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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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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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Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission

Press release 8 Jan 2019

After scanning a quarter of the southern skies, and cataloguing hundreds of millions of distant galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey will finish taking data on Jan 9 2019.      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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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 25 September 2019
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Andres Piatti (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentine)
Kinematics features of the Milky Way globular clusters
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
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Yin-Zhe Ma ((University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Detection of the warm-hot baryons in the Universe
Time: 13:45-14:15  [details]
Friday 27 September 2019
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Ortwin Gerhard (MPE Garching)
Angular momentum of early type galaxies based on extended kinematics
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Thursday 10 October 2019
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CGG
Title to be confirmed
Time: 13:00-14:30  [details]