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ALMA detects the most distant oxygen ever

press release 16th June 2016

Astronomers using ALMA have detected oxygen in a galaxy located 13.1 billion light-years away from Earth. This is the most distant oxygen ever detected, and the gas seems to be ionised by a number of young giant stars.     Read more...

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Cold gas cloud shadows in the glare of a supermassive black hole

press release 8th June 2016

Astronomers reveal the first direct evidence that dense clouds can coalesce out of hot intergalactic gas and plunge into the heart of a galaxy to feed its central supermassive black hole.     Read more...

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Vacancies and Research Fellowships

Current Vacancies

Vacancies and Research Fellowships available at the Institute of Astronomy.     Read more...

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Research

Research at the Institute of Astronomy

The Institute of Astronomy researches across the entire breadth of astronomy. Find out more about our current fields of research and project involvement.     Read more...

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Talks at the IoA

Upcoming talks

The Institute host several research level talks weekly during term time. Find out about our upcoming research talks.     Read more...

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Outreach

Public Activities at the Institute of Astronomy

Find out about activities at the Institute of Astronomy for the general public.     Read more...

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About the IoA

Institute of Astronomy

The Institute of Astronomy (IoA), at the University of Cambridge, is one of the largest centres for astronomical research in the UK, and is engaged in world-class teaching and research in the fields of theoretical and observational Astronomy.     Read more...

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Upcoming Talks at the IoA

Wednesday 06 July 2016
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Rebecca Smethurst (Oxford)
Morphologically dependent galaxy quenching and the role of AGN feedback
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
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Laura Prichard (Oxford)
Galaxy Evolution with KMOS
Time: 13:45-14:15  [details]
Friday 08 July 2016
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Fuyan Bian (ANU)
Local Analogs for High-redshift Galaxies: Interstellar Medium Conditions and Metallicities in High-redshift Galaxies
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]