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350,000 stellar systems to be mapped by Warwick astronomers

Warwick Astronomers have joined the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V), making Warwick the first UK institution to be formally part of the project. Within SDSS-V, Boris Gaensicke will lead a spectroscopic survey of all stars within 100pc of the Earth - encompassing 350,000 systems, many of which are likely to host planetary systems.

Fri 17 November 2017, 14:16 | Tags: Feature News, announcements

Gavin Bell selected as WIHEA Fellow for 2017-20

Dr Gavin Bell has become the first member of the Physics department to be selected as a fellow of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA).

A WIHEA Fellowship recognises and rewards outstanding achievements in learning and teaching and is an exceptional opportunity to engage with colleagues across the university, improve the student experience, make a genuine difference to Warwick and strengthen career development.

Fri 10 November 2017, 14:38 | Tags: Feature News, Staff and Department

Nobel Prize in Physics 2017

We celebrate the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of the achievements and recent results in gravitational wave research. The three winners made pivotal contributions to the development of the ground-based detector arrays that led to the first detection of gravitational waves from a merging pair of black holes by the advanced LIGO facility in 2015. Members of the Astronomy & Astrophysics group are actively involved in gravitational wave astrophysics, in particular pursuing searches for electromagnetic signatures coincident with gravitational waves and have recently deployed a dedicated facility for this work, GOTO.

Fri 06 October 2017, 14:32 | Tags: Feature News

Assistant Professorship positions now available in the department

Warwick Physics seeks to make two academic appointments in the area of condensed matter physics (CMP). We specifically invite applications from candidates who work in the following areas: crystal growth, spectroscopy/modern optics, functional materials. At Warwick, the broad CMP research agenda spans traditional and emerging interdisciplinary areas, including diamond, ferroelectrics, magnetic materials, multiferroics, semiconductors, superconductors, and other novel functional materials.

Fri 18 August 2017, 23:14 | Tags: Feature News, Careers, Staff and Department

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