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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

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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 …

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