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Brightest Gamma-Ray Burst Detected by Swift

Brightest Gamma-Ray Burst Detected by Swift

On the afternoon of Sunday 9th October, the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) onboard Swift triggered on a new and incredibly bright gamma-ray source – write Kim Page, Andy Beardmore and Phil Evans. This first trigger was followed, about seven minutes later, by a second trigger on the same source. A double trigger such as this […]

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 S├ínchez-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, […]

AstroSeminar: Michelle Collins (Surrey), “Understanding the mysteries of the Low Surface Brightness Universe “

The department seminar this week (Wed 3rd of Feb) will be delivered by Dr. Michelle Collins (Surrey), at usual time (3.00 pm). Please find below title and abstract of the seminar. If you did not receive the invitation on Teams please send an me email (er198[at]leicester.ac.uk). Title: Understanding the mysteries of the Low Surface Brightness […]

AstroSeminar: Prof. Ilya Mandel (Melbourne),”The promise of gravitational-wave astrophysics”. (Note the unusual time: 10 am)

This week the Wednesday Department seminar (27 Jan 2021) will be delivered by Prof. Ilya Mandel (Melbourne), at 10 am (please note the unusual time). Please find below title and abstract of his talk. If you did not receive the Teams invitation email please send me an email (er198[at]leicester.ac.uk). Title: “The promise of gravitational-wave astrophysics” […]

AstroSeminar: Prof. Isobel Hook, “Cosmology with supernovae: past, present and future”

This week the department seminar will be delivered by Prof. Isobel Hook (Lancaster), at usual time (3.00 pm) on Teams. Please find below title and abstract of her talk. If you did not receive the Teams invitation email please send me an email (er198[at]leicester.ac.uk). Title: Cosmology with supernovae: past, present and future Abstract: In this […]

PlanetarySeminar: Magnetosphere-ionosphere Coupling at Saturn and Jupiter

Dr. Gabby Provan, a planetary researcher in the School of Physics and Astronomy, joined the MIST team (Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial) to discuss the latest findings from Jupiter and Saturn. Abstract: The gas giants Jupiter and Saturn are both rapid rotators, with active volcanic moons and complicated ring systems. Their magnetospheres are driven both by […]

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