Institute of Astronomy

News and Press Releases

Mission to map the dark Universe sets off on space journey

Published on 03/07/2023 

A European mission to explore how gravity, dark energy and dark matter shaped the evolution of the Universe has soared into space following £37 million UK Space Agency funding.

Rare gravitational lens splits light of distant supernova into four images

Published on 12/06/2023 

A team of physicists and astronomers led by researchers from the Oskar Klein Centre at Stockholm University has made an intriguing breakthrough in our ability to explore how galaxies warp the surrounding space with the discovery of a multiply-imaged lensed Type Ia supernova, dubbed “SN Zwicky”. The results are published in Nature Astronomy.

Cathie Clarke elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Published on 11/05/2023 

Cathie Clarke was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in May 2023. Prof. Clarke studies astrophysical fluid dynamics, including accretion and protoplanetary discs and stellar winds.

Tracing 13 billion years of history by the light of ancient quasars

Published on 08/03/2023 

An internation team of astrophysicists (including IoA Professor Martin Haehnelt) have shed new light on the state of the universe 13 billion years ago by

Hiranya Peiris appointed Professor of Astrophysics (1909)

Published on 24/02/2023 

World-leading cosmologist Professor Hiranya Peiris has been appointed Professor of Astrophysics (1909) at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.