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Cavendish Astrophysics


The Radio Array of Portable Interferometric Detectors (RAPID) is being designed for investigations of ionospheric phenomena, solar radio emission, the Galactic synchrotron background, and ultra-high energy cosmic rays via airshower emission. The array will consist of 50-100 small, low-gain broadband antennas operating below 500 MHz. Unlike existing arrays, RAPID can be operated without any cabling between the antennas and a central location, and can be shipped, deployed and physically reconfigured quickly and easily with zero site infrastructure.

RAPID System

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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