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Departmental Promotions

Congratulations are offered to:

  • Anne-Marie Broomhall and Dmitri Veras on their promotions to Senior Research Fellow
  • Richard West on his promotion to Principal Research Fellow
  • Rachel Edwards, Yorck Ramachers and Neil Wilson on their promotions to Reader

Mysterious white dwarf pulsar discovered

  • University of Warwick researchers identify a white dwarf pulsar – a star type which has eluded astronomers for half a century
  • Star lashes its neighbour with intense radiation beam every two minutes
  • Research published in Nature Astronomy

House of Commons Education Committee Inquiry Submission

Twenty-six members of staff from the Physics Department joined colleagues from across the Faculty of Science in signing a submission to a House of Commons Education Committee Inquiry into the impact of exiting the European Union on Higher Education. As well as discussing the effect on undergraduate and postgraduate students, a particular focus was on the effect on staff who are non-UK EU nationals (this corresponds to over 20% of Warwick academic staff), notably the continued lack of assurance from government of their status and that of their families. The submission also emphasised the great benefit of freedom of movement of European researchers for ensuring the UK is at the forefront of scientific research, as well as damage that would be done if UK scientists lose access to prestiguous European funding, notably European Research Council grants where the department has been very successful recently.

Astronomers see black hole raging red

In June 2015, a black hole called V404 Cygni underwent dramatic brightening for about two weeks. An international team of astronomers, including the University of Warwick, report that the black hole emitted dazzling red flashes lasting just fractions of a second, as it blasted out material that it could not swallow...

Fri 18 Mar 2016, 15:53 | Tags: Postdocs and Researchers, Research, Faculty of Science

Dr Tremblay awarded £1.5m ERC Grant

Dr. Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, has been awarded a 1.5 million Euro Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The research project entitled "Evolution of white dwarfs with 3D model atmospheres" will soon recruit...

Most Earth-like planet uninhabitable due to radiation, new research suggests

The most Earth-like planet could have been made uninhabitable by vast quantities of radiation, new research led by Dr Dave Armstrong of the Astronomy Group has found. The atmosphere of the planet, Kepler-438b, is thought to have been...

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