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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.

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Noble gas molecule discovered in space

13 December 2013

Cardiff astronomers in 'world first'.


Inspiring young scientists

25 November 2013

Stars and stage to inspire new generation of Welsh scientists


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.

Seeing stars: largest ever observed in the Milky Way

11 July 2013

Stellar womb 500 times the mass of the sun about to give birth to monster star.

Showcasing scientific excellence

24 June 2013

Chinese Academy of Sciences delegation visit Cardiff University

£1M Marie Curie Fellowships boost Cardiff’s research profile

2 April 2013

Five international Fellows arrive in Cardiff University to bolster Wales’s knowledge base.

First ever Welsh-led EU space programme launched by Cardiff University

31 January 2013

€2M award will help develop new detectors to be used in future space missions.

TEDxCardiff partnership

27 April 2012

Watch videos from TEDxCardiff.

Why do golf balls have dimples?

25 January 2003

Ever wondered why golf balls have dimples or if bungee jumping can really make your eyes fall out – well, one award winning University science communicator thinks she has the answers.