Institute of Astronomy

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New IoA research tests 'theory of everything'

Press release March 2020

IoA astronomers use NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory to take a 'significant step' towards an experimental test of string theory     Read more...

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Prof. Martin J. Rees awarded Fritz Zwicky Prize for Astrophysics & Cosmology

Press release March 2020

The Inaugural Fritz Zwicky Prize for Astrophysics & Cosmology is awarded to Prof. Martin J. Rees (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) for outstanding contributions to astrophysics and cosmology.     Read more...

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Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life

Press release February 2020

Astronomers from Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.     Read more...

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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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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 17 April 2020
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Romain Meyer (UCL)
IGM-galaxy cross-correlations during reionization
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Thursday 23 April 2020
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Fruzsina Agocs
Title to be confirmed
Time: 13:00-14:30  [details]
Thursday 30 April 2020
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Peter McGill
Title to be confirmed
Time: 13:00-14:30  [details]
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Ryan Cooke, Durham
Title to be confirmed
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]