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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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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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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

Monday 16 December 2019
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Stephen Portillo (University of Washington)
Maximum-Likelihood Biases in PSF and Model-Fitting Photometry
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Thursday 19 December 2019
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Gautham Narayan (UIUC)
Data-driven Discovery in the Time Domain
Time: 13:00-14:30  [details]
Thursday 16 January 2020
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Jack Hopkins -- Spherical Defense
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Time: 13:00-14:30  [details]
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Barbara Ercolano, LMU Munich
The dispersal of planet forming discs and its role on the formation and evolution of planets
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]