Institute of Astronomy

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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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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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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

Tuesday 22 October 2019
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Mathias Nowak
Clean results and grubby details of exoplanet observation with long-baseline interferometry
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]
Wednesday 23 October 2019
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James Matthews
Particle acceleration to the highest energies in radio galaxies
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
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Richard Booth
Fingerprints of giant planets hidden among the solar twins
Time: 13:45-14:15  [details]
Thursday 24 October 2019
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Ben Houghton -- Barclays
Title to be confirmed
Time: 13:00-14:30  [details]