Astro

Astrophysics Seminar Wed 1st 3pm.

This week’s seminar will be by Renske Smit (LJMU), on  “An ALMA view of galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization” Abstract: In the past decade hundreds of galaxy candidates have been identified in the Epoch of Reionization (EoR), selected from their rest-frame UV light. Only a handful of these sources, however, have spectroscopic redshift determinations […]

Astrophysics Seminar – Wed 24th Nov 3pm – Julie Wardlow (Lancaster)

This week’s astrophysics seminar will be by Julie Wardlow, on “Understanding the environments of extreme dusty star-formation in the distant Universe” Abstract: In recent years the high-redshift Universe has been increasingly opened to scrutiny at far-infrared wavelengths, where cool dust emission from star-formation dominates. The dusty star-forming galaxies (DSFGs), selected at these wavelengths likely represent […]

Space Telescopes and Lobsters

Space Telescopes and Lobsters

Want to know how lobsters and space telescopes are connected? Our Prof. Paul O’Brien, Dr Adrian Martindale and Dr Steve Sembay explain. Listen to this clip from the BBC World Service. X-ray space telescopes can be used to study big events like the formation of black holes. But, until recently, their field of vision has […]

Astrophysics Seminar Wed 17th 3pm

This week’s seminar will be by Nienke van der Marel (Leiden) on “Novel views on planet formation and dust evolution: connecting protoplanetary disk demographics with exoplanets, debris disks and exoplanet atmospheres.“ The Teams link can be found iat the bottom of this post. Please get in touch if there are any access issues (ab520). Abstract: […]

Doctoral Inaugural Lecture by Dr. Sam Turnpenney

On Wednesday starting at 5pm, Sam Turnpenney, an alumni of Physics, is one of two recent graduates presenting their Doctoral Inaugural Lecture. Sam’s talk is on “Modelling magnetospheric radio emission from exoplanets”. To book and further details, see the Eventbrite page. This is for members with a University of Leicester email address and access will […]

The Impact of Mega-Constellations on Astronomy – Zooniverse Project

The Impact of Mega-Constellations on Astronomy – Zooniverse Project

Leicester undergraduate Megan Perks is part of an ESA internship group researching the impact of mega-constellation satellites on space-based telescopes. Her team are looking for volunteers to engage with their citizen science project to identify satellite trails in Hubble images. When we think of the biggest threats to science today we often think of rouge […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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