Skip to content
Skip to navigation menu

All News Items


The HCO+ 267.4 GHz frame from the image in main story. Image credit: M. Matsuura, et al. 2017 - https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx830 Cosmic “dust factory” reveals more clues to how stars are born

Thursday 13th July 2017

Researchers in the School have discovered a rich inventory of molecules at the centre of a supernova remnant for the very first time …


Data at wavelength of 0.45 mm, combined from SCUBA and SCUBA-2, in a false-colour image. Credit: Jane Greaves / JCMT / EAO Re-Making Planets after Star-Death

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Dr Jane Greaves, from the School and Dr Wayne Holland, of the UK ATC in Edinburgh, may have found an answer to the 25-year-old mystery of how planets form in the aftermath of a supernova explosion …


Section of new high resolution map of SDC13 First look at the gravitational dance that drives stellar formation

Thursday 6th July 2017

Swirling motions in clouds of cold, dense gas have given, for the first time, an active insight into how gravity creates the compact cores from which stars form in the interstellar medium …


Science and Technology Facilities Council Logo STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: Internal Deadline 10th August 2017

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Potential applicants must let us know that they would like to apply to hold an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship in Cardiff and send a draft proposal by Thursday 10th August 2017


IOP William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Medal (Image Credit: IOP) Cardiff academics pick up prestigious physics awards

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Dr Jane Greaves and Wendy Sadler MBE recognised for their outstanding contribution to physics research and engagement …


Section of the LIGO Black Hole Mass Chart Listening to Einstein’s Universe at the Royal Society exhibition

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Thousands of members of the public set for a unique insight into Cardiff University’s cutting-edge research …


Dr Wendy Sadler MBE Engagement champion receives recognition in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Thursday 29th June 2017

Dr Wendy Sadler has become an MBE for services to science, engineering communication and engagement in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list …


Artists impression of a black hole - [Image credit: LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma State (Aurore Simonnet)] Third gravitational wave detection uncovers clues to how black holes are born

Thursday 1st June 2017

Advanced algorithms jointly developed by our Gravitational Physics research group have enabled the LIGO team to observe a pair of spinning black holes over three billion light years away …


Stellar undergraduate and postgraduate role models recognised for their outstanding contribution to outreach and admissions

UPDATED: Wednesday 17th May 2017

The School has once again recognised the outstanding outreach and engagement activity undertaken by its undergraduate and postgraduate students at a prize-giving ceremony at the annual Chaos Student Ball …


Undergraduate student pouring liquid nitrogen. Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Monday 15th May 2017

We are once again offering paid research project placements for current students under the CUROP (Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme) and CUSEIP (Cardiff University Education Innovation Programme) schemes …


Close-up of some semiconductor research equipment University welcomes £38m Compound Semiconductor deal

Monday 15th May 2017

Nearly £38m is being invested in a new Foundry for Compound Semiconductor (CS) technologies by the ten councils in the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal.


Close-up of some semiconductor research equipment SIOE celebrates science of semiconductors

Friday 14th April 2017

The anual SIOE conference, that explores new developments in the science of semiconductors, gets underway at Cardiff University on April 18th …


Copyright ESA–Pierre Carril, 2014 Cardiff physics student wins £5,000 in UK Space Agency competition

Friday 14th April 2017

Physics student Chloe Hewitt has won a prestigious prize for a novel idea using satellites to identify disused buildings …


Moody Data Centre Image Data Intensive Science Studentships

Monday 10th April 2017

The School of Physics and astronomy has received funding from STFC for a Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science …


Marie Skłodowska Curie Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowships

Monday 3rd April 2017

We are currently inviting expressions of interest from potential postdoctoral researches with an excellent track record for Marie Skłodowska Curie Action (MSCA) fellows


£4m bid to find tomorrow's technologies

Monday 20th February 2017

Researchers from the School of Physics and Astronomy are joining a £4m project to develop technologies that support tomorrow's; phone networks, space and defence systems.


