School of Physics and Astronomy

2017 archive

SEPnet Public Engagement Awards SMALL Busy night for QMUL staff at SEPnet Public Engagement Awards
1 December 2017

Martin Archer and Guillem Anglada-Escudé were awarded first place in two out of a total of 6 categories at the biennial SEPnet Public Engagement awards, with Martin Archer also highly commended in another category.

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”.

Dr Koji Yokoyama Congratulations to Dr Koji Yokoyama
23 August 2017

Congratulations to Dr Koji Yokoyama, one of our PDRAs working on the MuSES project with Alan Drew, who recently won the poster prize at the international conference on muon spin spectroscopy.

EPSRC Two postdoctoral research assistant positions
23 August 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has two vacancies for 36 months for a Postdoctoral Research Assistants, one each in the The School of Engineering and Materials Science  and the School of Physics and Astronomy as a result of a successful EPSRC grant under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. 

_D8A4580+copy We are first in London for overall student satisfaction
8 August 2017

Physics and astronomy ranks first in London for overall student satisfaction according to the results of the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), based on an overall satisfaction rating of 92%. The School has previously ranked first in London in the NSS in 2016, 2015, and 2014.

We are first in London for overall student satisfaction
8 August 2017

Physics and astronomy ranks first in London for overall student satisfaction according to the results of the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), based on an overall satisfaction rating of 92%.

The Hyper-Kamiokande Project is in the MEXT Large Projects Roadmap
7 August 2017

Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K), a third-generation Water Cherenkov detector and the latest in an illustrious series of world-leading experiments located in Japan, is being developed by an international collaboration.

SKA Cosmology SWG Meeting
3 August 2017

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

Come to our Space Sound Effects Short-Film Festival
18 July 2017

Alien may have told you “In space no one can hear you scream” but it was wrong! The SSFX Short-Film Festival has challenged independent filmmakers from around the world to create short-films incorporating a series of strange sounds from space recorded by satellites.

Red Dots Large Red Dots — the hunt for planets around nearby stars resumes
19 June 2017

Last year a team of astronomers led by Guillem Anglada Escude of the School of Physics and Astronomy, found Proxima b, an Earth-like planet in orbit around Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun — now they are looking for its siblings!

Next Undergraduate Open Day - 23rd and 24th June
13 June 2017

Want to find out more about studying for a physics degree at QMUL?

ODphoto_100x100 Next Undergraduate Open Day - 23rd and 24th June
13 June 2017

Want to find out more about studying for a physics degree at QMUL?

QMUL astronomers find key prebiotic molecule in infant Sun-like star
8 June 2017

Two QMUL astronomers are part of a team that has identified a key prebiotic molecule in the material from which a Sun-like star is forming.

QMUL hosts SpaceUp London 2017
7 June 2017

On Saturday 10 June, space enthusiasts gathered at Queen Mary University of London for SpaceUp London 2017. The day-long space extravaganza, organised by the Planetary Society, was filled with keynote talks, quick-fire talks, breakout discussions, brainstorms, and other opportunities for guests to engage with one another.

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.

QMUL student gets a taste of astronaut training
13 April 2017

QMUL physics student Kieran Hashmi has recently returned from the trip of a lifetime — experiencing astronaut training in Russia’s famous cosmonaut training complex.

ComicCon2017 ‘Cosmic Con’ showcases school students’ space research
10 April 2017

School pupils from across London presented their cutting-edge physics research at a conference hosted by the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Pale Red Dot wins Guardian University Award for Research Impact
31 March 2017

At a ceremony on 28 March it was announced that Queen Mary University of London has won the prestigious Guardian University Award for Research Impact, for the Pale Red Dot campaign which culminated in the discovery of a planet in orbit around Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Solar System.

Stargazing evening with Queen Mary astronomers: 4 April
23 March 2017

To mark Global Astronomy Month, and following on from the BBC's Stargazing Live TV programmes, the School of Physics and Astronomy is holding an evening of astronomical entertainment at the Mile End campus on Tuesday 4 April.

Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars
8 March 2017

Astronomer Dr David Quénard of the School of Physics and Astronomy is one of the authors of a research paper, published on 8 March in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, that reports the discovery of an unexpectedly large amount of interstellar dust in a very distant galaxy. The galaxy, known as A2744_YD4, is seen only 600 million years after the Big Bang and is the most distant galaxy in which dust has been detected

PsiStar students in visit at CERN
21 February 2017

On Monday February 20, a delegation of PsiStar students have visited CERN and its facilities. They visited the first synchrocyclotron built at CERN in 1954 and then they went underground to visit the cathedral-size CMS and ATLAS experiments, taking data at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Space Sounds Inspire Film Competition
19 January 2017

Filmmakers will have the chance to use real-life sound recorded from space in a new competition launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL launches Research in Schools report
17 January 2017

There is a growing number of projects across the UK giving the opportunity for school students to run their own research projects. Ever wondered how the projects come together? Are you a researcher or teacher and thought about running such a project?

Farewell to Peggy
13 January 2017

Before the Cassini spacecraft makes its final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere in September this year, one of its last acts will be to take a photo of an intriguing object that Professor Carl Murray of the School of Physics and Astronomy has been studying for nearly four years.