School of Physics & Astronomy

Gravitational Waves research building

Green light for gravitational wave detector in India

22 February 2016

University scientists play crucial role in securing new gravitational wave detector for India

Gravitational waves

Space-time ripples detected for the very first time

11 February 2016

University scientists open a new window into the Universe as gravitational waves are detected for the first time

Juno Practitioner logo

Recognition for Our Commitment to Equality and Diversity

10 February 2016

The School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded Juno Practitioner status by the Institute of Physics’

George Osborne on his visit to the School of Physics and Astronomy

Chancellor announces £50m for new Cardiff innovation centre

7 January 2016

The Chancellor George Osborne announces £50m for new Cardiff innovation centre.

Colin Riordan and Matthew Allen

Communication award for early career researcher

9 November 2015

University researcher picks up inaugural communication award for engaging the public with astrophysics

Advanced LIGO project, USA

Hunt for Einstein’s “elusive” gravitational waves begins

2 October 2015

University researchers begin their search for tiny ripples in space

Telescope

Observing the Universe from the classroom

1 October 2015

New funding for University outreach project gives thousands of Welsh school children access to global high-tech telescope network.

Galaxy

Unraveling the history of galaxies

27 August 2015

Cardiff University experts provide first direct evidence of galaxy ‘metamorphosis’

Rosetta ston

Rosetta mission uncovered at Museum

20 August 2015

Senior Science Adviser at European Space Agency discusses ‘most exciting space exploration mission in decades’

Athena Swan Bronze Award

Commitment to women in science

7 October 2014

Athena Swan status renewed for commitment to promoting gender equality

hayley gomez

Inspire Wales Award Success

25 June 2014

Dr Hayley Gomez recognized for her contribution to science and technology.

Inspire Wales

Inspire Wales Awards 2014

20 June 2014

Cardiff staff shortlisted for inspiring students to reach for the stars.

Universe in a classroom

Cardiff project gives the Universe to school children in a box

23 May 2014

Welsh Government backed initiative reaches out to underserved schools to inspire a generation of scientists.

First direct evidence of cosmic inflation

17 March 2014

Cardiff physicists part of international team.

Cardiff University marks International Women’s Day

3 March 2014

Events across the city to honour and celebrate the achievements of women.

Future of cancer diagnosis brighter

21 January 2014

Techniques developed for astronomy benefit medicine.

Scientists inspect astronomical instrument

Royal Astronomical Society recognition for Cardiff stargazers

13 January 2014

Cardiff led international space project receives outstanding achievement award.

noble gas molecules

Noble gas molecule discovered in space

13 December 2013

Cardiff astronomers in 'world first'.

Galaxy

Inspiring young scientists

25 November 2013

Stars and stage to inspire new generation of Welsh scientists

Planck

Planck satellite receives its last command

24 October 2013

After 4.5 years of soaking up Big Bang radiation, the Planck satellite sends its farewell transmission.