Physics and Astronomy Fellowships in Leicester

Physics and Astronomy Fellowships in Leicester

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 […]

Physics and Astronomy June 2021 Digest

Physics and Astronomy June 2021 Digest

With exams now behind us, and hopefully a pleasant summer ahead, the Physics Community Team want to share some of the recent highlights from the news blog in May and June 2021. Our Community Enormous congratulations to Dr. Jenny Carter on being awarded the prestigious 2021 Caroline Herschel Lectureship by the Royal Astronomical Society, and […]

Royal Society Summer Science festival set to inspire next generation of space scientists

Royal Society Summer Science festival set to inspire next generation of space scientists

Space experts from the University of Leicester will look to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with a series of live events exploring Mars as part of The Royal Society’s Summer Science festival. School pupils will have the opportunity to ‘meet’ members of the team behind the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin Rover, due to […]

SVOM Integration of Leicester’s MXT Optics

SVOM Integration of Leicester’s MXT Optics

The SVOM MXT telescope is being integrated by CNES in Toulouse, including the optics unit built at Leicester. One more crucial step towards launch next year. In April, space scientists at the University of Leicester delivered a completely new type of super-lightweight X-ray telescope mirror to study the greatest explosions in the Universe since the […]

Welcome to our Summer Interns

Welcome to our Summer Interns

A warm welcome to our SURE Interns for 2021, engaging in research from across the School of Physics and Astronomy. As announced in April, the School is supporting a number of undergraduates to join our research teams this summer, working on a diverse range of scientific projects. This programme is funded from several sources – […]

Dr. Suzie Imber on Cosmic Shambles

Dr. Suzie Imber on Cosmic Shambles

Suzie Imber from the School of Physics and Astronomy was one of the guests on this weeks Science Shambles podcast and live Q&A, and you can catch up on Youtube. If you missed #ScienceShambles Q&A live on June 27th, you can catch up now on YouTube and the podcast. Robin Ince & Helen Czerski were […]

UKSA Space for All Grant

UKSA Space for All Grant

The UK Space Agency have awarded a ‘Space for All’ grant, to Suzie Imber and Elliot Newstead for a project entitled ‘Open Space’. This £10,000 grant will be used to support primary space education in 40 local schools, through providing classroom activities, and take-home experiments for the children. The goal is to improve teacher confidence […]

The Competition for ESA’s Next Astronauts – Naomi Rowe-Gurney

The Competition for ESA’s Next Astronauts – Naomi Rowe-Gurney

Applications for ESA’s next astronauts recently closed, and several Leicester scientists were among the 22,500 people who applied – PhD student Naomi Rowe-Gurney was featured in the Telegraph, discussing her application. Planetary Scientist Naomi Rowe-Gurney was interviewed by Lizzie Roberts of the Telegraph newspaper, as one of the ~2000 British applicants to follow in the […]

Dr. Jenny Carter is the 2021 Caroline Herschel Lectureship Winner

Dr. Jenny Carter is the 2021 Caroline Herschel Lectureship Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Carter of Leicester’s Planetary Science Group on being awarded the prestigious 2021 Caroline Herschel Lectureship by the Royal Astronomical Society. The Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship was established in 2018 by what is now the Herschel Society, in association with the Royal Astronomical Society, to celebrate Caroline’s memory by supporting promising female […]

Solar System samples touch down in Leicester

Solar System samples touch down in Leicester

Samples from other worlds will be examined by space scientists at the University of Leicester as we continue to study the building blocks of the Solar System. Some of the first particles from asteroid Ryugu – returned by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) probe Hayabusa2 in 2020 – and samples from the Winchcombe meteorite, which […]

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