Orientale. The Orientale impact basin is located on the Moon's south western region, or the left-hand edge as seen from Earth. It is made up of concentric rings that resemble a bullseye pattern. At over 900 kilometres across and with an age of approximately 3.8 billion years, Orientale is one of the largest, the youngest and the best preserved example of what scientists call a multi-ring basin.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
28.10.2016
Physicists make it possible to 3D print your own baby universe
Researchers have created a 3D printed cosmic microwave background - a map of the oldest light in the universe - and provided the files for.
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