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2023 News

New research journal launched by Astronomy Unit member
8 December 2023

Dr Enrico Camporeale, Senior Lecturer in QMUL’s Astronomy Unit, has become the founding editor-in-chief of the new journal Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Machine Learning and Computation

New James Webb Space Telescope observations reveal potential for earth-like planets in harsh environments
30 November 2023

A new study published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters suggests that planets like Earth, including those with water, could form even in the harshest known star-forming environments. These environments, drenched in intense ultraviolet radiation from massive stars, were previously thought to be too hostile for planet formation.

Astronomy Unit win SEPnet award for public engagement
28 September 2023

The Astronomy Unit has jointly topped the Research Group category at the biennial SEPnet Public Engagement awards, being one of only two groups chosen as “Highly Commended”.

Astronomy Unit member receives €1.5 million European Research Council Grant to study exoplanet evolution
5 September 2023

Dr Ed Gillen, from Queen Mary's Astronomy Unit, has been awarded €1.5 million from the European Research Council to support a team to investigate how exoplanetary systems evolve into potentially habitable environments

QMUL's Astronomy Unit members deliver a series of talks at the Royal Institution
31 August 2023

Five academics from QMUL, including four from the Astronomy Unit, have delivered a series of talks at the Royal Institution, covering topics in Astronomy from stars, to gravitational waves and cosmology.

Queen Mary Astronomy Unit Part of New Leverhulme Grant for Astrobiology
13 July 2023

Queen Mary's new inter-school astrobiology initiative has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Research Project grant.

A new Tatooine-like multi-planetary system identified
13 June 2023

Researchers in QMUL’s Astronomy Unit were involved in the discovery of a new multi-planetary system orbiting two stars, only the second such system known to exist

AU academic awarded €2m from European Research Council to investigate planet forming discs
3 February 2023

Dr Thomas Haworth from QMUL's Astronomy Unit has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant worth €2m to investigate how planet forming discs evolve in different environments.

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