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Physics and Astronomy Blog:  Summer Digest

Physics and Astronomy Blog: Summer Digest

With the start of the new academic year upon us, the Physics Community team would like to remind you about the School blog, a key resource for sharing news, celebrating successes, and circulating announcements to the entire Physics and Astronomy community. Submitting News Stories Anyone is welcome to submit blog posts to the editor – […]

Announcing the 2021 Yearbook

Announcing the 2021 Yearbook

The Physics Community Team, and the Leicester Physics News Team, are delighted to announce the publication of the 2021 Yearbook for the School of Physics and Astronomy. Continuing our annual tradition, we have brought together the very best news stories from the Physics and Astronomy community and assembled our Yearbook. The 2021 Yearbook can be […]

Physics and Astronomy October-November 2021 Digest

Physics and Astronomy October-November 2021 Digest

As we head towards the end of the Autumn term in the School of Physics and Astronomy, the Physics Community Team would like to share some of the highlights from across the School during the past two months. It’s nearly time for us to assemble our Yearbook for 2021 from the pages of this blog, […]

Physics and Astronomy Summer 2021 Digest

Physics and Astronomy Summer 2021 Digest

As we look ahead to a brand new academic year, and with life returning to campus for Leicester’s Centenary Year, the Physics Community team would like to share some of the news stories that have appeared on our School Blog during the summer months. Anyone within the School is encouraged to submit posts and stories to […]

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 […]

The 2021 Partial Solar Eclipse

The 2021 Partial Solar Eclipse

June 10th gave skywatchers a glimpse of an awesome celestial phenomenon… albeit through the cloudy skies of Leicestershire. A partial Solar Eclipse occurred on the morning of June 10th, visible from here in the UK, with about 23% coverage from Leicester. The timings of eclipses can be found using timeanddate.com, showing coverage maps and precise […]

Physics and Astronomy April 2021 Digest

Physics and Astronomy April 2021 Digest

With the end of the spring term, the Easter break, and the approach of the summer exam period, life in the School of Physics and Astronomy remains as busy as ever. This month’s digest summarises activity in March and April 2021, and please remember that all contributions are welcome! Our Community Read about how Oliver […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2021 was celebrated on 8 March 2021 with a programme of online events. The wall of women returned to the University in virtual form. Over 900 plaques were written celebrating the contribution women make to the university. The wall will remain online for a year here, although new plaques currently cannot be […]

Physics and Astronomy February 2021 Digest

Physics and Astronomy February 2021 Digest

Two months in to 2021, and our Leicester Physics community remains distributed far and wide across the UK and beyond. Nevertheless, spring and a sense of optimism are in the air, as we head into the final weeks of the spring term. Competition Time! AstRoSoc recently announced an opportunity for budding astrophotographers to have their […]

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 – Part 3

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 – Part 3

On February 11th the School of Physics and Astronomy joined in with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrations, using Twitter (@PhysicsUoL) to showcase some of the valuable, innovative research currently being led by women around the School. In the final post in this series, we move beyond the planetary explorers showcased […]

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