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Astronomers discover a rare ‘black widow’ binary, with the shortest orbit yet

The flashing of a nearby star has drawn a team of astronomers including the University of Warwick to a new and mysterious system 3,000 light years from Earth.

Thu 05 May 2022, 12:31 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

World’s most powerful particle accelerator comes back to life

The Large Hadron Collider has been restarted successfully today, after undergoing significant upgrades with contributions from University of Warwick physicists.

Fri 22 Apr 2022, 14:15 | Tags: Physics

University of Warwick researchers receive over £2 million funding in boost to UK particle physics community

Scientists investigating the Universe’s most fundamental building blocks at the University of Warwick have received £2.57 million to continue their work revealing its mysteries.

Wed 09 Mar 2022, 12:08 | Tags: Physics, research

Warwick is serving up a Slice of Science this weekend

Have you ever wondered whether there were any other planets we could live on, or considered what happens after you have put that little stick up your nose for your COVID test? Fancy learning about slime or brain science – or wondered ‘exactly what is a tardigrade’? All the answers will be served – along with a cup of tea and slice of cake – at the University of Warwick’s Slice of Science event on Sunday (13 March).


Planetary bodies observed in habitable zone of dead star

A ring of planetary debris studded with moon-sized structures has been observed orbiting close to a white dwarf star, hinting at a nearby planet in the “habitable zone” where water and thus life could exist, according to a new study involving astronomers from the University of Warwick.

Fri 11 Feb 2022, 12:34 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

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