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Astronomy - Architecture
23.11.2017
University attractions are big hit at Lumiere 2017
University attractions are big hit at Lumiere 2017
Lumiere has been declared as a resounding success with Durham University's attractions and expertise playing a major part in the UK's biggest light festival.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
21.11.2017
Unexpected atmospheric vortex behaviour on Saturn's moon Titan
Unexpected atmospheric vortex behaviour on Saturn’s moon Titan
A new study, led by a University of Bristol earth scientist, has shown that recently reported unexpected behaviour on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is due to its unique atmospheric chemistry. Titan's polar atmosphere recently experiences and unexpected and significant cooling, contrary to all model predictions and differing from the behaviour of all other terrestrial planets in our solar system.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
17.11.2017
350,000 stellar systems to be mapped by Warwick astronomers
Astrophysicists from the University of Warwick have joined the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V) - one of the most-successful and influential surveys in the history of astronomy - making Warwick the first UK institution to be formally part of the project.
Astronomy
16.11.2017
UofG astrophysicists welcome latest gravitational wave observation
A new gravitational wave observation is providing cause for celebration at the University of Glasgow's School of Physics and Astronomy.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
14.11.2017
Illuminating the Universe
Illuminating the Universe
Durham University is one of the world's leading centres for research into the origins and evolution of the Universe.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
13.11.2017
Duo of titanic galaxies caught in extreme starbursting merger
Duo of titanic galaxies caught in extreme starbursting merger
A pair of exceptionally rare hyper-luminous star-forming galaxies have been discovered, representing an extreme galaxy merger. The two extremely bright and massive galaxies have been caught in the act of merging in the early universe. These so-called hyper-luminous starburst galaxies are exceedingly rare at this epoch; as a pair, they may represent one of the most-extreme examples of violent star formation ever observed.
Astronomy
09.11.2017
Countdown to Lumiere 2017 begins
Countdown to Lumiere 2017 begins
The clock is ticking down to the UK's biggest light festival which returns to Durham for the fifth time next week.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
09.11.2017
Probing the nature of the neutrino using SuperNEMO
Probing the nature of the neutrino using SuperNEMO
One mile beneath a mountain in the French Alps, an international team involving UCL scientists is hoping to unlock more secrets of the mysterious neutrino using a new, cutting-edge experiment called SuperNEMO. A UCL team helped to build the hardware and software being used by SuperNEMO - the Super Neutrino Ettore Majorana Observatory - which officially opens at Modane Underground Laboratory in the south of France today.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
31.10.2017
Jupiter's X-ray auroras pulse independently
Jupiter’s X-ray auroras pulse independently
Jupiter's intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to research co-authored by Lancaster University using ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra X-ray observatories. The study in Nature Astronomy , found that very high-energy X-ray emissions at Jupiter's south pole consistently pulse every 11 minutes.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
30.10.2017
SMILE mission gets £3 million boost
SMILE mission gets £3 million boost
A space mission called SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer), jointly developed by the European Space Agency and the Chinese Academy of Sciences with major UK involvement from UCL, has received additional funding from the UK Space Agency.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
30.10.2017
Jupiter's X-ray auroras pulse independently
Jupiter’s X-ray auroras pulse independently
Jupiter's intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to new UCL-led research using ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra X-ray observatories. The study, published today in Nature Astronomy , found that very high-energy X-ray emissions at Jupiter's south pole consistently pulse every 11 minutes.
