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Prestigious Royal Astronomical Society award for space weather expert

Leading physicist Professor Sandra Chapman of the University of Warwick has been awarded the 2022 Chapman Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) for ‘paradigm shifting’ research into the physics of the solar wind and magnetosphere, our near-earth plasma environment.

Fri 14 Jan 2022, 16:12 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research

Scientists are a step closer to finding planets like Earth

A UK-backed mission which which will search for Earth-like planets orbiting alien stars has been given the green light to continue with its development after passing a critical milestone review.

Fri 14 Jan 2022, 14:39 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

WMG academic joins Department for Transport’s Science Advisory Council

Dr Siddartha Khastgir from WMG, University of Warwick, has been appointed to be on the DfT’s Science Advisory Council, where he will advise on a wide range of science and engineering issues, such as enrolment of Autonomous Vehicles.

Fri 14 Jan 2022, 11:47 | Tags: WMG, Engineering, autonomous vehicles, transport, Sciences

Forest conservation policies must safeguard indigenous peoples’ rights, researchers urge

Global policy commitments on conservation such as the recent COP 26 declaration on Forest and Land Use are a step in the right direction but policy-makers must be inclusive of indigenous peoples and ensure that any initiatives learn from the long and problematic history of forest conservation, argues an international consortium of indigenous scholar activists and social, cultural, environmental, and behavioural scientists in correspondence published today [13] in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.

Thu 13 Jan 2022, 17:30 | Tags: climate change, COP26, conservation

University of Warwick astronomers to benefit as SDSS-V's robots turn their eyes to the sky

An observatory spearheading a groundbreaking astronomical survey has completed a key upgrade, which will allow University of Warwick astronomers to achieve the aim of surveying hundreds of thousands of our near-neighbour stars.

Thu 13 Jan 2022, 15:37 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research

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