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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!

Magnets research paper published in Nature Physics.

Monday 11th March 2016

Findings published on the measurement of the force between magnetic monopoles.

Inspiring Hong Kong to Reach for the Impossible

Thursday 31st March 2016

Cardiff experts inspire the next generation of scientists at Science Alive 2016


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: