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Mentoring for 240 physics GCSE pupils

17 April 2019

Universities train students to support pupils to progress to science A-levels

Black hole

Seeing the unseeable

10 April 2019

First ever image of a black hole captured by network of telescopes from around the globe

AI robot

Cardiff joins AI Doctoral Training Centre

21 February 2019

University partners Swansea

Cosmic dust supernovae blast

Cosmic dust forms in supernovae blasts

20 February 2019

New discovery solves mystery of how building blocks of stars and planets form

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Leading the search for supernovae and unusual transients

8 February 2019

Newly appointed lecturer, Dr Cosimo Inserra, is awarded a long term astronomical survey.

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EPSRC funds CS Centre for Doctoral Training

4 February 2019

Boost for UK CS wafer manufacturing

Mike Edmunds receiving the Giuseppe Sciacca International Award for Physics

International awards for School of Physics and Astronomy academics

1 February 2019

Professors Mike Edmunds and Matt Griffin have received prestigious international awards for their research work.

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Engaging young people with real astronomy

25 January 2019

The School of Physics and Astronomy has received £445,000 as part of two grants worth over £8 million for projects aimed at young people.

Gravitational waves experiment

Better ‘hearing aids’ to listen to the Universe

23 January 2019

Cardiff University receives new funding to help improve sensitivity of gravitational wave detectors

Bernard Schutz

Pioneering professor wins Eddington Medal

11 January 2019

Royal Astronomical Society prize for Professor Bernard Schutz

Earth from space

Groovy young rock stars and the Holy Grail

3 January 2019

Cardiff professor on the hunt for another Earth

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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

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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