School of Physics & Astronomy

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Largest ever black hole merger detected

7 December 2018

Scientists observe gravitational waves emanating from the collision of two giant black holes roughly five billion light years from Earth

Airport queue

New passenger scanner uses space technology to speed up airport security

4 December 2018

Cutting-edge technology trialled in UK

Supernova Remnant

Glass made from exploding stars

16 November 2018

Scientists discover for the first time that silica is made inside the heart of a supernova

wafer Compound Semiconductor

Cardiff in bid to build mini atomic clock

15 November 2018

KAIROS ‘made in UK’

Cosmic fountain

Cosmic fountain offers clues to how galaxies evolve

6 November 2018

International team of scientists observe plumes of cold molecular gas sprayed out by a black hole a billion light-years from Earth

Chinese delegates visit ICS

Chinese delegates visit ICS

5 November 2018

Cardiff hosts Chongqing Government

Katherine Dooley

Cardiff scientist wins prestigious award for gravitational wave detection

31 October 2018

Dr Katherine Dooley picks up Philip Leverhulme Prize for her contribution to the first ever detection of gravitational waves

Students engaging in AS level workshop

HEFCW funding awarded to support outreach project

18 October 2018

A project led by the School of Physics and Astronomy has received over £199,000 for outreach activities.

Karen Holford

Supercomputing programme launches in Wales

12 October 2018

Cardiff University-led programme will enable the country to compete globally for research and innovation projects

blue and red laser

Physicists fight laser chaos with quantum chaos

24 August 2018

To tame chaos in powerful semiconductor lasers, scientists have introduced another kind of chaos

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