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CTAMOP ACADEMIC PUBLISHES AN AUTHORITATIVE REVIEW PAPER

25/06/2018 - CTAMOP Academic, Dr. Gabriele De Chiara has published an authoritative review paper in the journal Reports on Progress in Physics.

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CTAMOP POST-DOC AWARDED THE SPRINGER PRIZE

25/06/2018 - Congratulations to CTAMOP Post-doc, Ricardo Puebla, who has been awarded a Springer Prize for his PhD thesis.

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Queen’s University graduate receives prestigious Institute of Physics Prize

17/04/2018 - Dr Clare Scullion has been awarded the prestigious Culham Thesis Prize by the Institute of Physics.

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QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY SCIENTISTS OBSERVE LARGEST SOLAR FLARE IN 12 YEARS

9/03/2018 - Share The sun’s largest solar flare in more than 12 years – and the eighth largest since modern records began in 1996 – has been captured in high detail by a team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Sheffield.

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International Women's Day 2018

8/03/2018 - 8 March 2018

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QUEEN’S SCIENTISTS CRACK 70-YEAR-OLD MYSTERY OF HOW MAGNETIC WAVES HEAT THE SUN

5/03/2018 - Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery that magnetic waves crashing through the Sun may be key to heating its atmosphere and propelling the solar wind.

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`OUMUAMUA HAD A VIOLENT PAST AND HAS BEEN TUMBLING AROUND FOR BILLIONS OF YEARS

12/02/2018 - The first ever interstellar visitor to our solar system has had a violent past which is causing it to tumble around chaotically, a Queen’s University Belfast scientist has discovered.

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QUEEN'S SCIENTIST WILL TEST THE LIMITS OF QUANTUM THEORY

16/01/2018 - A scientist from Queen's University is working with researchers at two other UK universities to test one of the fundamental laws of physics as part of a major Europe-wide project awarded more than £3m in funding.

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Queen's Researchers Honoured By Royal Astronomical Society

19/01/2018 - Two Queen’s University Belfast researchers are set to receive prestigious awards from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).

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ALIEN OBJECT ‘OUMUAMUA WAS A NATURAL BODY VISITING FROM ANOTHER SOLAR SYSTEM'

15/12/2017 - Scientists at Queen’s have led worldwide investigations into a mysterious object that passed close to Earth after arriving from deep interstellar space.

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EPSRC Fellow Dr Dermot Green receives International recognition for his work on theory of antimatter

27/11/2017 - Back-to-back(!) Physical Review Letters and an International Prize.

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QUEEN’S ASTRONOMER LEADS INTERNATIONAL TEAM TO GROUND-BREAKING FIERY EXPLOSION IN A DISTANT GALAXY

13/11/2017 - Astronomers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new type of fiery explosion in a distant galaxy.

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The John Bell Day Lecture 2017

6/11/2017 - The Royal Irish Academy and The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's present a lecture by Professor Antonio Acín, Group Leader, Quantum Information Theory, The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona. Monday 6 November.

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MONSTER PLANET DISCOVERY CHALLENGES FORMATION THEORY

31/10/2017 - A giant planet – the existence of which was previously thought extremely unlikely – has been discovered by an international collaboration of astronomers, including Queen’s University Belfast researchers.

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QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY ASTRONOMERS CAPTURE FIRST VISITING OBJECT FROM OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

27/10/2017 - A Queen’s University Belfast scientist is leading an international team in studying a new visitor to our solar system - the first known comet or asteroid to visit us from another star.

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QUEEN’S SCIENTIST DISCOVERS THAT NEUTRON STAR SMASH-UP IS SOURCE OF GRAVITATIONAL WAVE

16/10/2017 - A Queen’s University Belfast scientist has led an international team to a historic and ground-breaking discovery, proving that a burst of gravitational waves detected in August came from a smash up of two neutron stars.

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QUEEN’S ASTRONOMER AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS MAKE MAJOR EXOPLANET DISCOVERY

14/09/2017 - An astronomer at Queen’s University Belfast, working with a team of international researchers, has detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time, revealing incredible information about WASP-19b.

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APS 2017 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research Recipient

13/09/2017 - Professor Marco Borghesi honoured for pioneering use of proton radiography.

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School researchers' discovery could lead to scratch-proof paint

12/09/2017 - Stretchy miracle material could be used to create highly resistant smart devices and scratch-proof paint for cars.

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QUEEN’S RESEARCH SHOWS HOW AN ALIEN OBSERVER MIGHT DETECT EARTH

8/09/2017 - A group of scientists from Queen’s University Belfast and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany have looked at how an alien observer might be able to detect Earth using our own methods.

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QUEEN'S ASTRONOMERS ENGAGE IN ECLIPSE EXPERIMENTATION AND SCIENTIFIC OUTREACH

25/10/2017 - Two astronomers from the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen’s observed the recent solar eclipse from a research base in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains.

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Asteroids named after Queen's astronomers

24/04/2017 - International recognition and a piece of real estate

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‘Outstanding Reviewer’ awards for School researchers

10/03/2017 - CTAMOP and CPP researchers recognised for contribution to reviewing process

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Head of School awarded prestigious Chair

9/05/2017 - Award facilitates work on new data storage technologies

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Professor Jorge Kohanoff goes ‘Behind the Science’

3/05/2017 - NVTV interview with ASC Director of Research

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Further Reviewing Success for School Staff

11/04/2017 - Recognition for School researcher's reviews

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Kuiper Belt breakthrough

School Research Fellow reveals secret of blue binaries

7/04/2017 - Kuiper Belt breakthrough published in Nature Astronomy

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CTAMOP Researchers secure funding success

30/01/2017 - Grants to bring in over £1.7 million over next five years

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2017 winner of the RAS Winton Capital award

23/01/2017 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow Cosimo Inserra wins prestigious prize

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Queen’s CNM team in nanocircuitry breakthrough

21/12/2016 - Nature Communications paper paves way for shape-shifting nanoscale electronic devices

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Hamilton Prize 2016

7/11/2016

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Both Mathematics and Physics get 100% for overall student satisfaction

9/05/2017 - Best ever student rating for MSci Degrees.

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