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.
Two postdoctoral research positions at the Centre for Theoretical Physics
24 November 2023
The Centre for Theoretical Physics is seeking to appoint two outstanding postdoctoral candidates.
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”.
We are delighted to welcome our new members to the Centre of Theoretical Physics!
26 September 2023
Latest additions to our team:
Join us for an Exciting Physics and Astronomy Open Day at Queen Mary University of London!
25 September 2023
We are happy to announce an exciting Queen Mary University of London Open Day event for prospective physics and astronomy undergraduate students on Saturday, 7 October starting at 10am in the GO Jones building on the Mile End Campus!
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
From small to large: a study of gravitational waves using scattering amplitudes of subatomic particles
25 May 2023
A recently awarded grant on current research done in the CTP related to gravitational waves features in the Leverhulme Trust newsletter.
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.
Physics and Astronomy Department Taster & Offer-Holder Day
15 December 2022
The Department of Physics and Astronomy held an eventful Taster and Offer-Holder Day on 14th December 2022.
AU members, together with NASA and Edinburgh scientists, use James Webb Space Telescope data to unveil young stars in early stages of formation
15 December 2022
James Webb Space Telescope infrared capabilities pierce through dust clouds to make rare find.
Notpla awarded one of the Earthshot prizes 2022
5 December 2022
This weekend Notpla was awarded one of the Earthshot prizes 2022 in Boston.
Professor Alan Drew appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
24 November 2022
Professor Alan Drew has just been appointed to be a Fellow of The Royal Society for Arts (FRSA), for his charitable work in Indonesia.
Congratulations to Dr Lesley Howell
4 November 2022
Recognizing Dr Lesley Howell for receiving the Principal Fellow of the HEA award
PPRC physicist appointed as NOvA Analysis Coordinator
1 November 2022
Dr Linda Cremonesi, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Lecturer in Particle Physics, has been appointed Analysis Coordinator of the NOvA Experiment
Award of a £1.5M STFC Consolidated Grant to the Centre for Theoretical Physics
31 October 2022
The Centre for Theoretical Physics has been awarded a £1.5M STFC Consolidated Grant.
Prof. Tony Vlcek has been awarded the "J. Heyrovsky Medal for Achievements in Chemical Sciences"
16 September 2022
Prof. Tony Vlcek has been awarded the "J. Heyrovsky Medal for Achievements in Chemical Sciences" by the Czech Academy of Sciences.
SAGEX Students’ Film
14 September 2022
SAGEX (Scattering Amplitudes: from Geometry to Experiment) is an Innovative Training Network funded by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme.
QMUL Astronomy Unit member Dr Andrea Larosa awarded the AGU Fred L. Scarf Award
6 September 2022
Dr Andrea Larosa has been awarded the AGU Fred L. Scarf Award for his work on magnetic switchbacks and Langmuir waves with the NASA Parker Solar Probe mission
QMUL Astronomical Observatory undergoes significant upgrade
11 August 2022
The QMUL Astronomical Observatory is undergoing a major upgrade to allow full remote operation of the dome and telescopes. This will greatly expand the range of projects that students will be able to carry out as part of their final-year projects.
Exactmer and Queen Mary awarded Knowledge Transfer Partnership from Innovate UK
2 August 2022
The partnership will address barriers to the commercialisation of exact Polyethylene Glycol polymers (PEGs)
'Girls into Physics' Summer School
1 August 2022
The Girls into Physics summer school took place over three days in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University from the 27th - 29th July 2022.
Queen Mary Science and Engineering researchers awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships to tackle heart irregular heart rhythms and explore turbulence in space plasma
15 June 2022
Dr Caroline Roney and Dr Christopher Chen are among 84 promising leaders awarded fellowships totalling £98 million.
Physics and Astronomy at the Festival of Communities
12 June 2022
Members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy took part in QMUL's Festival of Communities to showcase our work to the public.
SAGEX Closing Meeting
30 May 2022
Queen Mary University of London hosts a celebratory final meeting of the European Commission Innovative Training Network SAGEX (Scattering Amplitudes: from Geometry to Experiment).
Physics and machine-learning join hands as molecular modelling doctoral network is awarded €2.6m EU Horizon funding
26 May 2022
The EU Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska–Curie Actions Doctoral Network ‘PHYMOL’ has been awarded nearly €2.6m following an application coordinated by Queen Mary’s Dr Alston J. Misquitta.
Astronomy Unit academic awarded ERC grant to investigate how planets are formed from dust
27 April 2022
Dr Sijme-Jan Paardekooper has been awarded € 2,314,680 from the European Research Council (ERC) to study how dust distribution impacts the formation of planets.
26 April 2022
Two PhD students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy had a key role in developing an online exhibition “SAGEX - At the Frontier of Physics”.
World Health Day - Redefining The Role Of Medical Imaging In The Advancing Healthcare Environment
4 April 2022
Thursday 7th April is World Health Day. This event, organised by the World Health Organisation is an annual event dedicated to promoting the benefits of good health and wellbeing worldwide. Many people do not associate Physics with healthcare but the science is vital for many advancements in medicine, including medical imaging. To mark the occasion, 1st year BSc Theoretical Physics student Shiksha Teeluck wrote about advancements in medical physics and how they are used today.
Grenville Davey obituary
22 March 2022
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences is sorry to learn of the loss of Grenville Davey, Artist in Residence at in Physics 2011-2014.
Alena Vdovchenko nominated for the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
21 March 2022
Alena Vdovchenko nominated for the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
British Science Week - Chemistry, Passion and Gender
15 March 2022
The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences is celebrating British Science Week (11-20th March). British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, with the theme this year being 'Growth'. To celebrate her growth as a scientist, BSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry student Afra Nower decided to write about her journey to study Chemistry and the barriers she faced as a woman.
British Science Week - Why is Physics Important
14 March 2022
The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences is celebrating British Science Week (11-20th March). British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. To mark the occasion, 1st year BSc Theoretical Physics student Shiksha Teeluck shares why Physics is so important to her.
British Science Week - The Electromagnetic Spectrum: Seeing Beyond our Eyes
11 March 2022
The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences is celebrating British Science Week (11-20th March). British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, with the theme this year being 'Growth'. To celebrate his growth as a scientist, BSc Physics student Christopher wrote about a topic that really fascinates him; The Electromagnetic Spectrum.
Dr Lesley Howell and the QMUL team are the winners of the LearnSci Teaching Innovation Awards.
7 February 2022
Dr. Lesley Howell and the team from QMUL have won the LearnSci Teaching Innovation Award for their use of mixed reality technology in undergraduate labs.
AU researchers join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
24 January 2022
A team of researchers from the QMUL Cosmology & Relativity group have been admitted to the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the global organisation leading the detection and interpretation of gravitational wave events.