News from the School of Mathematics and Physics

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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).

Dermot Green at a blackboard

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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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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.

Eclipse Outreach Event Team Members posing



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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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.

Asteroids at QUB

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

Dr Ioannis Kourakis

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

Ramsbottom and Ballance posing in front of a scientific poster

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CTAMOP Researchers secure funding success

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

Cosimo Inserra posing in front of a brick wall

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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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Mapping the Universe

22/12/2016 - Survey results covering billions of stars released to public

Purple flashes of dramatic horizontal lightning

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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

Image of a flaming comet passing over a Black Hole

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Sun-like star destroyed by Black Hole

21/12/2016 - ARC researchers gather evidence of exceptional event

Hamilton Prize winner 2017 Thomas Mellon posing with presenters

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Hamilton Prize 2016


Cosimo Inserra posing in front of a brick wall

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The geometry of exploding stars


In laboratory

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Black Holes and Supernovae


Hypervelocity star

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Fastest unbound star


Black Holes merging dramatically together

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Making Gravitational Waves


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Both Mathematics and Physics get 100% for overall student satisfaction

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