News from the School of Mathematics and Physics
The George Darwin Lecture is given annually by an authoritative and engaging speaker on a suitable topic in astronomy. The award is named after the astronomer Sir George Darwin, the son of Charles Darwin.
Professor Mihalis Mathioudakis, Head of Centre, at the School Astrophysics Research Centre, has been awarded the 2021 Institute of Physics Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal and Prize for distinguished contributions to plasma, solar or space physics.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new tool, which will help to investigate more effective forms of cancer treatment.
A group of experts at Queen’s University Belfast have been using mathematical modelling to track the course of COVID-19 in Northern Ireland so that preparations can be made for future variants and diseases.
Queen’s University Belfast is playing a key role in ensuring that people across the world can view the first inventory of the Universe recorded by the world’s largest digital camera.
Experts at Queen’s University Belfast are calling for scientific, engineering, industrial and political communities to join forces and take quantum experiments to space.
Queen’s University Belfast has an integral role in a Northern Ireland nano technology consortium, which has been awarded £60m to develop new technology for medical devices, communication and data storage.
An asteroid strike on Earth could be prevented by new technology launching into space this year, involving a Queen’s University Belfast scientist.
Thirty funded doctoral scholarships announced by Queen’s University Belfast are set to provide a unique opportunity to explore the challenges of Artificial intelligence (AI) for every area of science and society.
A School of Mathematics and Physics professor has been announced as the winner of a prestigious award from the Royal Astronomical Society.
A global collaboration led by a research fellow from the School of Mathematics and Physics which detected only the second minimoon ever recorded earlier this year has confirmed that many more will be found in the next decade.
The School of Mathematics and Physics are delighted to announce the recent renewal of their Athena SWAN Silver Award until 2025.
A student from the School of Mathematics and Physics was awarded first place in the annual British Society for the History of Mathematics Undergraduate Essay Competition this year.
A student from the School of Mathematics and Physics was awarded the prestigious undergraduate Hamilton Prize in Mathematics this year by the Royal Irish Academy.
A lecturer from the School of Mathematics and Physics has been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship as part of a £109 million investment from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
A team of astronomers from around the world has discovered an explanation for the mesmerising shapes of planetary nebulae.
A second year PhD student from Queen’s University Belfast has recently published a paper on the study of an extremely fast evolving astronomical transient, which turns out to be the first of its kind.
Sensum Ltd recently completed their second Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Queen’s University Belfast and was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ classification by Innovate UK.
The conclusion of a major international design study brings a plasma accelerator closer to becoming a reality, having potentially revolutionary implications for scientific research, and medical practices.
Global technology and business leader Dr Anita Sands recently delivered the Queen’s Management School Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture, in association with the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are looking for UK citizens to help contribute to world-leading research on capturing the largest ever movie of the changing night sky.
The clearest and most detailed images of the Sun have been captured by the largest telescope in the world.
An international team of astronomers, including Queen's University Belfast researchers, have made a historic discovery, detecting gas molecules in a comet which has tumbled into our solar system from another star.
Dr Lisa McFetridge was the Programme Chair of the International Conference of the Royal Statistical Society which came to Belfast from 2-5 September. 2019
Are you a female first time undergraduate student on a modest income? Have you had a gap of at least 5 years since attending post-primary school? If YES, you may be eligible to receive a Queen’s Women Graduates’ Scholarship to a value of up to £1,000
The Queen's Postdoc Showcase is a must attend for all QUB postdocs! In 2019, the Postdoc Showcase returns as part of the international strand of National Postdoc Appreciation Week and focuses on wider public engagement with research.
An international team of astronomers, including scientists from Queen’s University Belfast, have identified an asteroid that is spinning itself into oblivion.
A new research paper suggests that abundant interstellar objects like ‘Oumuamua may help new star systems to form planets quickly.
An international collaboration led by the Quantum Technology group at Queen's University (QTeQ) has made an important breakthrough in quantum thermodynamics.
Dr Kane Esien won Best Poster Prize at the 2018 International Conference on Magnetism held in San Francisco 15-20 July 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Astronomers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new type of fiery explosion in a distant galaxy.
Scientists at Queen’s have led worldwide investigations into a mysterious object that passed close to Earth after arriving from deep interstellar space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two astronomers from the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen’s observed the recent solar eclipse from a research base in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains.