Graduates

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 – Part 2

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 – Part 2

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 this second in a series of three posts, we move beyond the planetary explorers […]

Leicester graduate launches space career with NASA

Leicester graduate launches space career with NASA

Congratulations to Leicester PhD student Daniel Watters, a PhD student from Leicester’s Earth Observation Science Group, has been awarded a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, US. Daniel has studied at the University of Leicester since 2013. He first received an MPhys Physics with Astrophysics degree in July […]

Entries Open for the Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Entries Open for the Three-Minute Thesis Competition

The University of Leicester is back hosting its own 3 Minute Thesis annual competition and this year it is open to Early Career Researchers and PostDocs.   3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Entries will be judged on their ability to communicate research in a non-technical […]

Congrats to Soheb Mandhai – Winning Entry for RAS Early Career Poster Exhibition

Congrats to Soheb Mandhai – Winning Entry for RAS Early Career Poster Exhibition

The School congratulates researcher Soheb Mandhai on one of the five winning entries for the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) poster exhibition. With NAM cancelled in the RAS’s 200th anniversary year, the RAS wanted to give early career researchers the opportunity to share their work in a format that is freely available to all. Led by […]

Why Not… Join the Conversation on Discord?

Why Not… Join the Conversation on Discord?

Undergraduate students in the School of Physics and Astronomy run the “To Infinity and Beyond” Discord server, open to all to maintain a strong community during the months of lockdown. For many of us, learning how to communicate and maintain friendships in a virtual world is a relatively new experience, with many hours of formal […]

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