News from the School of Mathematics and Physics
25 November, 2020
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.
19 October, 2020
The School of Mathematics and Physics are delighted to announce the recent renewal of their Athena SWAN Silver Award until 2025.
Natasha Bailie awarded British Society for the History of Mathematics Undergraduate Essay Prize 2020
19 October, 2020
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.
19 October, 2020
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.
16 October, 2020
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).
21 September, 2020
A team of astronomers from around the world has discovered an explanation for the mesmerising shapes of planetary nebulae.
24 July, 2020
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.
27 May, 2020
Sensum Ltd recently completed their second Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Queen’s University Belfast and was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ classification by Innovate UK.
27 February, 2020
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.
13 February, 2020
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.
6 February, 2020
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.
30 January, 2020
The clearest and most detailed images of the Sun have been captured by the largest telescope in the world.
8 November, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast academic, Professor Robert Bowman, has been appointed as a member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC).
27 September, 2019
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.
5 September, 2019
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
21 August, 2019
The Career Day for PhD Students and Postdocs which will take place on the 24th of September 2019 at the IRCEP building.
16 August, 2019
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.
28 March, 2019
An international team of astronomers, including scientists from Queen’s University Belfast, have identified an asteroid that is spinning itself into oblivion.
8 April, 2019
A new research paper suggests that abundant interstellar objects like ‘Oumuamua may help new star systems to form planets quickly.
18 October, 2018
An international collaboration led by the Quantum Technology group at Queen's University (QTeQ) has made an important breakthrough in quantum thermodynamics.
25 July, 2018
Dr Kane Esien won Best Poster Prize at the 2018 International Conference on Magnetism held in San Francisco 15-20 July 2018
25 June, 2018
CTAMOP Academic, Dr. Gabriele De Chiara has published an authoritative review paper in the journal Reports on Progress in Physics.
9 March, 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.
8 September, 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.
14 September, 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.
16 October, 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.
27 October, 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.
31 October, 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.
13 November, 2017
Astronomers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new type of fiery explosion in a distant galaxy.
ASTROPHYSICS | 15 December, 2017
Scientists at Queen’s have led worldwide investigations into a mysterious object that passed close to Earth after arriving from deep interstellar space.
16 January, 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.
12 February, 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.
5 March, 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.
Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) Awards | 19 January, 2018
Two Queen’s University Belfast researchers are set to receive prestigious awards from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).
6 November, 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.
SOLAR ECLIPSE | 25 October, 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.