School of Physics & Astronomy

cosmic rays

Wales gets its first network of cosmic ray detectors

30 November 2017

Major international project will give schoolchildren the chance to explore some of the most important questions in astrophysics

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

CUBRIC cladding

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.

gravitational waves black holes

First joint detection of gravitational waves

27 September 2017

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

CS manufacturing

£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.

CS chip

CS Connected unites cluster

10 July 2017

Brand highlighted at innovation event.

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

Left: three colour composite image of SDC13; Right: Brand new, high resolution map of SDC13.

First look at the gravitational dance that drives stellar formation

6 July 2017

A postgraduate from the School of Physics and Astronomy will present her research at the National Astronomy Meeting.

Logo of the Science and Technology Facilities Council

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: Internal Deadline 10th August 2017

5 July 2017

The internal deadline for the Ernest Rutherford Fellowships is 10th August.

Cardiff research exhibition

Cardiff science on show at annual Royal Society exhibition

4 July 2017

Thousands of members of the public set for a unique insight into Cardiff University’s cutting-edge research

Simulation of two black holes merging

Listening to Einstein’s Universe at the Royal Society exhibition

4 July 2017

Members of the public are set to receive an insight into the School of Physics and Astronomy's world-leading research.

Wendy Sadler

Cardiff academics pick up prestigious physics awards

3 July 2017

Dr Jane Greaves and Wendy Sadler MBE recognised for their outstanding contribution to physics research and engagement

CS wafer

Cluster open for business

3 July 2017

Introducing CS Connected – the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster.

Dr Wendy Sadler

Engagement champion receives recognition in Queen’s Birthday Honours

29 June 2017

Dr Wendy Sadler has been recognised for services to science, engineering communication and engagement.

Professor Malcom Mason

Queen’s Birthday Honours

22 June 2017

University community recognised for outstanding contribution