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Physics and Astronomy top in Wales in Guardian University Guide

1 October 2021

Physics and Astronomy top in Wales in Guardian Guide

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Athena Swan Silver Award for School of Physics and Astronomy

7 September 2021

The School achieves recognition of its commitment to gender equality with an Athena Swan Silver Award.

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Obituary to Dr. Phil Buckle

16 July 2021

With a heavy heart, but great fondness, all of us here mourn the death of our friend Phil Buckle

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Cardiff lecturer strives to tackle gender inequality in physics

15 July 2021

Wendy Sadler delivers presentation as part of '7th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics'

Gang of black holes spotted at centre of star cluster

5 July 2021

Scientists say surprising new finding could explain the mass evacuation of stars in a tidal stream which, up until now, has remained a mystery.

Black hole and neutron star merger detected for first time

29 June 2021

Cardiff University scientists help to identify brand new source of gravitational waves around a billion light-years from Earth

Cardiff astronomers join Twinkle space mission

10 June 2021

Academics from the School of Physics and Astronomy are taking part in a pioneering space telescope project to understand more about planets beyond our Solar System

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Students speak up to praise excellence in teaching

3 June 2021

Physics staff recognised for excellence in teaching via the Enriching Student Life Awards

Breakthrough in 3D magnetic nanostructures could transform modern-day computing

28 May 2021

Cardiff University scientists create first ever three-dimensional replica of ‘spin-ice’ material

Cardiff academic named President of the Royal Astronomical Society

25 May 2021

Professor Mike Edmunds to lead the prestigious 200-year-old organisation

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Cardiff attracts Nobel laureate for inspiring lecture on how to teach science

21 May 2021

Professor Carl Wieman of Stanford University delivers enlightening insight to innovate education

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Student-driven program gives valuable insight to charities

17 May 2021

PhD students help charities to discover advanced data capabilities

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PhD Students recognised for excellence in teaching and learning support

13 May 2021

First PhD students to achieve the status of ‘Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy’ (AFHEA)

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Fellowship for pioneer of gravitational wave astronomy

10 May 2021

Professor Bernard Schutz is made a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Report highlights CS cluster’s resilience

22 April 2021

Welsh Economic Research Unit evaluates economic baseline.

‘SMART expertise’ supports growing semiconductor cluster

1 April 2021

Project delivers compound semiconductor (CS) laser devices

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Funding secured to develop next generation laser technology

10 March 2021

Cardiff set to break new ground in the development of compound semiconductor lasers

Cardiff physicist picks up prestigious international award

2 March 2021

Dr Cosimo Inserra wins the MERAC Prize for the Best Early Career Researcher in Observational Astrophysics.

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Portrait of young galaxy throws theory of galaxy formation on its head

11 February 2021

Scientists from Cardiff University peer 12 billion years into the past to reveal distant galaxy with an unexpected appearance

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Cardiff scientists to lead hunt for dark matter

13 January 2021

New £5m project will use state-of-the-art quantum technology to track down the Universe’s most mysterious material and try to shed new light on the nature of space-time