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2019 News

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

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

Astronomy Unit Members Attend the Les Houches School on Plasma Physics
27 May 2019

Members of the QMUL Astronomy Unit attended the Les Houches Physics School on "The multiple approaches to plasma physics from laboratory to astrophysics" and PhD student Alice Giroul won first prize for best poster presentation at the school.

Dr Alkistis Pourtsidou to explore the universe as a Future Leaders Fellow
9 May 2019

A Queen Mary cosmologist has been announced as a Future Leaders Fellow as part of a new government initiative to give leading researchers an opportunity to deliver global impact.

Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating
14 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London 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.

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