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Star’s death will play a mean pinball with rhythmic planets

Four planets locked in a perfect rhythm around a nearby star are destined to be pinballed around their solar system when their sun eventually dies, according to a study led by the University of Warwick that peers into its future.

Fri 11 Jun 2021, 09:39 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy, planet

Pint of Science returns bringing Warwick scientists out of the lab and into your living room

The public science festival, Pint of Science, kicks off next week with experts from the University of Warwick talking about their research live in your living room.


Discovered: The mechanism that generates huge white dwarf magnetic fields

A dynamo mechanism could explain the incredibly strong magnetic fields in white dwarf stars according to an international team of scientists, including a University of Warwick astronomer.

Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10:05 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Search for planetary remains and new mathematical concepts at University of Warwick receive over €4 million European research funding

Scientists at the University of Warwick are to benefit from a total of over €4 million funding to support new projects that will aim to find and analyse the remains of planets around nearby dead stars, and to find new ways of incorporating the ideas of combinatorics into different areas of mathematics.

Thu 22 Apr 2021, 11:49 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, Mathematics, research, astronomy

First transiting exoplanet’s ‘chemical fingerprint’ reveals its distant birthplace

Astronomers have found evidence that the first exoplanet that was identified transiting its star could have migrated to a close orbit with its star from its original birthplace further away.

Wed 07 Apr 2021, 18:23 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

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