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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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A region of the Galactic Plane showing stars forming and blowing bubbles in space, a Herschel image.

The Astronomy & Astrophysics research group at Cardiff University studies a range of topics in galactic and extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, including both theory and observation, and the development of astronomical instrumentation related to these topics. Major subjects include: observations of high-redshift galaxies and their implications for both cosmology and galaxy formation; theoretical, computational and observational studies of the formation of stars and planetary systems; the design and construction of astronomical instrumentation, especially at millimetre and sub-millimetre wavelengths, for ground and space-based observatories and for studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background; theoretical work on early Universe cosmology and the large-scale structure of the Universe.

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Research News

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 …

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