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Astronomers use ‘cosmic echo-location’ to map black hole surroundings

Press release January 2020

ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has used echoes to map the behaviour and surroundings of a black hole     Read more...

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Water common – yet scarce – in exoplanets

Press release December 2019

The most extensive survey of atmospheric chemical compositions of exoplanets to date has revealed trends that challenge current theories of planet formation     Read more...

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Supermassive black hole jets stir old cosmic puzzles

Press release October 2019

Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling     Read more...

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Cambridge's Professor Didier Queloz wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics

8 October 2019

Queloz jointly wins the 2019 Physics Nobel for his work on the first confirmation of an exoplanet – a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun.      Read more...

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New ‘fuzzy’ dark matter research disrupts conventional thinking

Press release October 2019

New ‘fuzzy’ dark matter theory disrupts conventional thinking about the makeup of the Universe     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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Upcoming Talks at the IoA

Wednesday 29 January 2020
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Anjali Piette
Deciphering Thermal Emission Spectra of Exoplanets
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
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Fruzsina Agocs
oscode: fast solutions of oscillatory ODEs in cosmology
Time: 13:45-14:15  [details]
Thursday 30 January 2020
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Theo Steele
Stochastic Filament Dynamics in Tokamaks
Time: 13:00-14:30  [details]
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James Stone (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
Radiation-Dominated Black Hole Accretion Flows
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]