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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

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

Over €5 million funding for University of Warwick projects tackling sustainability and fundamental question of our universe

Three new research projects at the University of Warwick that will investigate new avenues for a sustainable future as well as a fundamental question of our universe’s past have been awarded a total of more than €5 million in European Research Council Starting Grants.

Mon 10 Jan 2022, 11:02 | Tags: Physics, research, Chemistry

Star’s self-destruction is presented in 3D

A 1,000-year-old supernova has been captured in 3D images that reveal yet unseen details of the elements that are ejected when a star explodes. Analysis of data collected by the University of Warwick from the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) and X-shooter at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), offers new insights into how stars self-destruct.

Fri 10 Dec 2021, 09:27 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

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