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The HCO+ 267.4 GHz frame from the image in main story. Image credit: M. Matsuura, et al. 2017 - Cosmic “dust factory” reveals more clues to how stars are born

Thursday 13th July 2017

Researchers in the School have discovered a rich inventory of molecules at the centre of a supernova remnant for the very first time …

Data at wavelength of 0.45 mm, combined from SCUBA and SCUBA-2, in a false-colour image. Credit: Jane Greaves / JCMT / EAO Re-Making Planets after Star-Death

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Dr Jane Greaves, from the School and Dr Wayne Holland, of the UK ATC in Edinburgh, may have found an answer to the 25-year-old mystery of how planets form in the aftermath of a supernova explosion …

Section of new high resolution map of SDC13 First look at the gravitational dance that drives stellar formation

Thursday 6th July 2017

Swirling motions in clouds of cold, dense gas have given, for the first time, an active insight into how gravity creates the compact cores from which stars form in the interstellar medium …

Science and Technology Facilities Council Logo STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: Internal Deadline 10th August 2017

Wednesday 5th July 2017

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 Thursday 10th August 2017

IOP William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Medal (Image Credit: IOP) Cardiff academics pick up prestigious physics awards

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Dr Jane Greaves and Wendy Sadler MBE recognised for their outstanding contribution to physics research and engagement …



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

Recent conferences include: