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Astronomy - Medicine/Pharmacology
09:00
Impfest to livestream to the world
Imperial Festival will broadcast a showcase of inspirational talks and behind-the-scenes insights this weekend (28-29 April).
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
17.04.2018
New ocean plankton species named after BBC's Blue Planet series
New ocean plankton species named after BBC’s Blue Planet series
A newly discovered species of ocean plankton, Syracosphaera azureaplaneta , has been named by UCL researchers in honour of the critically acclaimed BBC Blue Planet series and its presenter Sir David Attenborough.
Astronomy - Chemistry
05.04.2018
Absent phosphorus questions possible life on other planets
A distinct lack of the chemical element phosphorus in other parts of the Universe could make it very difficult for extra-terrestrial life to exist there.
Astronomy - Chemistry
20.03.2018
UCL to lead European mission to study new planets
UCL to lead European mission to study new planets
UCL is leading a multi-million pound European mission to study newly discovered planets after it was selected today as the next European Space Agency science mission.
Astronomy - Chemistry
20.03.2018
Green light for exoplanet mission
Cardiff University scientists will be part of an international space mission, which the European Space Agency (ESA) has announced today, to investigate fundamental questions about how mysterious exoplanets form and evolve.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
14.03.2018
Imperial professors pay tribute to their former teacher Stephen Hawking
Imperial academics have paid tribute to world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking who has died at the age of 76.
Astronomy - Business/Economics
02.02.2018
UCL secures key role in ESA mission concept to monitor space weather
UCL secures key role in ESA mission concept to monitor space weather
A new European Space Agency (ESA) mission concept to help reduce the global risk of damage caused by space weather will be worked on by teams from across the UK with UCL playing a pivotal role in developing instruments on board the spacecraft.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.01.2018
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
12.01.2018
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
11.01.2018
Astronomy - Life Sciences
01.01.2018
A hopeful 2018: Imperial academics on positive things coming our way this year
A hopeful 2018: Imperial academics on positive things coming our way this year
The past year has brought many challenges and difficulties, but what do we have to look forward to in 2018? In a time of political uprising and economical disarray, it's easy to focus on the negative.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
28.12.2017
£500k bequest makes splash with Glasgow gravitational wave scientists
The family of a pioneering Scottish physicist has donated a substantial portion of his estate to support a postgraduate research scholarship at the University of Glasgow.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
19.12.2017
Habitable planets could exist around pulsars
Habitable planets could exist around pulsars
It is theoretically possible that habitable planets exist around pulsars - spinning neutron stars that emit short, quick pulses of radiation.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
15.12.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Astronomy
10.12.2017
The Billingford Hutch and the moonwort fern - a medieval mystery solved
The Billingford Hutch and the moonwort fern - a medieval mystery solved
A heavy oak chest in the Parker Library (Corpus Christi College) was used to store objects left as collateral for loans of money.
Innovation/Technology - Astronomy
08.12.2017
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
05.12.2017
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
30.11.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Astronomy
24.11.2017
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
24.11.2017
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.
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