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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

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Cardiff named University of the Year

3 November 2017

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

Data Innovation Research Institute

New centre to train next generation of data scientists

27 October 2017

Cardiff University awarded Centre for Doctoral Training to tackle growing issue of managing mountains of data from large-scale science projects

Neutron stars

First detection of gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars

16 October 2017

Cardiff University scientists make critical contribution to landmark discovery

Nobel Prize Physics Laureates

LIGO scientists celebrate Nobel Prize

3 October 2017

Cardiff University’s Gravitational Physics Group are celebrating the awarding of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne.

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First joint detection of gravitational waves

27 September 2017

LIGO and Virgo detectors join forces to detect gravitational waves form merging black holes

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£1.1m project reaches for the Cloud

13 September 2017

Compound Semiconductor Centre to build high-speed technologies.

Cabinet Ministers at ICS

Institute for Compound Semiconductors gathers pace

6 September 2017

First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Wales visit cutting-edge tech hub.

The Geminga pulsar (inside the black circle) is moving towards the upper left, and the orange dashed arc and cylinder show the ‘bow-wave’ and a ‘wake’. The region shown is 1.3 light-years across.

Remaking planets after star-death

11 July 2017

Dr Jane Greaves from the School of Physics and Astronomy presented her work on planet formation at the National Astronomy Meeting.

Artist's illustration of Supernova 1987A

Cosmic “dust factory” reveals clues to how stars are born

10 July 2017

Scientists find new molecules within remnants of an exploded star for the very first time