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Blog Entry Earth observation in the Land of the Rising Sun
Physics postgrad heads East for 18 months on scholarship.
Blog Entry Dwarf stars reveal planetary evidence
A team of researchers led by Dr Jay Farihi from our Department of Physics and Astronomy have demonstrated that rocky planets are common in the galaxy. Not by finding any actual planets, but by looking for their remains: a sort of interstellar archaeology.
Blog Entry Leicester astronomer encourages young women to study science
Dr Rhaana Starling from our Department of Physics and Astronomy gave a talk to Year 9 students this week about ‘SETting an example’.
Blog Entry Leicester physicists solve disappearing Martian atmosphere mystery
It may not be breathable but Mars has an atmosphere. The trouble is: bits of it keep disappearing off into space. Now Leicester researchers have discovered why.
Blog Entry What's on this week at the University of Leicester
Public events from Monday 15 March to Sunday 21 March 2010
Blog Entry New appointments round-up
Some fresh new faces have joined the staff of our Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of English and Research Support Office.
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