School of Physics & Astronomy

Compound semiconductor research equipment

£2m equipment award for Hub

27 February 2017

EPSRC funding strengthens Cardiff’s new CS Manufacturing Hub

Annular eclipse

‘Special time’ for eclipses

20 February 2017

‘Solar eclipses are one of nature’s greatest wonders’

Diamonds on computer display screen

Cardiff scientists in £4m bid to find tomorrow’s technologies

17 February 2017

University joins EPSRC consortium

Richard Lewis receiving his award

Dr Richard Lewis Wins National Instruments Engineering Impact Award

15 February 2017

Dr Richard Lewis has won a National Instruments Engineering Impact Award for innovative postgraduate teaching.

A group of teachers at the event

Welsh teachers reach for the stars

10 February 2017

The School of Physics and Astronomy has held its largest-ever teacher training event.

Researcher looking at compound semiconductor

£13m EU funding boost for Compound Semiconductors

30 January 2017

Backing will help build and equip Institute’s clean room

Simulation of two black holes merging

Gravitational Waves Researchers receive Royal Astronomical Society Award

23 January 2017

The LIGO team are to be presented with the Group Achievement Award by the RAS.

ER-HWP working principle: upon reflection, the polarization parallel to the wire-grid experiences a phase-shift of 180 degrees, i.e. is reversed in its orientation, whereas the polarisation perpendicular to it stays in the same direction.

New metamaterial device may help detect B-Mode polarization from the CMB

21 December 2016

The metamaterial device may help to discover more about gravitational waves which were emitted when the universe was first formed.

An example of compound semiconductors in action

£10m Award Creates New Compound Semiconductor Hub

5 December 2016

A £10m award announced today puts Cardiff University at the forefront of research into cutting-edge Compound Semiconductor technologies.

The Gravitational Physics team picking up their award.

Gravitational Physicists collect Vice Chancellor’s accolade

25 November 2016

The Gravitational Physics Group has been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University, part of the Celebrating Excellence Awards for 2016.

Gravitational Wave - Artwork

Artwork inspired by gravitational wave discovery

24 November 2016

Cardiff-based artist to reveal new oil painting encapsulating the landmark detection of gravitational waves

Cardiff Physicists represent Wales in prestigious debating competition

11 November 2016

Kyle and Jonathan will compete in Oxford this weekend.

The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Paving the way for more efficient solar cell devices

7 November 2016

Cardiff researchers have teamed up with UK and international partners to work on new solar power techniques.

Left-to-Right: Chris North, David Mackie, Haley Gomez and Jonathan Dobbs.

Astronomy inspires public park art

28 October 2016

Cardiff academics were guests of honour at the unveiling of 'Constellations' at Channel Heights Housing Development.

Latest NSS reports high student satisfaction

16 August 2016

National Student Survey shows student satisfaction at 96% for second year in a row.

Graduate Profile: Mike Green

11 August 2016

MPhys graduate Mike shares his experience.

Antikythera Mechanism (Copyright required)

Research sheds light on ancient device

2 August 2016

A researcher from the School of Physics and Astronomy is at the centre of a project shedding new light on the Antikythera Mechanism, a 2000 year old artefact which is believed to be the world’s oldest computer

Universe becoming cleaner as cosmic dust is mopped up by stars

6 July 2016

Brand new images from the Herschel Space Observatory give unprecedented insight into the lives of stars and galaxies.

Gravitational waves

Astronomers detect new gravitational wave

15 June 2016

LIGO scientists detect “fantastically weak” gravitational wave signal from the merging of two black holes

Black Hole chart

Black hole signals mark 'true beginning' of gravitational wave astronomy

15 June 2016

A billion-year-old wave activity has been detected.