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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

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Gravitational waves provide clues to how black holes are born

1 June 2017

Cardiff University researchers help international team observe giant pair of spinning black holes over three billion light years away

Some of the award winners at the Chaos Ball.

Student role models recognised for their contribution to outreach and admissions

17 May 2017

Awards were presented to students and staff at this year's Chaos Ball.

A research student during an experiment.

Undergraduate research opportunities

15 May 2017

Paid research opportunities for undergraduate students this summer.

University welcomes £38m Compound Semiconductor deal

8 May 2017

Ten councils back CS Foundry.

Satellite circling Earth

Cardiff student wins UK Space Agency competition

13 April 2017

Physics student Chloe Hewitt picks up prize for novel idea using satellites to identify disused buildings

Compound semiconductor research equipment

SIOE celebrates science of semiconductors

13 April 2017

Conference examines roles for new materials

Compound semiconductor research equipment

£2m equipment award for Hub

27 February 2017

EPSRC funding strengthens Cardiff’s new CS Manufacturing Hub

Annular eclipse

‘Special time’ for eclipses

20 February 2017

‘Solar eclipses are one of nature’s greatest wonders’

Diamonds on computer display screen

Cardiff scientists in £4m bid to find tomorrow’s technologies

17 February 2017

University joins EPSRC consortium

Richard Lewis receiving his award

Dr Richard Lewis Wins National Instruments Engineering Impact Award

15 February 2017

Dr Richard Lewis has won a National Instruments Engineering Impact Award for innovative postgraduate teaching.

A group of teachers at the event

Welsh teachers reach for the stars

10 February 2017

The School of Physics and Astronomy has held its largest-ever teacher training event.

Researcher looking at compound semiconductor

£13m EU funding boost for Compound Semiconductors

30 January 2017

Backing will help build and equip Institute’s clean room

Simulation of two black holes merging

Gravitational Waves Researchers receive Royal Astronomical Society Award

23 January 2017

The LIGO team are to be presented with the Group Achievement Award by the RAS.

ER-HWP working principle: upon reflection, the polarization parallel to the wire-grid experiences a phase-shift of 180 degrees, i.e. is reversed in its orientation, whereas the polarisation perpendicular to it stays in the same direction.

New metamaterial device may help detect B-Mode polarization from the CMB

21 December 2016

The metamaterial device may help to discover more about gravitational waves which were emitted when the universe was first formed.

An example of compound semiconductors in action

£10m Award Creates New Compound Semiconductor Hub

5 December 2016

A £10m award announced today puts Cardiff University at the forefront of research into cutting-edge Compound Semiconductor technologies.

The Gravitational Physics team picking up their award.

Gravitational Physicists collect Vice Chancellor’s accolade

25 November 2016

The Gravitational Physics Group has been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University, part of the Celebrating Excellence Awards for 2016.

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Artwork inspired by gravitational wave discovery

24 November 2016

Cardiff-based artist to reveal new oil painting encapsulating the landmark detection of gravitational waves

Cardiff Physicists represent Wales in prestigious debating competition

11 November 2016

Kyle and Jonathan will compete in Oxford this weekend.