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PhysUoL Live: Next Big Thing in Astro

PhysUoL Live:  Next Big Thing in Astro

The Physics Community Team is delighted to invite all members of the School to the first PhysUoL Live discussion event, this Friday November 27th at 4pm. This will be the first in a series of live Q&A sessions hosted via Microsoft Teams, allowing students and staff to get up to speed with the latest scientific […]

Why Not…. Join Our All-School Quiz on December 1st?

Why Not…. Join Our All-School Quiz on December 1st?

As we’re nearing the end of term, we thought we’d have a bit of fun, so the Physics Community team is excited to invite all members of the School to an All-School Quiz on Tuesday the 1st of December at 5:30-7:30 pm. We want this to be an opportunity for us to better connect with […]

Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society webinar: UK as a Global Space Power

Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society webinar: UK as a Global Space Power

The Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society is hosting a webinar with a panel including Leicester’s Professor John Remedios, discussing the UK as a global space power. Have you noticed the increasing presence of space in UK news? That’s not just because space is exciting (although it is!), it’s not just because the BBC loves space stories […]

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 […]

Conversations With… Dr Tom Stallard

Conversations With… Dr Tom Stallard

Dr Tom Stallard is the Post-graduate Tutor in the School of Physics and Astronomy as well as being an Associate Professor of Planetary Astronomy. What is your official Job Role? I am an Associate Professor of Planetary Astronomy. Can you briefly describe your role within the School of Physics and Astronomy? I have a combined […]

Leicester in Space: 1960-69

The University of Leicester has a long and distinguished record of involvement in space science. In the first of a series of blog posts written for the 50th anniversary (2011), Professor Ken Pounds describes how Leicester came to be in the forefront of space research and charts the milestones in space exploration. Nations around the […]

PhD Projects for 2021

PhD Projects for 2021

Several proposed STFC-supported PhD studentships in Planetary Science and Astrophysics will be available at the University of Leicester, starting in September 2021.   Application Deadline for STFC projects:  January 20th 2021. The list of advertised projects can be found here, including (but not limited to) topics in Planetary Science, Astrophysics, and Space hardware. STFC projects are listed […]

Why Not… Run a Crossword Morning?

Why Not… Run a Crossword Morning?

Postgraduates within the School run crossword coffee mornings every day to stay connected during home working, writes Rosie Hodnett. Sometimes we need an excuse to run a virtual meeting to get people talking. The PGR students within the Planetary Science Group have been running daily crossword puzzles to keep people connected, and this model could […]

Charles Cockell on Astrobiology: National Space Centre Q&A

Charles Cockell on Astrobiology: National Space Centre Q&A

Join the National Space Centre on Friday 13 November at 19:00 for a special #SciFRI, as Charles Cockell, Professor of Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh takes part in a live Q&A session. Professor Cockell studies life in extreme environments, the habitability of extra-terrestrial environments, and space biology. He currently sits on the science advisory […]

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