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2020 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics awarded to Andrew Fabian

Press release 27 May 2020

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters have announced that IoA astronomer Professor Andrew Fabian has been awarded the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics.     Read more...

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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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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 02 June 2020
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Karin Öberg (Harvard)
Snowlines and Planet Compositions
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]
Thursday 04 June 2020
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Professor Stephen Smartt
Mergers, magnetars and multi-messengers
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]
Friday 05 June 2020
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Eugene Vasiliev (IoA)
The demise of the Sagittarius galaxy
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Tuesday 09 June 2020
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John Harrison (University of Cambridge)
Polluted White Dwarfs: Insights into Ancient Exo-Planetary Systems
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]