School of Physics & Astronomy

Winners of the Young Physicists of the Year receiving their awards

Young physicists recognised for achievement

10 August 2018

The School of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Ogden Trust School Physicist of the Year event on Wednesday 18th July to celebrate young regional physicists.

School pupils taking part in science demonstration

Mars ‘mission’ for pupils

26 June 2018

Young learners to tackle science challenge set by University experts

Professor Haley Gomez

Professor Haley Gomez awarded MBE

15 June 2018

Professor Haley Gomez has been awarded an MBE for her services to astrophysics and astronomy

Haley Gomez - Birthday Honors

Queen’s Birthday Honours

12 June 2018

University community celebrates royal recognition

Nanodiamonds

Discovery in the sky with nanodiamonds

11 June 2018

Tiny particles of diamond responsible for mysterious source of microwaves across the Milky Way

Barry Barish

Nobel Prize winner welcomed to Cardiff

11 June 2018

Professor Barry Barish delivers public lecture to coincide with launch of Cardiff University’s new Gravity Exploration Institute

People working in the clean room

Swansea and Cardiff team up to help Welsh economy

1 June 2018

£3.2m EU-backed investment to pioneer cutting edge technology

SPICA

“Super-cool” observatory to explore hidden universe

14 May 2018

SPICA mission will be considered by European Space Agency for its next medium-class space mission

Two black holes

Conference on "Colliding Stars and Black Holes" to launch new research institute

3 May 2018

The School of Physics and Astronomy will be holding a two day conference on "Colliding Stars and Black Holes" to launch its new Gravity Exploration research institute

Stars over mountains

Research casts doubt on theories of star formation

30 April 2018

New findings reveal surprising distribution of star-forming cores outside of our galaxy

Pint of Science

‘Pint of Science’ returns to Cardiff pubs

11 April 2018

Academics will once again bring science to the masses as part of world’s largest festival of public science talks

ailen life phosphorus

Absent phosphorus questions possible life on other planets

5 April 2018

New research finds little evidence of one of Earth’s most valuable elements in distant part of the Universe

ARIEL mission craft

Green light for exoplanet mission

20 March 2018

European Space Agency announces details of international science mission, including scientists from Cardiff University, to explore how exoplanets – planets around distant stars – form and evolve

Image of dress designed by Wendy Sadler

A coded message for the Queen

1 February 2018

Wendy Sadler collects her MBE in a very special dress designed with sound waves.

Ada's Adventures in Science

Science comic book Kickstarter launches in Cardiff

18 January 2018

Campaign created to share science comic book trilogy with schoolchildren around the world

Cardiff physicists celebrate Nobel success

Cardiff physicists celebrate Nobel success

11 January 2018

Cardiff University’s LIGO members attend Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm to celebrate with this year’s laureates

HAtlas image

A century of galaxy discrimination revealed by giant European astronomy survey

21 December 2017

View of the Universe provided by traditional optical telescopes is biased, according to new research.

cosmic rays

Wales gets its first network of cosmic ray detectors

30 November 2017

Major international project will give schoolchildren the chance to explore some of the most important questions in astrophysics

0.4m telescope at the Las Cumbres Observatory

Public to join the hunt for Einstein's gravitational waves

24 November 2017

New citizen science project will allow public to search the sky for signs of violent cosmic events that lead to the production of space-time ripples

CUBRIC cladding

Cardiff named University of the Year

3 November 2017

Clean sweep for nominations at the Business and Education Partnerships Awards.