Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.
Postgraduate Virtual Open Days, 23-25 March 2021
28 February 2021
Attend Postgraduate Virtual Open Days to find out about our MSc programmes, meet our staff and students.
Space Night with the Muslim Scout Fellowship
24 February 2021
Lively debate about life on other planets enables scouts to complete activity and leads to future plans.
Tackling big data challenges for next-generation physics experiments
22 February 2021
Scientists are developing software to exploit the large data sets collected by the next-generation experiments in high energy physics.
Intriguing spin quasiparticles discovered
05 February 2021
Discovery opens exciting opportunities to explore magnetic domain control via topological spin textures.
Unique particle detector array built
29 January 2021
Nuclear physics scientists collaborate with engineers to design a vacuum chamber for use in nuclear astrophysics experiments.
New Horizons in condensed matter physics
18 January 2021
Professor Alexander Morozov’s New Horizons funding will examine phenomena in the microbial world to enrich our understanding of non-equilibrium physics.
Triple success in Astronomy Grants
14 January 2021
The School has achieved an excellent outcome in the latest round of grants awarded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Astronomy Grants Panel.
Award for science engagement activities with local children
12 January 2021
Congratulations for Dr JC Denis who has received an award in recognition of his public engagement efforts.
Student award winners announced
08 January 2021
The School has announced the student recipients of medals and awards at an online ceremony.
New study of merging black holes casts doubt on dark matter origin story
17 December 2020
Research suggested dark matter consists entirely of ‘primordial’ black holes.
Discovery of a starless binary system of brown dwarfs
16 December 2020
Scientists discover an exotic binary system composed of two brown dwarfs formed in the same way as stars
European Research Council Consolidator Grant award
10 December 2020
Congratulations to Dr Stewart McWilliams who has been awarded a European Research Council Consolidator Grant
Blavatnik Award recognition for Prof Sinead Farrington
09 December 2020
Congratulations to Prof Sinead Farrington who is named 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom Laureate in Physical Sciences & Engineering
Lifetime achievement award in acoustics
03 December 2020
Congratulations to Prof Murray Campbell who has been presented with a lifetime achievement award from the European Acoustics Association
Triple success for astronomy researchers
01 December 2020
Congratulations to Dr Adam Carnall, Dr Catherine Hale and Dr Tilman Troester who have all been awarded Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships.