School of Physics and Astronomy


Closest-ever approach to the Sun reveals dynamic origins of solar wind
18 December 2019

Queen Mary researchers were part of an international team interpreting ground-breaking results from the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft, which has flown closer to the Sun than ever before.

Lord_Rutherford_of_Nelson_100x100 STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 2019
9 May 2019

STFC's prestigious five-year fellowships are open to early career researchers of any nationality in the areas of Astronomy, Solar and Planetary Science, Cosmology, Particle Astrophysics and Particle Physics (including String Theory).

Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating
14 February 2019

A researcher from the School of Physics and Astronomy has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of interplanetary space.