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2019 Pilkington Prize awarded to Dr Nikku Madhusudhan

26 June 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr Nikku Madhusudhan is a recipient of the 2019 Pilkington Prize.      Read more...

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An evening of reading, Arabic music performance and lunar observing

Saturday 10th August 7.30pm

An evening of Arabic songs on the theme of the Moon + world-class live percussion using Moon-shaped instruments, and lunar observing, all inspired by Rana Haddad's acclaimed novel The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor.     Read more...

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Why are young planetary systems so rich in gas?

Press release November 2018

A new study may have shed light on a long-standing mystery of planet formation: why are young planetary systems so rich in gas?      Read more...

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Variations in the ‘fogginess’ of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history

Press release 16th April 2019

IoA research shows the differences in the ‘fogginess’ of the early Universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated up after the big bang.     Read more...

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Double star system flips planet-forming disk into pole position

Press release 14 Jan 2019

New research involving IoA researchers has found the first confirmed example of a double star system that has flipped its surrounding disc.     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

Friday 26 July 2019
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Rodrigo Ibata (Strasbourg)
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Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 02 August 2019
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Matt Auger (KICC)
New constraints on warm dark matter free-streaming properties and substructure abundance from flux-ratio anomalous lensed quasars
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 13 September 2019
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Daniel Gilman (UCLA)
Constraining models of warm and self-interacting dark matter with quadruple-image strong gravitational lenses
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Wednesday 25 September 2019
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Andres Piatti (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentine)
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Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]