Richard Lewis receiving the award Dr Richard Lewis Wins National Instruments Engineering Impact Award

Wednesday 15th February 2017

Dr Richard Lewis has won a National Instruments Engineering Impact Award for innovative postgraduate teaching using the National Instruments LabVIEW system design software …


A simulated view of two Black Holes inspiraling before merger - against a backdrop of stars One year anniversary for gravitational waves discovery

Wednesday 15th February 2017

One year after the discovery of gravitational waves for the first time, work in this area of research continues and the School's Gravitational Waves Research Group is heavily involved …


Sarah Eve Roberts speaking at the event. Welsh teachers reach for the stars

Friday 10th February 2017

The largest teacher-training event ever run by the School of Physics and Astronomy was held on Friday 3rd February with 30 welsh teachers …


. EU funding boost for Compound Semiconductors

Friday 10th February 2017

A £13m EU funding boost to help put Cardiff University’s Institute for Compound Semiconductors at the forefront of 21st Century technologies has been announced …


. Funded PhD studentships available

Wednesday 25th January 2017

The School has opportunities available in a number of research areas


Royal Astronomical Society logo. Gravitational Waves Researchers receive Royal Astronomical Society Award

Monday 23rd January 2017

The LIGO team has won the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society’s Group Achievement Award for last year’s detection of gravitational waves for the first time …


New metamaterial device may help detect B-Mode polarization form the CMB

Wednesday 21st December 2016

The metamaterial device may help to discover more about gravitational waves which were emitted when the universe was first formed …


Stock image of electronics. £10m Award Creates New Compound Semiconductor Hub

Tuesday 5th December 2016

A £10m award announced today puts Cardiff University at the forefront of research into cutting-edge Compound Semiconductor technologies.


Gravitational Wave artwork 'Infinite LIGO dreams' - Copyright - Penelope Cowley Artwork inspired by gravitational wave discovery

Friday 25th November 2016

A large oil painting entitled "Infinite LIGO dreams" inspired by the first ever detection of gravitational waves was unveiled today at the School of Physics and Astronomy …


The Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University Gravitational Physicists collect Vice Chancellor’s accolade

Friday 25th November 2016

The Gravitational Physics Group has been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University, part of the Celebrating Excellence Awards for 2016 …


Cardiff Physicists represent Wales in prestigious debating competition

Friday 11th November 2016

Kyle and Jonathan will compete in Oxford this weekend.


Image credit: ESRF/P. Ginter Paving the way for more efficient solar cell devices

Monday 7th November 2016

Research paves way for a better understanding of the links between crystal structure and morphology of the perovskite photo-active layer employed in third-generation solar cells …


Chris North Astronomy inspires public park art

Friday 28th October 2016

School staff are guests at unveiling of specially commissioned art work at Channel Heights Housing Development …


Clearing and Adjustment Opportunities

Wednesday 17th August 2016


Latest NSS reports high student satisfaction

Tuesday 16th August 2016

Physics and Astronomy Student Satisfaction at 96% for the second year in a row.


Graduate Profile: Mike Green

Wednesday 11th August 2016


Sample of the writing found on the Antikythera Mechanism. IMAGE COPYRIGHT OF THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM RESEARCH PROJECT Research sheds new light on ancient device

Wednesday 27th July 2016

A researcher from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University is at the centre of a project shedding new light on the Antikythera Mechanism, a 2000 year old artefact which is believed to be the world’s oldest computer.


Science and Technology Facilities Council Logo STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: Internal Deadline 10th August 2016

12th July 2016

Potential applicants must let us know that they would like to apply to hold an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship in Cardiff and send a draft proposal by Wednesday 10th August 2016


A nearby galaxy cropped from the image in the main story. Universe becoming cleaner as cosmic dust gets mopped up by stars.

Wednesday 6th July 2016

The Universe is becoming gradually cleaner as more and more cosmic dust is being mopped up by the formation of stars within galaxies, an international team of astronomers has revealed …


Section of the Black Hole Mass Chart in main story. Black hole signals mark "true beginning" of gravitational wave astronomy

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Advanced algorithms jointly developed in the School of Physics and Astronomy enable LIGO scientists to detect "fantastically weak" gravitational wave signals from the merging of two black holes …


Artist's impression of cold intergalactic rain. Credit: - NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry/SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) Feeding black holes

Friday 10th June 2016

Researchers first to witness a supermassive black hole preparing for a "chaotic" feast at the centre of a distant galaxy …


Sun with Mercury transiting Transit of Mercury: Public talks and public viewing.

Friday 15th April 2016

Come and join us for a free event!


Magnets research paper published in Nature Physics.

Monday 11th March 2016

Findings published on the measurement of the force between magnetic monopoles.


Inspiring Hong Kong to Reach for the Impossible

Thursday 31st March 2016

Cardiff experts inspire the next generation of scientists at Science Alive 2016


Dr Matt Smith, pictured here on an observing trip at the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico Cardiff Researcher Selected to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Monday 14th March 2016

Dr Matthew Smith will attend the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in June 2016.


