Success for public physics lectures
More than 600 people attended our inaugural series of free physics lectures in Lancaster city centre this autumn.
The six weekly lectures at the Storey Institute were full to capacity, with the public audience ranging from schoolchildren to pensioners. The six topics included neutrinos, the Higgs Boson, cosmology, space weather, low-temperature physics and light-shining-through-a-wall experiments and were given by physicists Dr Laura Kormos, Dr Harald Fox, Dr Anupam Mazumdar, Dr Jim Wild, Dr Rich Haley and Dr Ian Bailey.
Mon 19 November 2012
Vastly improved medical imaging and guaranteed secure communications are a step closer following a funding boost of more than £700,000 in new quantum technology projects at Lancaster University.
Fri 26 June 2015
Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered by far the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and found strong evidence that examples of the first generation of stars lurk within it. These massive, brilliant, and previously purely theoretical objects were the creators of the first heavy elements in history — the elements necessary to forge the stars around us today, the planets that orbit them, and life as we know it. The newly found galaxy, labelled CR7, is...
Fri 19 June 2015
Lancaster University planetary scientist Dr Sarah Badman has been awarded a prestigious Ernest Rutherford Fellowship by the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to support a programme of research entitled "Illuminating Solar-Planetary interactions". During her 5-year fellowship, Dr Badman will investigate how the Sun affects the...
Tue 09 June 2015