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Physics & Astrophysics

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The science of complexity and the art of control

Fri 08 September 2017

Professor Sandra Chapman knows a lot about complex systems. She is a plasma physicist working in space science and laboratory systems and is Director of the Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics. She has been selected as one of two 2017/18 Lloyds of London Fulbright Scholars and this year she will be working in the USA on the impact of space weather on earth's systems.

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The GOTO Guy

Fri 25 August 2017

Danny Steeghs of the University of Warwick's Astronomy and Astrophysics Group and his fellow researchers and collaborators designed and built a telescope to see the origins of exotic cosmic explosions but the instrument is now operational and sending back data from La Palma in the Canary Islands.

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Meet the WUSAT Clan

Thu 06 July 2017

Space – it’s the final frontier and all that, and since 2006 students at the University of Warwick have been making steady steps to get there through the Warwick University Satellite Project (WUSAT).

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Diamonds are for everything

Tue 27 June 2017

A diamond is a rare and precious find which has been treasured by humans for thousands of years. It’s the gift of love; a luxury product; an iconic badge of the glamourous. Or is it more important than that? Researchers at the University of Warwick, and collaborating universities across the UK, are proving that a diamond is much more than just a sparkly bauble. Scientists can grow synthetic diamond in the lab with the vision of using it in a huge range of innovative applications.