Space-time ripples detected for the very first time

Thursday 11th February 2016

Cardiff University scientists open a new window into the Universe as gravitational waves are detected for the first time …


Juno Practitioner logo Recognition for Our Commitment to Equality and Diversity

Wednesday 10th February 2016

The School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded Juno Practitioner status by the Institute of Physics’ Juno Assessment Panel …


Chancellor of the Excequer, George Osborne, visits some of the School's research facilities. Chancellor announces £50m for new Cardiff innovation centre

Thursday 7th January 2016

The Chancellor George Osborne announces £50m for new Cardiff innovation centre


Photo credits: Lionel London / Cardiff University Celebrating Einstein's Revolution

Tuesday 22nd December 2015

Over 220 people came to join us in celebrating Einstein's Revolution on Wednesday 9th December. With a wine and cheese reception, and three very engaging talks, it was an excellent event at which to celebrate 100 years of this remarkable theory, and Cardiff's involvement in research around it.


Newly discovered dwarf galaxy Where have all the dwarf galaxies gone?

Tuesday 22nd December 2015

The hierarchical assembly of galaxies, galaxy clusters and other structures in the Universe is a successful part of the standard cosmological model. However, some specifically focused observations have indicated possible problems between our expectations from simulations and observations …


Potential Dark Galaxy candidate found near the Triangulum Galaxy

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

A team led by Cardiff astronomers have spotted a massive gas cloud with a hole in the middle near the Triangulum galaxy. Could this be a dark Galaxy?


Prof Colin Riordan presenting the award to Matthew Allen Early career researcher wins inaugural communication award

Wednesday 11th November 2015

Matthew Allen, a PhD student here at the School of Physics and Astronomy has been recognised by world-leading company Elsevier for his creative and personal approach to communicating astrophysics research to the public.


Hunt for Einstein's "elusive" gravitational waves begins

Monday 5th October 2015

Cardiff University researchers begin their search for tiny ripples in space.


Hubble Space Telescope detailed images of individual galaxies First direct evidence of galaxy ‘metamorphosis’

Tuesday 1st September 2015

A team of international scientists, led by astronomers from the School of Physics and Astronomy, have shown for the first time that galaxies can change their structure over the course of their lifetime …


Student satisfaction at an all-time high

Monday 17th August 2015

The latest NSS reports a 96% student satisfaction rate for Physics and Astronomy students.



PhDs available in Extragalactic Astrophysics

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Applications are invited from UK/EU students for 1st October 2015 start date.


Graduates celebrate their success. Graduation 2015

Wednesday 15th July 2015

The School of Physics and Astronomy celebrated another year of student excellence with a reception and prize-giving event enjoyed by graduates, parents and staff.



Science and Technology Facilities Council Logo STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: Internal Deadline 10th August 2015

UPDATED: 14th July 2015

Potential applicants must let us know that they would like to apply to hold an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship in Cardiff and send a draft proposal by Monday 10th August 2015


Lucy Stickland Graduate Case Study: Lucy Stickland

Tuesday 2nd June 2015

As Wimbledon approaches, here's the latest from Hawk-Eye operator Lucy Stickland.


Professor Diana Huffaker Cardiff University appoints leading US compound semiconductor expert

Tuesday 26th May 2015

Professor Diana Huffaker to join Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy.


Prize winner Jeni Millard Students praised for outreach success

Tuesday 19th May 2015

The School of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural outreach awards.


Research student Charley Bull setting up an ultra-high vacuum evaporator to investigate the fabrication of magnetic nanostructures for future mass data storage device applications. New MSc Programmes Launch

Wednesday 20th May 2015

Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to announce the launch of two brand-new research-lead postgraduate taught master's schemes …


The Livingston Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Cardiff researchers hunt for "elusive" gravitational waves

Tuesday 19th May 2015

An international project involving University researchers, set-up to find the first direct evidence of the existence of gravitational waves, will be officially inaugurated at a ceremony in the US today [19 May 2015].


Cardiff graduate awarded prestigious thesis prize

Thursday 16th April 2015

Dr Patricia Schmidt wins the 2015 IOP Gravitational Physics Thesis Prize


Teachers get their hands on astronomy

Monday 13th April 2015



Join our experts to safely watch a partial eclipse of the Sun

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Don't miss a rare opportunity to watch a partial eclipse of the Sun, visible in Cardiff on Friday, 20 March, with experts from the School of Physics and Astronomy.


