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Science and Technology Facilities Council Logo STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: Internal Deadline 10th August 2016

12th July 2016

Potential applicants must let us know that they would like to apply to hold an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship in Cardiff and send a draft proposal by Wednesday 10th August 2016

A nearby galaxy cropped from the image in the main story. Universe becoming cleaner as cosmic dust gets mopped up by stars.

Wednesday 6th July 2016

The Universe is becoming gradually cleaner as more and more cosmic dust is being mopped up by the formation of stars within galaxies, an international team of astronomers has revealed …

Section of the Black Hole Mass Chart in main story. Black hole signals mark "true beginning" of gravitational wave astronomy

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Advanced algorithms jointly developed in the School of Physics and Astronomy enable LIGO scientists to detect "fantastically weak" gravitational wave signals from the merging of two black holes …

Artist's impression of cold intergalactic rain. Credit: - NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry/SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) Feeding black holes

Friday 10th June 2016

Researchers first to witness a supermassive black hole preparing for a "chaotic" feast at the centre of a distant galaxy …

Sun with Mercury transiting Transit of Mercury: Public talks and public viewing.

Friday 15th April 2016

Come and join us for a free event!


Talks and Public Lectures

University Open Day information

Occasional talks and lectures for a more general audience are given by members of the School - further details can be found here.


The School has a number of active Colloquia and Research Seminar series. For a full schedule see the Colloquia and Research Seminars page.

Conferences at Cardiff

The School has a strong reputation for hosting scientific conferences. conferences page

Future conferences include:

Recent conferences include: