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Read more at: Earliest galaxies in the Universe’s history spun like the Milky Way

Earliest galaxies in the Universe’s history spun like the Milky Way

Artist impression of rotation in a galaxy in the early Universe, credit: Institute of Astronomy, Amanda Smith. Astronomers have looked back to a time soon after the Big Bang, and have discovered swirling gas in some of the earliest galaxies to have formed in the Universe. These ‘newborns’ –...


Read more at: Using GAIA to detect low frequency gravitational waves

Using GAIA to detect low frequency gravitational waves

The GAIA satellite A group of Cambridge astronomers, including Anthony Lasenby from the Cavendish Astrophysics Group and Kavli Institute for Cosmology, have made the first investigation of the sensitivity of the GAIA satellite to ultra-low frequency gravitational waves produced by supermassive...


Read more at: ''Our experiment is the Universe'' Dr Rosie Bolton said

''Our experiment is the Universe'' Dr Rosie Bolton said

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis , held in Denver (Colorado) in November 2017, was the perfect subliminal stage to highlight the potential of the the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project , thanks to the wise projection of visually...


Read more at: Our First Close Look at another Solar System

Our First Close Look at another Solar System

This blog entry has been written by Ellie Kershenbaum, a student from Sawston village college. In February 2017, the University of Liège and the University of Cambridge announced that about 39 light years away there is a system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star called...


Read more at: On the scientific importance of the detection of gravitational waves

On the scientific importance of the detection of gravitational waves

On the scientific importance of the detection of gravitational waves Anthony Lasenby Gravitational Waves were first predicted by Einstein in 1916, as an outcome of his General Theory of Relativity. They are waves in the metric of GR that propagate at the speed of light. This sounds straightforward...


Read more at: International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies Aglaé Kellerer The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies involves artists and scientists across a large range of domains. It certainly also involves astronomers and to honour this year, we might temporarily rename our group...


Read more at: ALMA detects [CII] emission from a primeval galaxy at z~7

ALMA detects [CII] emission from a primeval galaxy at z~7

ALMA detects [CII] emission from a primeval galaxy at z~7 Rebecca Williams Roberto Maiolino is leading a study using ALMA to detect the [CII] 158μm line and continuum emission in galaxies well within the epoch of re-ionisation at z~7. These galaxies have very low star formation rates (SFRs ~10 M...


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Roberto Maiolino awarded a Royal Society research professorship

1 March 2021

Prof Roberto Maiolino awarded a prestigious Royal Society Research Professorship! From the Royal Society website: "Professor Roberto Maiolino, University of Cambridge - The chemical evolution of galaxies across the cosmic epochs Professor Roberto Maiolino is Professor of Experimental Astrophysics and Director of the Kavli...

3rd Global 21-cm Workshop

16 June 2020

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Nobel Prize in Physics for Didier Queloz

8 October 2019

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Prof Didier Queloz from Cavendish Astrophysics