Graduate Case Study: Catherine Jackson

Wednesday 11th March 2015

Cat is now working for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.


A visualisation of the polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, as detected by ESA's Planck satellite. Copyright ESA and the Planck Collaboration. Planck reveals first stars were born late.

Monday 9th February 2015

The School's Astronomy Instrumentation Group continue to see the fruits of their work in the latest release of results from the Planck satellite, which indicate that the first stars in the Universe formed much later than previously thought …


Physics Alumni reunion

Wednesday 28th January 2015

Join us on Saturday 21st March 2015...


DustPedia logo. DustPedia: A Definitive Study of Cosmic Dust in the Local Universe

Friday 16th January 2015

Funded by the EU, DustPedia is a project to combine existing data from the Herschel Space Observatory and Planck Telescope with other data from both ground and space based telescopes to make the most extensive and intensive study of galaxies in the nearby Universe. …


Royal Astronomical Society logo. Two Cardiff astronomers honoured by Royal Astronomical Society

Friday 9th January 2015

Professor Steve Eales and Dr Haley Gomez have both been recognized with prestigious awards for their contribution to astrophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society.


Inspiraling blackholes Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy / Numerical Relativity

Thursday 8th January 2015

Cardiff Gravitational Physics Group is seeking applications to fill two postdoctoral research associate positions …


Mission to discover hundreds of black holes could unlock secrets of the Universe

Friday 14th November 2014

A team of Cardiff University researchers have made a breakthrough in helping scientists discover hundreds of black holes throughout the universe.


Tiny diamond particles shed new light on living cells

Tuesday 5th November 2014

Pioneering technology shows how drugs react inside the body.


Source Redshifts from Gravitational-Wave Observations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers

Monday 27th October 2014

Latest findings published in Physical Review X.


Inaugural Physics Alumni event

23rd October 2014

Save the date - 21st March 2015.


NSS results show increase in student satisfaction

12th August 2014

Students in the School of Physics and Astronomy have shown increased levels of satisfaction according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS).


Science and Technology Facilities Council Logo STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: Internal Deadline 1st September

7th July 2014

Potential applicants must let us know that they would like to apply to hold an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship in Cardiff and send a draft proposal by Monday 1st September 2014 …


Haley Gomez - Image from Institute of Welsh Affairs Dr Haley Gomez wins IWA Inspire Wales Award

24th June 2014

This year's IWA Inspire Wales Award for the Science and Technology category was won by Dr Haley Gomez from the School …


Student placement success continues

30th May 2014

Cardiff undergraduate Jake Hughes has secured a placement with the University of Sydney following a successful year out working for an international telescope organisation.


PhD Studentship now available

26th May 2014

The School of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to invite applications for a full-time three year PhD studentship in one of the School's research groups.


Colour overlay of the concentrations of three chemical components Imaging the quantitative chemical structure of cells

Wednesday 14th May 2014

Cardiff researchers have developed a microscopy technique to image the chemical composition of transparent structures such as cells …


Nanodiamond textbook Exciting new "Nanodiamond" book

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Oliver Williams has just released a major new text book with the Royal Society of Chemistry.



Rashmi Sudiwala at the pole Working at the South Pole to make “the discovery of the year”

Tuesday 8th April 2014

Dr Rashmi Sudiwala describes deploying BICEP2 in the Big Freezer;


Part of the B-mode map - showing curly polarization lines. Cardiff astrophysicists help discover first direct evidence of Cosmic Inflation

UPDATED: Friday 4th April 2014

The BICEP2 collaboration today announced the first direct evidence for Cosmic Inflation. Their results also represent the first images of gravitational waves, which have been described as the “first tremors of the Big Bang.” …


Charlotte Church's chaotic experience

Wednesday 26th February 2014

The School of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Voice of an Angel earlier this week.



Frozen magnetic monopoles create new laboratory physics

Tuesday 21st January 2014

The findings of an international team of condensed matter physicists have been published in Nature Physics.


Cardiff scientists lend their expertise to vital medical research

Monday 20th January 2014

The team at Cardiff, led by Deputy Head of School Dr Carole Tucker, will join a UK wide collaboration at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's pioneering ALICE accelerator facility.


Herschel and Planck satellites Two Cardiff led projects recognised

Tuesday 14th January 2014

The Royal Astronomy Society's 2014 Group Achievement Award went to the Herschel Space Observatory's SPIRE instrument, and the Planck Space Telescope picked up a share of Physics World's Breakthrough of the Year 2013 award.


