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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.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
06.07.2017
First real-time measurements of Earth's surface displacement during major earthquake
First real-time measurements of Earth's surface displacement during major earthquake
First real-time measurements of Earth's surface displacement during major earthquake (6 July 2017) A team of researchers led by the Department of Earth Sciences has collected the first real-time measurements of Earth's surface displacement during a major earthquake, as published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
06.07.2017
To make your own supernova
Researchers from the University of Oxford are using the largest, most intense lasers on the planet, to for the first time, show the general public how to recreate the effects of supernovae, †in a laboratory.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
05.07.2017
Brighton MP praises Sussex scientist's
Brighton MP praises Sussex scientist’s "cutting edge" research
Brighton MP praises Sussex scientist's "cutting edge" research Caroline Lucas has praised the work of a University of Sussex scientist as "cutting edge" and "mind-expanding".
Astronomy
04.07.2017
Fastest stars in the Milky Way are ‘runaways' from another galaxy
Fastest stars in the Milky Way are ‘runaways’ from another galaxy
A group of astronomers have shown that the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy - which are travelling so fast that they can escape the Milky Way - are in fact runaways from a much smaller galaxy in orbit around our own.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
04.07.2017
Cardiff science on show at annual Royal Society exhibition
Academics from Cardiff University are showcasing their world-leading research to over 15,000 members of the general public this week as part of the Royal Society's Summer Exhibition in London.
Astronomy - Event
04.07.2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
New telescope for detecting optical signatures of gravitational waves - built and operated by international researchers led by the University of Warwick - officially launched in La Palma Detecting op
Astronomy - Law/Forensics
03.07.2017
Fighting slavery from space
Members of the public have been helping experts from the University of Nottingham in their mission to end slavery, by tracking potential sites of exploitation from space.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
30.06.2017
Astronomy - Chemistry
30.06.2017
Eleven tips for viewing and collecting asteroid fragments
Eleven tips for viewing and collecting asteroid fragments
Imperial researchers give tips about how to observe shooting stars and what to do if they fall to Earth, as part of Asteroid Day celebrations. Asteroid Day is a UN sanctioned global day of education to raise awareness about asteroids. The day is also being held to raise awareness about how we can protect Earth from asteroid impacts.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
30.06.2017
Researchers support asteroid awareness day
Researchers support asteroid awareness day
How to protect Earth from asteroid impacts will be the topic of a panel discussion at Imperial, held as part of an international awareness day.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
26.06.2017
Help us find out what our possibly habitable exoplanet neighbour is actually like
Help us find out what our possibly habitable exoplanet neighbour is actually like
A lot of excitement surrounded Proxima b when it was discovered - a potentially habitable exoplanet around our nearest neighbour star, Proxima Centauri. Located a mere 4.24 light years away, Dr Martin Archer discusses in The Conversation how we can explore this new planet While a lot of work has been done to try to figure out what this world might be like, the follow up campaign of observations is only now getting under way.
Astronomy - Chemistry
23.06.2017
UCL's first satellite ‘UCLSat' launched
UCL’s first satellite ‘UCLSat’ launched
UCLSat, a satellite designed and built by UCL engineers and scientists, has been launched today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India as part of an international mission called QB50.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
20.06.2017
Mission to discover habitable Earths given green light
Mission to discover Earth-sized planets and super-Earths in the habitable zone of the solar system - scientifically led by the University of Warwick - given the go-ahead by European Space Agency PLATO will be launched 1.5 million km into space - and will monitor thousands of bright stars over a large area of the sky, looking for regular dips in brightness as planets pass by them It will investigate seismic activity in some of the host sta
Astronomy
19.06.2017
Joining the dots: Follow astronomers‚?- new hunt for Earth-like planets
Joining the dots: Follow astronomers‚?- new hunt for Earth-like planets
The astronomers who discovered the nearest potentially habitable planet to our Solar System are inviting the public to take part in their search for more Earth-like planets.
Computer Science/Telecom - Astronomy
15.06.2017
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
01.06.2017
LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time
LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time
Each new detection enables us to explore new phenomena of these mysterious and fascinating objects. Ulrich Sperhake The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened.
Astronomy
31.05.2017
First citizen science platform celebrates 100 project milestone
Almost 10 years' to the day since it started, The Zooniverse, the world's largest and most popular people-powered research platform will launch its 100th project; Galaxy Nurseries.
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-Escudť 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.
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