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Read more at: Roberto Maiolino awarded a Royal Society research professorship

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...


Read more at: 3rd Global 21-cm Workshop

3rd Global 21-cm Workshop

16 June 2020

Registration is open!


Read more at: Nobel Prize in Physics for Didier Queloz

Nobel Prize in Physics for Didier Queloz

8 October 2019

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


Read more at: 2 postdoc positions in the Novel Sensors group!

2 postdoc positions in the Novel Sensors group!

18 March 2019

See here for more information: http://www.astro.phy.cam.ac.uk/jobs


Read more at: First MOONS camera delivered and mounted
First MOONS camera delivered and mounted

First MOONS camera delivered and mounted

18 March 2019

The Cavendish Laboratory, together with the Kavli institute for Cosmology and the Institute of Astronomy, is heavily involved in the development of MOONS, the next generation near-IR multi-object spectrograph for ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile. Cambridge is responsible for designing the optomechanics and assembling...


Read more at: REACH, the Radio Experiment for the Analysis of Cosmic Hydrogen begins its path to unveil the mysteries of the early Universe

REACH, the Radio Experiment for the Analysis of Cosmic Hydrogen begins its path to unveil the mysteries of the early Universe

20 January 2019

How did the first luminous objects in the sky form? How did they shape the Universe? These are some of the questions REACH will try to answer. The first stars and galaxies formed some time after the epoch of cosmic recombination (when the Cosmic Microwave Background formed ~378,000 years after the Big Bang at a redshift (z...


Read more at: Research Associate position (fixed term) to work on SKA1-LOW simulations and calibration

Research Associate position (fixed term) to work on SKA1-LOW simulations and calibration

18 December 2018

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Read more at: Knighthood for Roberto Maiolino
 Knighthood for Roberto Maiolino

Knighthood for Roberto Maiolino

12 June 2018

The President of the Italian Republic has knighted Roberto Maiolino, Director of the Kavli Institute and Professor of Experimental Astrophysics at the Cavendish Laboratory, in the Order of the Star of Italy. The honour was given in recognition of his achievements in multiple areas of astrophysics, his contributions to...


Read more at: Dr Renske Smit wins The 2018 MERAC Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Observational Astrophysics
Dr Renske Smit wins The 2018 MERAC Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Observational Astrophysics

Dr Renske Smit wins The 2018 MERAC Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Observational Astrophysics

7 April 2018

Dr Smit received the award in recognition of her research into the observational characterisation of the physical properties of the galaxies that formed in the first billion years of cosmic time. Renske Smit's doctoral research focused on the study of very distant galaxies, seen in the first few billion years of cosmic...


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

11 January 2018

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’ – observed as they appeared nearly...


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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

Registration is open!

Nobel Prize in Physics for Didier Queloz

8 October 2019

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