A telescope Stargazing goes LIVE in Wales

Thursday 9th January 2014

The return of "Stargazing Live" to BBC2 this week means that astronomy fever is once again gripping the UK. Members of the School of Physics and Astronomy will be providing free events for the public at locations across South Wales throughout January.


The Gravitational Universe

Tuesday 31st December 2013

ESA decides on next Large Mission Concepts.


The Invisible Colours of the Universe

Friday 20th December 2013

Get ready for the era of gravitational wave astronomy.


Noble gas molecule discovered in space

Friday 13th December 2013

Cardiff University astronomers in "world first" find


Cardiff University hosts national society for stargazers with all-day event as it celebrates 60 years

Thursday 5th December 2013

Cutting-edge space science meeting is free and open to all.


Stars and stage to inspire new generation of Welsh scientists

Wednesday 27th November 2013

Cardiff scientists awarded £122,000 from the National Science Academy.


Funding boost for Diamond research

Friday 22nd November 2013

Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded major national funding for PhD studentships via a partner-led Centre for Doctoral Training.


Planck satellite and it's map of the Cosmic Microwave Background. Planck receives its final command

Wednesday 23 October 2013

The final command to the Planck satellite was sent this afternoon, asking it to use up the last bit of fuel on board and turn off its transmitter for the last time ...


Dark cloud SDC 335.579-0.292 image combining data from ALMA and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope Embryonic Monster found in Dark Cloud

Thursday 11th July 2013

Cardiff astronomers have spotted a “monster” star about to be born from the largest stellar “womb” ever seen in the Milky Way.


Herschel completes its mission

Tuesday 30th April 2013

Yet the work has only just begun, say Cardiff Astrophysicists.


Technician of the Year

Thursday 18th April 2013

Cardiff's very own Steven Baker wins the HEA STEM inaugural Technician of the Year award for the Physical Sciences.


Using the Cleanroom facilities Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Thursday 11th April 2013

The School is pleased to announce that this year we can offer a record breaking 8 summer projects to undergraduate students via the CUROP scheme.


Planck challenges our understanding of the Universe

Thursday 21st March 2013

Cardiff astronomers support Planck's mission to refine our understanding of the Universe.


Section of an SEM image of DFB fabricated in Cardiff SIOE Conference Preliminary Programme

Monday 18th March 2013

The Preliminary Programme for the Semiconductor Integrated OptoElectronics conference SIOE has been announced.


Emily Baird Graduate Case Study: Nuclear Decommissioning

Wednesday 13th February 2013

Cardiff MPhys student Emily Baird gives us an update.


A prototype Kinetic Inductance Detector array developed at Cardiff SPACEKIDS are go !

Monday 14th January 2013

The first ever Welsh-led EU space programme (SPACEKIDS) has been launched by Cardiff University, A €2M award will help develop new detectors to be used in future space missions.


A Microwave plasma inside the new microwave plasma chemical vapour deposition system at Cardiff. First diamond films grown by Cardiff Diamond Foundry

Monday 14th January 2013

The newly established Chemical Vapour Deposition facilities at Cardiff University have grown their first films of Nanocrystalline Diamond ...


Mapping a universe of black hole collisions

Monday 10th December 2012

Cardiff scientists are about to undertake the world's most complete study to date of colliding black holes.


Explosive origins for cosmic dust

Thursday 13th December 2012

Cardiff researchers using data from ESA's Herschel Space Observatory have taken intricate new images of the Crab Nebula providing further proof that cosmic dust is created when massive stars reach the end of their lives.


Sir Patrick Moore, RIP

Monday 10th December 2012

A tribute to a great man.


Condensed Matter Group boosted by Serious Brain Power.

Monday 24th November 2012

Two new academic members of staff join the CMP group.


Conductance of single molecules gives information on electron transfer

Wednesday 31st October 2012

Researchers in the School have, in a collaborative venture with BIOSCI and DTU Denmark, used Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM) to measure the conductance through single-molecules of the electron transfer protein cytochrome b562.


A Micro-fluidic coupled cavity laser array for cell analysis. Tailor made dots

Friday 19th October 2012

Cardiff based researchers have produced self assembled quantum dot lasers with record low threshold current density and reduced threshold temperature sensitivity for bio-photonic applications.


Dying tones of black holes

Monday 1st October 2012

Cardiff scientists are a step closer to understanding how black holes form.


