Physics & Astrophysics News 2012


Inauguration of Observatory viewing platform

Posted on 30 November 2012 Following the generous donation of £13,000 by the Friends of Keele for an Observatory viewing platform to celebrate Keele University's 50th anniversary, members gathered on campus last weekend for its inauguration.
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1.4 million Euro ERC starting grant for Keele Academic

Posted on 02 November 2012 Dr Raphael Hirschi, Astrophysics group, iEPSAM, has secured a prestigious 1.4 million Euro starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC) - the first awarded to a Keele academic.

Keele University Observatory celebrates its 50th anniversary

Posted on 15 May 2012 Keele University Observatory celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special programme of talks, followed by a 'sun and star party'.

A star is born - inaugural lecture

Posted on 03 April 2012 A leading astrophysicist at Keele will question whether we are alone in the Universe when he delivers the latest lecture in the University’s series of professorial Inaugural Lectures for 2011 – 2012.
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Keele Astronomer on International panel of experts

Posted on 09 March 2012 Keele astronomer, Dr Joana Oliveira, has been invited as an international expert onto the panel selecting applications for facility time at the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

Keele astrophysicist in discovery of solid buckyballs in space

Posted on 23 February 2012 Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space - this new work was led by Professor Nye Evans of Keele University.
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£1.048 million STFC grant for Keele Astrophysics Group

Posted on 17 February 2012 Keele's Astrophysics Group has won a major new Science and Technology Facilities Council grant of £1,048,698.

Astrophysicists win facility time

Posted on 13 January 2012 Astrophysicists win facility time with a total monetary value for the purpose of the REF of £260,000.

BBC Stargazing Live at Keele

Posted on 13 January 2012 Keele's planet-hunting research had a starring role on the BBC's "Stargazing Live" programme with Brian Cox on Wednesday.