Astronomy - Religions
30.10.2017
Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs
Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs
Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
27.10.2017
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
26.10.2017
New PhD training centre at Lancaster to boost UK's data science expertise
New PhD training centre at Lancaster to boost UK’s data science expertise
Data intensive science in the UK has received a major boost thanks to an investment of almost 10million to train the next generation of experts.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Astronomy
26.10.2017
Researchers to explore Mars and its environment
Researchers to explore Mars and its environment
Three academics from the University of Bristol will explore Mars and the microgravity environment, thanks to funding from the UK Space Agency in the latest round of the Aurora Science Programme and the Human Spaceflight and Microgravity programme. The Aurora Science Programme targets questions of past and present life on Mars, investigating the presence of water and the geochemical environment.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
24.10.2017
Underwater sound waves help scientists locate ocean impacts
Scientists have developed a new method to locate the precise time and location that objects fall into our oceans. The method, developed by researchers from Cardiff University, uses underwater microphones, also known as hydrophones, to listen for underwater sound waves that are emitted when an object hits the sea surface.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
17.10.2017
First ever sight of a ripple in space time
First ever sight of a ripple in space time
An artist's impression shows two tiny but very dense neutron stars at the point at which they merge and explode as a kilonova.; Credit: ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser A Lancaster professor is part of an international collaboration which has detected an astronomical phenomenon never before observed.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
17.10.2017
How telescope technology is helping treat heart disease
How telescope technology is helping treat heart disease
Research using space telescope technology that has ultimately led to better treatments for heart patients has won international recognition. Professor of Physics and Director of Durham University's Biophysical Sciences Institute , John Girkin , has been elected as a fellow of The Optical Society for his work using adaptive optics - normally used to observe far of stars - to study biophysical applications.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
Catching the first light from a gravitational wave event
Catching the first light from a gravitational wave event
Light and gravitational waves produced by the same event - a pair of neutron stars exploding - have been detected for the first time by a huge international collaboration involving UCL researchers. The outburst took place in a nearby galaxy called NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years away in the direction of constellation Hydra.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
Binary neutron star discovery sends shockwaves through University of Glasgow
‌The first gravitational wave signals from the spectacular collision of two collapsed stars are providing astrophysicists with an extraordinary and unprecedented wealth of data about our universe, 130 million years after the stars met their violent end. An exciting new era of multi-messenger gravitational astrophysics has started with a bang.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
Gold origin confirmed with first ever gravitational wave sighting
Origin of gold confirmed after gravitational waves seen and heard for the first time by international researchers, with University of Warwick astronomers playing leading role Much-anticipated sighting of light from gravitational wave caused by two neutron stars - as heavy as our Sun - colliding 130 million light years away Collision created large amounts of the heaviest elements, such as gold, platinum and uranium, pumping them into space and un
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
12.10.2017
Imperial hosts two-day celebration of Cassini mission success
Imperial hosts two-day celebration of Cassini mission success
To commemorate the mission, the College welcomed guests from NASA and ESA as well as the public to events celebrating all things space.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
11.10.2017
Gravitational waves: Oxford scientists offer exciting insights
Today's announcement by the LIGO/Virgo collaboration marks the first time gravitational waves have been detected from the merger of two neutron stars - as well as the first detection of electromagnetic radiation from the same cosmic event. The scientists behind the original observation two years ago were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
03.10.2017
LIGO scientists celebrate Nobel Prize
Cardiff University's Gravitational Physics Group are celebrating the awarding of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
03.10.2017
Astronomy
27.09.2017
Research sheds new light on how Earth and Mars were created
Research sheds new light on how Earth and Mars were created
Analysing a mixture of earth samples and meteorites, scientists from the University of Bristol have shed new light on the sequence of events that led to the creation of the planets Earth and Mars. Planets grow by a process of accretion - a gradual accumulation of additional material - in which they collisionally combine with their neighbours.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
21.09.2017
Neutrino facility could change understanding of the universe
The University of Oxford's Department of Physics will play a pivotal role in a flagship global science facility that could change our understanding of the universe. The UK is investing 65million in the initiative, which will be based in the United States and could secure Britain's position as the international research partner of choice.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
21.09.2017
Scientist leading UK's 65m scientific collaboration with US
Scientist leading UK’s 65m scientific collaboration with US
The UK is investing 65 million in a flagship global science project based in the United States that could change our understanding of the universe, securing the UK's position as the international research partner of choice.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
21.09.2017
UK pledges £65million to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment
UK pledges £65million to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment
The UK is investing 65million in a US-based global science project involving UCL scientists that could change our understanding of the universe. UK Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson signed the agreement yesterday with the US Energy Department to invest the sum in the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), securing the UK's position as the international research partner of choice.
Astronomy
21.09.2017
Lancaster involved in 65m science partnership agreement with US
Lancaster involved in 65m science partnership agreement with US
The UK is investing 65million in a flagship global science project that could change our understanding of the universe.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
21.09.2017
Warwick physicists in new $500 million international partnership to probe some of universe’s most mysterious particles
University of Warwick physicists have joined a new $500 million international partnership to probe some of universe's most mysterious particles, thanks to the UK Government's investment of 65 million in the programme.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
21.09.2017
Sussex proud to be part of major new project to explore mysteries of the universe
Sussex proud to be part of major new project to explore mysteries of the universe
Sussex proud to be part of major new project to explore mysteries of the universe The University of Sussex is heavily involved in a world-leading particle physics experiment aiming to solve some of the mysteries of the universe that has just received substantial UK Government backing.
