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Astronomers develop novel way to ‘see’ the first stars through the fog of the early Universe

Press release 21 July 2022

A team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge has developed a method that will allow them to ‘see’ through the fog of the early Universe and detect light from the first stars and galaxies.      Read more...

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Chandra Shows Giant Black Hole Spins Slower Than Its Peers

Press release 30 June 2022

IoA astronomers have made a record-breaking measurement of a black hole’s spin, hints about how some of the universe’s biggest black holes grow.     Read more...

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Largest chemical map of the Milky Way unveiled

Press release 13 June 2022

The Gaia mission has released a new treasure trove of data about our home galaxy, including stellar DNA, asymmetric motions, strange ‘starquakes’, and other fascinating insights.      Read more...

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Stars 2022

To mark the 80th birthday of Peter Eggleton

To mark the 80th birthday of Peter Eggleton     Read more...

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Fifth Gaia-ESO Data Release: a Catalogue with Astrophysical Parameters for ~115,000 Stars

Press release May 2022

ESO has now released the very major results from the Gaia-ESO survey, co-led by Cambridge astronomers      Read more...

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Four-Star Merry-Go-Round

Press release 12 May 2022

A team of scientists -- including astronomers based at the Institute of Astronomy -- has discovered a rare quadruple star system.      Read more...

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Professor Nikku Madhusudhan awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

March 2022

Professor Nikku Madhusudhan, Professor of Astrophysics and Exoplanetary Science at the Institute of Astronomy, has been awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council.     Read more...

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Upcoming Talks at the IoA

Wednesday 28 September 2022
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Nimisha Kumari
Preparing for JWST with HST/COS spectroscopy of Pox 186: a local analogue of z > 6 galaxies
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
Friday 30 September 2022
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Uddipan Banik (Yale)
Pushing the frontiers of gravitational encounters and collisionless dynamics
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Tuesday 04 October 2022
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David Weinberg (Ohio State University)
Decoding the Origin of the Elements
Time: 12:00-13:00  [details]
Friday 07 October 2022
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Yuki Isobe (University of Tokyo)
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Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]