Planetary

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 – […]

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 […]

Leicester Planetary Scientist in BBC Earth Feature on Jupiter

Leicester Planetary Scientist in BBC Earth Feature on Jupiter

Dr. Henrik Melin was interviewed for a feature for @BBCEarth about the greatest of planets – Jupiter. He discusses Juno’s exploration of the giant planet, and highlights some of the latest discoveries. The feature is available to watch on Facebook Watch: https://fb.watch/5ZDdN4Ei0J/

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