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Astrophysicist included in book about Welsh women

4 June 2019

Astrophysicist Professor Haley Gomez is included in Welsh language book for children about inspiring Welsh women.

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Experts develop nanolasers on silicon

29 May 2019

Integrated design can drive photonics

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Students rewarded for their engagement support

16 May 2019

Students who contribute to engagement with the community receive awards.

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Top US honour for Cardiff scientist

14 May 2019

Professor Bernard Schutz elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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Cardiff University launches innovative new Centre for Doctoral Training

13 May 2019

The EPSRC has funded an exciting new Centre for Doctoral Training in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing.

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Have scientists observed a black hole swallowing a neutron star?

3 May 2019

Excitement builds amongst gravitational wave community as upgraded detectors instantly deliver on their promise

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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

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Seeing the unseeable

10 April 2019

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

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Cardiff joins AI Doctoral Training Centre

21 February 2019

University partners Swansea

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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

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Pioneering professor wins Eddington Medal

11 January 2019

Royal Astronomical Society prize for Professor Bernard Schutz

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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

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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