Physics & Astronomy
From Mars, to Jupiter, and the planets beyond our solar system, University of Leicester researchers will join experts at the National Space Centre on July 2nd with their insights into our explorations of other worlds. The National Space Centre has announced that British European Space Agency astronaut reserve Meganne Christian will be joining them and […]
Join the team at the National Space Centre for their next Space Lates event, looking at the largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter. Space Lates is an evening created for people who want to know more – those who have an interest in astronomy, space missions, and the exciting research happening here in the […]
The SMILE SXI Instrument has recently passed the Instrument-level Critical Design Review (CDR), gaining approval from ESA technical experts to proceed with the build, test and delivery of the final space-flight hardware. SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer) is a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), which aims to […]
The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester welcomes applicants for independent research fellowships to be hosted here at the School. We welcome enquires from internal and external candidates to join the team in the School of Physics and Astronomy, working to attract prestigious national fellowships for independent research. We can offer […]
Please join us next week on Wednesday 22nd February from 1-3pm in the LTB, for a new style of Physics Research Bites – PhDating! 11 PhD students will give 3 minute talks on their research followed by a quick 3 minute Q&A to give you a ‘bite’ of PhD research. Afterwards we will have FREE […]
Did you know the first Moon landing occurred in 1638? 🚀 (At least in the imagination!) Modern planetary scientist Dr Suzie Imber critiques John Wilkins’s incredible 17th c. book on space travel with help of Royal Society librarian Keith Moore and readings by Lemn Sissay.
Join the team at the National Space Centre on January 20th, where they will explore the night sky, from constellation mythology to the future of the Universe and all about our own star; the Sun. We’ve curated a special evening packed with guest speakers, interactive workshops, planetarium shows, stargazing, and live demos. Explore our galleries […]
PhD student Niamh Topping on BBC East Midlands last night discussing findings from research taking place into the Winchcombe meteorite fall. You can watch the footage below.
Our guest speaker Dr Jennifer Carter will be giving a talk on the University of Leicester’s involvement with the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE), and how the mission is used to monitor the movement of Earth’s magnetopause boundary! UPDATE: Leicester locals can watch the presentation here. Refreshments will be available in the foyer […]
Applications are open for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE2023) scheme for 3rd and 4th year Leicester undergraduates. The SURE programme provides paid opportunities for talented undergraduates to get a flavour of the cutting-edge research being undertaken within the School of Physics and Astronomy. We will host 5-6 Leicester undergraduates (3rd or 4th year students) […]