Physics & Astronomy
CENTA Application Deadline: 10 January 2024 – further details on our CENTA page. STFC Application deadline: 19 January 2024 – further details on our STFC page. Start date: 23 September 2024 Overview The School of Physics and Astronomy offer PhD projects for September 2024 entry. Astrophysics and Planetary Science PhDs are funded by the Science and Technology Facilities […]
As part of our events to mark Black History Month this October, we’re really excited to have our new Chancellor, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, join us for a very special event on campus on Friday 20 October. In Conversation with Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is an intimate and candid discussion hosted by myself and Jade Thomas, […]
Summer Undergraduate Internships within the School of Physics and Astronomy came to an end in August, and our interns have been sharing their thoughts and experiences over on LinkedIn. These include: Congratulations to all of our interns, and immense thanks for all the work they put in during summer 2023!
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 […]