School of Physics and Astronomy

2018 archive

Astronomers find a super-Earth at Barnard's star
15 November 2018

Astronomers from the School of Physics and Astronomy are members of an international team that has found a planet in orbit around the second-closest star to the Sun, known as Barnard's star. 

Research Paper and Anthology Film result from Space Sounds Public Engagement
17 October 2018

Researchers suggest that making measurements audible can advance discovery and contribute to the production of art

Hyper-Kamiokande Experiment to Begin Construction in April 2020
20 September 2018

On Sept 12th, Prof T. Kajita, 2015 Nobel Prize Laureate and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), University of Tokyo, on behalf of the University of Tokyo, host lab of the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment together with KEK, announced that the construction of the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment will start in 2020 (

QMUL undergraduate co-authors astronomy research paper
27 August 2018

Congratulations to QMUL undergraduate Arianna Albayati who is one of the authors of a research paper accepted for publication in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

IceCube observes neutrinos from a cosmic monster
13 July 2018

Congratulations to the team of researchers who have used the IceCube detector to observe for the first time a cosmic source of high-energy neutrinos identified as a distant blazar — a major new example of multimessenger astronomy.

VR6_100x100 SPA Neutrino Physicists Star in Royal Society Summer Exhibition
28 June 2018

A virtual tour of the inside of a neutrino detector will be a major attraction at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, which runs from 2 to 8 July.

Wikimedia Commons v2 Prof. David Berman talks about Richard Feynman on BBC Radio 4
3 May 2018

Prof. David Berman of the School of Physics and Astronomy appears in an edition of BBC Radio 4’s Great Lives programme, in conversation with business entrepreneur Tej Lalvani and presenter Matthew Parris.

QMUL_EEAwards_002_100x100 Dr Martin Archer wins Media Award
25 April 2018

The School of Physics and Astronomy's Dr Martin Award was awarded the Best Opinion/Comment Piece in the Media and Public Relations category of QMUL's Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2018.

SSFX Festival_100x100 SSFX The Anthology Film Premiere
19 March 2018

The SSFX project challenged independent filmmakers from around the world to create short-films incorporating sounds from space recorded by satellites.

eso1718a _100x100 Next School of Physics and Astronomy Public Talk: The Origins of Life in the Universe
19 February 2018

At 7:00 pm on Thursday 26 July Dr David Quénard will deliver the next in our series of Physics and Astronomy public talks. 

SPP Observing Sun_100x100 Next School of Physics and Astronomy Public Talk: The Parker Solar Probe Mission
19 February 2018

At 7:00 pm on Thursday 19 April Dr Chris Chen will deliver the next in our series of Physics and Astronomy public talks. He will describe the NASA Parker Solar Probe mission, due to be launched in the summer of 2018.

Open Evening 01_100x100 Postgraduate Taught Open Evening 2018
24 January 2018

Find out why MSc study might be great for your career and what our programmes in physics or astronomy could offer you.

Professor William Gillin_100x100 Prof. William Gillin shortlisted for QMUL Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
23 January 2018

Prof. William Gillin of the School of Physics and Astronomy and Director of QMUL’s Materials Research Institute has been shortlisted for the Bruce Dickinson Entrepreneur of the Year Award.