School of Physics and Astronomy

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LIGO B_0v2 Congratulations to 2017 Physics Nobel Prize winners
3 October 2017

The School of Physics and Astronomy offers warm congratulations to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, recipients of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions to the detection of gravitational waves by LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory).

cassini_0v2 Cassini makes its dramatic exit
15 September 2017

15 September.  At around 11:30 this morning the Cassini spacecraft sent its final signal to Earth as it plunged into the thick atmosphere of the planet Saturn, bringing to an end its 20-year voyage of discovery, a voyage that has provided scientists with a wealth of data about the ringed planet and its moons, and some of the most thought-provoking images ever captured.

eso1629dv2 Queen Mary planet hunters shortlisted for Times Higher Education award
7 September 2017

The Pale Red Dot campaign, led by astronomers in QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy in partnership with the European Southern Observatory (ESO), has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award in the category “Research Project of the Year: STEM”.

SKA Cosmology SKA Cosmology SWG Meeting
3 August 2017

We will be hosting a Cosmology SWG meeting at Queen Mary, University of London, in December 2017.

eso1629e Queen Mary Astronomer on Time magazine list of 100 most influential people
25 April 2017

Astronomer Guillem Anglada-Escudé of the School of Physics and Astronomy has been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2016. His inclusion on this prestigious list, in the Pioneers category, recognises his discovery of the exoplanet Proxima b, in orbit around the nearest star to Earth (bar the Sun, of course).