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New award for improving agricultural monitoring from Space

New award for improving agricultural monitoring from Space

Posted by Darren Ghent at Mar 25, 2020 03:44 PM |

Leicester physicists have recently been awarded a Met Office Newton grant to monitor vegetation health and stress from Space

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Advancing UK and Italian research in Gamma-Ray astrophysics

Advancing UK and Italian research in Gamma-Ray astrophysics

Posted by Paul O’Brien, Jon Lapington, Julian Osborne at Feb 18, 2020 11:52 AM |

Leicester physicists invited to the home of the UK Ambassador to Italy to discuss the future of Gamma-Ray astrophysics.

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Remote sensing of greenhouse gases in the air over Jinja, Uganda

Remote sensing of greenhouse gases in the air over Jinja, Uganda

Posted by Neil Humpage at Jan 22, 2020 12:00 AM |

A new ground-based measurement site in Uganda, set up by the University of Leicester in partnership with NaFIRRI, will provide a unique dataset of remotely sensed greenhouse gas observations over a period of several months.

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Carbon offsetting for SMILE

Carbon offsetting for SMILE

Posted by Jenny Carter at Dec 17, 2019 10:39 AM |

Leicester scientists plant trees to carbon offset their air travel for the SMILE mission

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The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2019

The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2019

Posted by Harneet Sangha at Dec 16, 2019 12:00 AM |

Leicester physicists travel to America to showcase their research

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The Big Bang with Burleighs Gin 2019

The Big Bang with Burleighs Gin 2019

Posted by Harneet Sangha at Dec 15, 2019 12:00 AM |

Leicester physicists lend a hand with some public outreach.

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Celebrating Undergraduate Student Successes

Posted by Mervyn Roy at Dec 11, 2019 08:23 PM |

It has been another great year for undergraduates in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

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PhD Projects for 2020

Posted by lnf2 at Dec 03, 2019 03:45 PM |

A wide range of opportunities exist within the School of Physics and Astronomy with start dates in Autumn 2020.

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A new instrument for the observatory of the University of Leicester

A new instrument for the observatory of the University of Leicester

Posted by Klaas Wiersema and Rhaana Starling at Dec 03, 2019 10:22 AM |

Leicester astronomers are testing out a brand new instrument for the observatory, made possible by a grant from the Royal Society.

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Physics in the Images of Research Competition 2019

Physics in the Images of Research Competition 2019

Posted by lnf2 at Dec 02, 2019 02:47 PM |

Congratulations to PhD student Soheb Mandhai, runner-up in the People's Choice award.

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Space Lates: 200th Anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society

Posted by lnf2 at Dec 02, 2019 10:05 AM |

On Saturday 18 January 2020, the National Space Centre will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society, and looking to the future of the next big space missions.

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New space mission to find explosive transients in the universe

New space mission to find explosive transients in the universe

Posted by Paul O’Brien and Ian Hutchinson at Nov 29, 2019 12:00 AM |

Leicester physicists are leading the development of a revolutionary instrument to find explosive transients in the universe

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Celebrating 15 years of Swift discoveries in orbit

Celebrating 15 years of Swift discoveries in orbit

Posted by Julian Osborne at Nov 21, 2019 12:00 AM |

Leicester celebrates the great success of the Swift satellite in transient astrophysics on the 15th anniversary of its launch

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First detection of a gamma-ray burst afterglow in very-high-energy gamma-ray light

First detection of a gamma-ray burst afterglow in very-high-energy gamma-ray light

Posted by Paul O’Brien at Nov 20, 2019 12:00 AM |

After a decade-long search Leicester physicists are involved in the first detection of a gamma-ray burst in very-high-energy gamma-ray light.

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Celebrating Success at the Discovering Excellence Awards 2019

Celebrating Success at the Discovering Excellence Awards 2019

Posted by lnf2 at Nov 15, 2019 09:13 AM |

Congratulations to the winners and finalists from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the Discovering Excellence Awards 2019

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National Anti-Bullying Week

National Anti-Bullying Week

Posted by Darren Wright at Nov 12, 2019 10:31 AM |

The School of Physics and Astronomy launches the "Odd Socks Week" as part of National Anti-Bullying Week

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Public Engagement Grants awarded to Leicester Physics Researcher to Develop Educational Technology

Public Engagement Grants awarded to Leicester Physics Researcher to Develop Educational Technology

Posted by jodw1 at Nov 07, 2019 10:04 AM |

Dr Jamie Williams has been awarded Public Engagement awards from the Institute of Physics and the Science and Technology Facilities Council to develop Educational Technology

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Black History Month 2019 Celebrations

Black History Month 2019 Celebrations

Posted by Aneesah Kamran at Nov 06, 2019 12:00 AM |

The School of Physics and Astronomy marked Black History Month 2019 with the celebration of many prominent Black Physicists, as well as highlighting the current stark lack of representation of Black Physicists within the United Kingdom.

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EGU Award for Leicester Planetary Scientist

EGU Award for Leicester Planetary Scientist

Posted by lnf2 at Oct 25, 2019 10:15 AM |

Dr. Beatriz Sánchez-Cano has been awarded a prestigious award by the European Geophysical Union.

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Leicester Space Science at New Scientist Live

Leicester Space Science at New Scientist Live

Posted by lnf2 at Oct 15, 2019 12:00 AM |

The School of Physics and Astronomy was represented at New Scientist Live at the Excel Centre in London.

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