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AstroSeminar: Disc eccentricity driving type I and type II outbursts in Be/X-ray binaries

This week (28th Oct) the virtual Wednesday talk will be delivered by Dr. Alessia Franchini (Università Milano-Bicocca), who will present “Disc eccentricity driving type I and type II outbursts in Be/X-ray binaries”. Members of the School can access this seminar via Microsoft Teams  Title : Disc eccentricity driving type I and type II outbursts in Be/X-ray binaries.  […]

Opportunity: Telespazio Technology Contest

Students (graduated and non-graduated), PhDs and Researchers at the University of Leicester are invited to participate to the #T-TeC (Telespazio Technology Contest). This initiative is promoted by Telespazio to enhance university research activities within a well-established “Open Innovation” process. This process is part of the “Idea Factory” of Leonardo S.p.A. The contest aimed at all […]

Suzie Imber live in Conversation with Tim Peake

Suzie Imber live in Conversation with Tim Peake

Leicester’s Dr. Suzie Imber will be hosting a live conversation with UK Astronaut Tim Peake, from the Science Museum on October 15th. Join Tim Peake and Dr Suzie Imber live from the Exploring Space gallery—the home of the Soyuz spacecraft that carried him back to Earth from the International Space Station in 2016—to find out […]

PlanetarySeminar: Giant Planets in the Thermal Infrared

Dr. Leigh Fletcher gave a lecture at the Thermal Infrared Astronomy Workshop sponsored by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in October 2020, highlighting the planetary atmospheres research at the University of Leicester. Mid-infrared imaging and spectroscopy provides a powerful diagnostic of the atmospheric conditions on the giant planets of our Solar System, from their churning […]

Conversations with… Dr Simon Vaughan

Conversations with… Dr Simon Vaughan

Dr Simon Vaughan is an Associate Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, as well as being one of the two Academic Directors of the School, written by Emily Baldwin. This new segment ‘Conversations with…’ asks a number of staff questions about themselves and their work. This first article is provided by Dr Simon […]

Expanding Student Perceptions of the Universe through Art

Expanding Student Perceptions of the Universe through Art

Dr. Gabby Provan collaborates with the Fermynwoods Contemporary Art centre to deliver a workshop helping to expand student perceptions of the multi-wavelength universe. Fermynwoods Contemporary Art centre specializes in Art + Education, engaging students in a range of educational topics through the medium of art. In September 2020 their educational centre, deep in Fermyn Woods, […]

Nobel Prize: How Penrose, Genzel and Ghez helped put black holes at the centre of modern astrophysics

The award of this year’s Nobel prize in physics to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez will be greeted with enormous pleasure by physicists and astronomers worldwide. Professor Andrew King blogs about the importance of their research (reprinted from the Conversation). The award of this Nobel prize recognises the central importance of black holes […]

Six Decades of Space Science

Six Decades of Space Science

At the start of World Space Week, we’re marking 60 years of space science at the University of Leicester. Leicester has had a Physics Department since 1924, long before it gained University status. It was in 1957 – appropriately enough, the year that Sputnik 1 was launched – that Leicester University College was granted the […]

AstroSeminar: Expecting the unexpected in the search for extraterrestrial life

This week’s virtual Wednesday talk will be by Peter Vickers (Durham), a philosopher, who will present “Expecting the unexpected in the search for extraterrestrial life” Members of the School can access this seminar via Microsoft Teams. ABSTRACT: On p. 10 of the 2018 National Academies Exoplanet Science Strategy document (NASEM 2018), ‘Expect the unexpected’ is described […]

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