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Warwick astronomer among first UKRI Stephen Hawking Fellows

A University of Warwick researcher will be one of the first nine Stephen Hawking Fellows, announced today, who will continue Professor Stephen Hawking’s legacy by furthering our understanding of the universe and communicating the wonders of science to the public. They will tackle major scientific questions such as the nature of the early universe and dark matter and whether string theory really is a ‘theory of everything’, engaging with the public through stand-up comedy, art and music.

Fri 06 Mar 2020, 08:29 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Warwick is slicing up science for International Women’s Day

Fancy learning about space science, making protein jelly, and lighting up a few LED circuits – all before you enjoy tea and cake?

An event at the University of Warwick this weekend (Sunday 8 March) will allow visitors to do just that.


Two stars merged to form massive white dwarf

A massive white dwarf star with a bizarre carbon-rich atmosphere could be two white dwarfs merged together according to an international team led by University of Warwick astronomers, and only narrowly avoided destruction. They have discovered an unusual ultra-massive white dwarf around 150 light years from us with an atmospheric composition never seen before, the first time that a merged white dwarf has been identified using its atmospheric composition as a clue.

Mon 02 Mar 2020, 16:02 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research

From Lab Bench to Backbench: University of Warwick scientist visits politicians in Westminster

Dr Farzana Meru from the University of Warwick will be swapping simulations for legislation when she visits Matt Western MP at the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall for a week in Westminster. The week (1 – 5 March) is part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society—the UK’s national academy of science—with support from the Government Office of Science.

Mon 02 Mar 2020, 13:07 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research

Electric superbike designed by students to race this summer

In a race to be clean and green the motor industry is changing, which has inspired 40 Warwick students to make an electric superbike to race this summer, 2020.


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