Planetary

Leicester to lead Royal Astronomical Society livestream of Uranus

Leicester to lead Royal Astronomical Society livestream of Uranus

Astronomers and planetary scientists from the University of Leicester are to lead dedicated livestream observations of Uranus in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) to bring live imagery of the planet to the public in the UK and around the world. Members of the public are invited to view live footage of the ‘ice […]

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 […]

Leicester Planetary Scientist Shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards

Leicester Planetary Scientist Shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards

Enormous congratulations to Dr Beatriz Sánchez-Cano, who is on the shortlist for the 2021 Women of the Future Awards! Beatriz is an Ernest Rutherford Fellow within our Planetary Science Group, and is one of six candidates shortlisted in the Science category. The Women of the Future Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006, […]

Suzie Imber Wins the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture

Enormous congratulations to Dr. Suzie Imber this prestigious award in the 2021/22 Royal Society prize list. The Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2021 was awarded to Dr Suzanne Imber for her achievements in the field of planetary science and her well-considered project proposal with a potential for a high impact.  She will be awarded a […]

Leicester planetary scientists reveal secret behind Jupiter’s ‘energy crisis’

New research published in Nature has revealed the solution to Jupiter’s ‘energy crisis’, which has puzzled astronomers for decades. Space scientists at the University of Leicester worked with colleagues from the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA), Boston University, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) to reveal the mechanism behind […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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