Sad news

Friday 14th September 2012

It is with the greatest sadness that we announce our dear colleague Professor Leonid Grishchuk has passed away.


STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: Internal Deadline 3rd September

Friday 17th August 2012

Potential applicants must let us know that they would like to apply to hold an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship in Cardiff and send a draft proposal by 17:00 BST on Monday 3rd September 2012 to gear@astro.cf.ac.uk.


Vacancies for undergraduate courses beginning in September 2012

Friday 3rd August 2012

Additional investment leads to extra undergraduate places available for Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics courses in September 2012.


Graduates celebrate their success. Graduation 2012

Friday 20th July 2012

The School of Physics and Astronomy celebrated another year of student excellence with a reception and prize-giving event enjoyed by graduates, parents and staff.


So long...

Wednesday 11th July 2012

and thanks for all the Physics!


Cardiff Science Festival 2012

Wednesday 4th July 2012

See our what's on guide.


An image taken by Prof Derek Ward-Thompson of the 2004 Venus transit Venus Transit

Monday 28th May 2012

Early on June 6th 2012, Venus will pass in front of the Sun (a "Transit"). The last Venus Transit took place in 2004, but the next one won't occur until 2117. Astronomers in Cardiff will be watching the skies hoping for good weather ...


The Noble art of Astronomy

Monday 14th May 2012

BBC presenter visits the School as part of Adult Learners week.


Undergraduate research project scheme returns

Thursday 26th April 2012

Opportunities available for Physics undergraduates.


A cannibalistic galaxy with a powerful heart

Thursday 5th April 2012

Cardiff astronomers are amongst a team using the Herschel Space Observatory to view a galaxy that harbours a dark secret.


Melting magnets lead the way for new technologies

Friday 30th March 2012

Recently published research using nanoscale magnetic networks paves the way for improved data processing and storage technologies.


The future's bright for final year students

Monday 27th February 2012

Hard work is paying off for Physics students in their final year, as they win places with sought-after Times 100 graduate employers and prestigious universities.


Proving Science has no gender

Tuesday 14th February 2012

Saturday club for girls a resounding success.


SPA Logo Cardiff Professor becomes President of SPA

Thursday 2nd February 2012

Professor Derek Ward-Thompson has been elected President of the UK Society for Popular Astronomy.


New views of star-birth in the Pillars of Creation

Monday 16th January 2012

The latest Herschel results.


Planck instrument loses its cool

Monday 16th January 2012

Historic mission finally comes to an end.


A telescope Stargazing goes LIVE in Wales

Monday 16th January 2012

One of the most popular factual BBC series of last year - Stargazing LIVE - returns to our screens this week and, to help mark the celestial celebrations, the Institute of Physics in Wales (IOPW) has bought universities and astronomical societies together again to run a series of stargazing events.


Nanocrystals of semiconductor CdSe seen through an Electron Microscope When charges lose rhythm

Wednesday 11th January 2012

Cardiff researchers reveal the physical origin of "exciton decoherence" in nanocrystals.


World's largest sub-millimetre camera is open for business

Tuesday 6th December 2011

Cardiff University astronomers are part of a team that has successfully installed a revolutionary new camera on a telescope in Hawaii.


Postgraduate Open Day

Thursday 23rd November 2011

Information on events being held Wednesday 7th December 2011


Exciting developments in experimental physics at Cardiff

Friday 18th November 2011

Four new academic members of staff bring with them a wealth of experience and innovation.


HE STEM support of teaching

Wednesday 16th November 2011

Cardiff academics have been awarded HE STEM funding to explore new approaches to Physics undergraduate teaching.


Join us for some festive physics!

Friday 11th November 2011

This year's Christmas lecture, in partnership with the Institute of Physics, looks to be the best yet as we explore how lasers came to rule the world and look into the science of seeing inside your body!


Undergraduate student David Gooding standing in front of the ALMA telescope antennas in Chile. Undergraduate Student Visits Chile On Industrial Placement

Tuesday 8th November 2011

Cardiff undergraduate student David Gooding received a pleasant surprise when he was asked if he wanted to go to Chile as part of his industrial placement. ...


Cardiff scientists a step closer to gravitational wave detection

Wednesday 2nd November 2011

A consortium of researchers will use Europe's fastest supercomputers to study black hole collisions and hopefully find elusive gravitational waves.


Cardiff graduate grapples with the challenges of new energy sources.

Monday 10th October 2011

Our latest career case study.

Cardiff University Links