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A composite image of multiple observations of a massive galaxy cluster 3.8 billion light-years from Earth taken from space and ground-based telescopes

Black hole fashions stellar beads on a string

21 February 2024

Study helps shed light on how black holes regulate their environments

Artist's impression of Type Ia supernova

Astronomers uncover previously unknown source of star dust in rare supernova explosion

12 February 2024

Cardiff experts part of team to further unravel mysteries of dust formation

Christmas tree with presents

Christmas toys playing a role in scientific discovery

21 December 2023

The toys helping scientific understanding – from dolls developing our social skills, to equality in video games.

An early career researcher operating Institute for Compound Semiconductor apparatus in the laboratories of Cardiff University’s Translational Research Hub.

Cardiff University and IQE announce strategic partnership extension

11 December 2023

Renewed agreement will invest in talent and advance research into emerging applications

An artistic impression of the Einstein Telescope project facilities in Europe

Next-gen gravitational wave detectors will provide "remarkable scientific payoff"

8 December 2023

Cardiff lends tech and science expertise to two future international gravitational wave detector projects

A distorted amber circle mounted on top of a black background. The image is of the M87 black hole

Interpreting the afterglow of a black hole’s breakfast

5 December 2023

Cardiff astronomers and international partners reveal a new way to probe how black holes feast

A portrait of a young black man wearing a black polo shirt. Behind him and out of focus are classic red racing cars.

Helping improve diversity in Formula 1

16 November 2023

Cardiff student receives scholarship from Royal Academy of Engineering and Mission 44

Professor Haley Gomez

Meet our new Head of School

7 November 2023

Professor Haley Gomez MBE appointed Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy

A male wheelchair user poses for a photograph beside a train at the Bermondsey London Underground station.

"Offering people the freedom to choose how they travel"

24 October 2023

Graduate developing accessible travel app which flags lift disruptions on London Underground

Artist impression of a doughnut-shaped cloud that was formed after two ice giant planets collided.

Planetary collision in distant solar system reveals new cosmic object

13 October 2023

Astronomers investigating a star that had unexpectedly faded discover ‘synestia’ – a cloud of molten, vapourised rock shaped like a doughnut – that had dimmed the star’s brightness