Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.
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.
Award recognition for research on energy materials
25 November 2020
Congratulations to Dr Elton Santos who has been awarded the Charles Hatchett Award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Milky Way disturbed by violent galaxy encounter
24 November 2020
The long-held belief that the Milky Way is relatively static has been ruptured by fresh cosmic insight.
Chancellor’s Rising Star Award
18 November 2020
Congratulations to Davide Michieletto who has been awarded a 2020 Chancellor’s Rising Star Award from the University.
Testing the early universe from deep underground
12 November 2020
The LUNA experiment sheds light on the density of matter that makes up everything we know of in the universe.
Mining rocks in orbit could aid deep space exploration
11 November 2020
The first mining experiments conducted in space could pave the way for new technologies to help humans explore and establish settlements on distant worlds.