Astronomy
20.09.2017
Galaxy-spotting telescope that studied star formation celebrated by scientists
Galaxy-spotting telescope that studied star formation celebrated by scientists
The Herschel Space Observatory's discoveries are celebrated this week by the European Space Agency and collaborating institutes, including Imperial.
Astronomy
20.09.2017
The mission of a lifetime: Professor Carl Murray and Cassini, 27 years later
The mission of a lifetime: Professor Carl Murray and Cassini, 27 years later
The last images from the Cassini probe have been sent back to Earth, as its mission came to a fiery end in the skies of Saturn.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Astronomy
20.09.2017
Citizen science project to help victims of Hurricane Irma
An unusual collaboration between engineers at Oxford, the Zooniverse citizen science platform and international disaster response organisation Rescue Global is enabling a rapid and effective response to Hurricane Irma.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
14.09.2017
Cassini - the final curtain
Oxford University scientists are today mourning the demise of the landmark Cassini Space Mission, launched almost twenty years ago.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
14.09.2017
Cassini spacecraft bids farewell after 13 years exploring Saturn
Cassini heads into Saturn's atmosphere, burning up after a hugely successful mission examining Saturn's rings, moons, atmosphere and interior.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
07.09.2017
Fossilised cosmic dust in white cliffs of Dover
Fossilised cosmic dust in white cliffs of Dover
Researchers from Imperial College London report that the white cliffs of Dover contain the fossilised remains of cosmic dust. The significance of this discovery, published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters , is that the fossilised cosmic dust could provide a new source of information about the early solar system.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
31.08.2017
Buses get a stellar makeover for science
Buses get a stellar makeover for science
Buses get a stellar makeover for science Two of Brighton's number 25 buses will be decked out with science for a year.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
29.08.2017
Upcoming Asa Briggs Fellowship lectures
Upcoming Asa Briggs Fellowship lectures
Upcoming Asa Briggs Fellowship lectures Three Asa Briggs Visiting Fellows will be giving guest lectures at Sussex this autumn and they are available to book online now.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
03.08.2017
New clue to solving the mystery of the sun’s hot atmosphere
The elemental composition of the Sun's hot atmosphere known as the 'corona' is strongly linked to the 11-year solar magnetic activity cycle, a team of scientists from UCL, George Mason University and Naval Research Laboratory has revealed for the first time. The study, published and funded by the NASA Hinode program, shows that an increase in magnetic activity goes hand in hand with an increase of certain elements, such as Iron, in the solar corona.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
01.08.2017
Biggest ever infra-red image of the sky
The largest infra-red image of the sky ever taken has been released today by astronomers from the University of Nottingham.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
26.07.2017
Universe's biggest explosions captured in unprecedented detail
Universe’s biggest explosions captured in unprecedented detail
An international team of scientists, including from the University of Bath, have captured the most complete picture yet of the most powerful type of explosion in the universe - Gamma Ray Bursts - unravelling the long-standing mystery of what powers them. Short-lived gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are intense flashes of high-energy light detected by space-based telescopes orbiting above the Earth's atmosphere.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
24.07.2017
Construction begins on international science experiment
Construction begins on international science experiment
Construction has begun on a massive international experiment that could change our understanding of the universe. The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota will house the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) . DUNE will be built and operated by a group of roughly 1,000 scientists and engineers from 30 countries, including Dr Jarek Nowak, Dr Andy Blake and Professor Peter Ratoff from the Department of Physics at Lancaster University.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
20.07.2017
Scientists play key role as construction starts on world's largest telescope
Scientists play key role as construction starts on world’s largest telescope
Durham scientists play key role as construction starts on world's largest telescope (20 July 2017) Construction work has begun on the world's largest visible to infrared telescope - and Durham University is playing a key role.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
13.07.2017
The last survivors on Earth
The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collaboration.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
13.07.2017
Creating a cosmic symphony: pioneering theorist Mike Duff on uniting physics
Creating a cosmic symphony: pioneering theorist Mike Duff on uniting physics
We speak with theoretical physicist Professor Mike Duff FRS following his recent Paul Dirac Medal from the Institute of Physics.
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