Astronomy and Astrophysics News
Wednesday 21st December 2016
The metamaterial device may help to discover more about gravitational waves which were emitted when the universe was first formed …
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.
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 …
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 …
Friday 10th June 2016
Researchers first to witness a supermassive black hole preparing for a "chaotic" feast at the centre of a distant galaxy …
Friday 15th April 2016
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Thursday 31st March 2016
Cardiff experts inspire the next generation of scientists at Science Alive 2016
Monday 14th March 2016
Dr Matthew Smith will attend the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in June 2016.
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 …
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?
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 …
Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Applications are invited from UK/EU students for 1st October 2015 start date.
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 …
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 …
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. …
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.
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Dr Rashmi Sudiwala describes deploying BICEP2 in the Big Freezer;
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.” …
Wednesday 26th February 2014
The School of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Voice of an Angel earlier this week.
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.
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.
Friday 13th December 2013
Cardiff University astronomers in "world first" find
Thursday 5th December 2013
Cutting-edge space science meeting is free and open to all.
Wednesday 27th November 2013
Cardiff scientists awarded £122,000 from the National Science Academy.
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 ...
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.
Tuesday 30th April 2013
Yet the work has only just begun, say Cardiff Astrophysicists.
Thursday 21st March 2013
Cardiff astronomers support Planck's mission to refine our understanding of the Universe.
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.
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.
Thursday 5th April 2012
Cardiff astronomers are amongst a team using the Herschel Space Observatory to view a galaxy that harbours a dark secret.
Monday 16th January 2012
The latest Herschel results.
Monday 16th January 2012
Historic mission finally comes to an end.
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.