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Planetary shields will buckle under stellar winds from their dying stars

Any life identified on planets orbiting white dwarf stars almost certainly evolved after the star’s death, says a new study led by the University of Warwick that reveals the consequences of the intense and furious stellar winds that will batter a planet as its star is dying.

Wed 21 Jul 2021, 10:18 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

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

University of Warwick student awarded grant from innovative Institute of Physics Research-scholarships fund

Vanessa Emeka-Okafor, who will be joining the University of Warwick as a PhD student, has been awarded one of this year’s prestigious grants from the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund.

Thu 27 May 2021, 11:31 | Tags: Physics, research, astronomy

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

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