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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 2022

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 2022

Interns from the School of Physics and Astronomy presented their discoveries and insights from the SURE (summer undergraduate research experience) programme for 2022, as reported by Leigh Fletcher. Every year, the SURE programme provides paid opportunities for talented undergraduates to get a flavour of the cutting-edge research being undertaken within the School of Physics and […]

SUREFest – Final Internship Presentations

SUREFest – Final Internship Presentations

This summer, the School of Physics and Astronomy has hosted 11 interns working as part of the SURE (summer undergraduate research experience) programme.  The SURE programme provides paid opportunities for talented undergraduates to get a flavour of the cutting-edge research being undertaken within the School of Physics and Astronomy. Our students will be presenting their […]

Alumni Association Graduating Student of the Year Award:  Megan Perks

Alumni Association Graduating Student of the Year Award: Megan Perks

Congratulations to Megan Perks, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, for winning the Leicester Alumni Association ‘Graduating Student of the Year Award.’ Megan is a final-year student studying for an MPhys Physics with Space Science (2022). The citation celebrating Megan’s achievement noted the following: Co-President of the University astronomical society – Astrosoc: In this […]

Announcing 2022 Summer Internships for Leicester Undergraduates

Announcing 2022 Summer Internships for Leicester Undergraduates

Applications are open for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) scheme for 3rd and 4th year Leicester undergraduates. The SURE programme provides paid opportunities for talented undergraduates to get a flavour of the cutting-edge research being undertaken within the School of Physics and Astronomy. We will host 5-6 Leicester undergraduates (3rd or 4th year students) […]

Physics Special Topics:  Santa’s Christmas magic is Real

Physics Special Topics: Santa’s Christmas magic is Real

A group of Physics students at the University of Leicester have ‘proved’ that there is such a thing as Santa’s Christmas magic. After calculating the amount of energy Santa needs to make his annual trip around the world and how much energy he would take in from all the mince pies and cookies left out […]

Astrophysics Seminar Wednesday 15th Dec, 3pm (POSTPONED from 8th Dec)

This week’s seminar will be by Rowan Smith (Manchester), on  “The Cloud Factory: resolving star formation in its galactic context” Abstract: I present suites of simulations that resolve individual molecular clouds down to ~0.1 pc scales while they are embedded within a larger galaxy simulation. This enables us to study fragmentation and star formation within […]

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 […]

AstRoSoc Success in the UKSEDS Satellite Design Competition – Mind Rover Matter

AstRoSoc Success in the UKSEDS Satellite Design Competition – Mind Rover Matter

Congratulations to the Mind-Rover-Matter team for their success in the UKSEDs Satellite Design Competition with their satellite S.P.A.R.K.L.E.S., achieving 4th place in the competition. Mind Rover Matter, in collaboration with AstRoSoc, was founded in October 2020 to participate in the Olympus Rover Trials competition hosted by UKSEDS. The competition saw the team design and develop […]

AstRoSoc Success in the UKSEDS Satellite Design Competition – SatXTeam

AstRoSoc Success in the UKSEDS Satellite Design Competition – SatXTeam

Congratulations to the SatXTeam for their success in the UKSEDs Satellite Design Competition with their satellite Cubesat NF1. SatXTeam, in collaboration with AstRoSoc, was founded in December 2020 and the team’s primary goal was to participate in the UKSEDS Satellite Design Competition. The team was composed of first and second year STEM undergraduate students who […]

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