E.A. Milne Centre
Where did the Universe come from? What are stars made of? How were galaxies created? What is gravity? The E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull is taking a fresh and dynamic approach to the big questions that have fascinated humankind for thousands of years.
From the Big Bang to black holes, and from quantum mechanics to the theory of everything, The E.A. Milne Centre’s world leading experts pursue explanations for the wonders of the Universe and then share their awe-inspiring discoveries with students, schools and the public to ignite the passions of the Einsteins and Hawkings of tomorrow.
Members of the Milne Centre have just returned from a week of teaching astronomy and python to school children in Thailand. Now in its second year, the ThaiPASS program sees members of the Centre spend a week in Chiang Mai, Thailand, introducing children from disadvantaged backgrounds to programming in python and astronomy in the hope of encouraging them to further study in STEM subjects at University. The week was divided into a series of lectures and practical coding sessions, where the students could put their newly-acquired knowledge to the test. This year’s team consisted of Claire Cashmore, James Keegans, Mikkel Kristensen, Richard Stancliffe and Iraj Vaezzadeh, and former Milne Centre staff member Siri Chongchitnan. Topics covered included: introductory python, how to write a forward Euler integrator, stellar nucleosynthesis, supernovae and dark matter. [More details about the ThaiPASS program]Read more
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Schools, groups and the public
The E.A. Milne Centre is more than just a world-leading research institute – we are also committed to being life-long regional education partners.
We want to work with schools and teachers to find unique ways in which to build and foster these partnerships. Whether it be through internships and summer placements, or bringing our staff into your school for targeted lectures and hands-on activities (ranging from astronomy to software engineering), we are passionate about working with schools and supporting your education targets.
Please contact us to arrange for a tour of the Centre, a visit to you and your school from one of our staff, or to discuss our philosophy and strategy for optimising your experiences at Hull.
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Our passion for education and training is reflected in our keeping abreast of the exciting developments in active learning.
We embrace new technologies, design advanced research projects which are of publishable quality, and work with you throughout your degree as a colleague and a collaborator – in other words, you are not simply a ‘student’ to us – you are a partner with us on an intense, but amazingly enjoyable, journey.
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Edward Arthur Milne(1896-1950) Mathematician, Astrophysicist, Cosmologist
The E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics is named in honour of the Hull-born physicist and mathematician Edward Arthur Milne.
Milne was a truly prolific researcher; amongst his many discoveries, the most groundbreaking were his insights into the inner structure and atmosphere of stars. His work on cosmology also paved the way for the our modern understanding of the history and evolution of the Universe.
Arthur, as he was known, also made a significant contribution during the First World War, when he was part of a highly skilled group of mathematicians who developed a technique that enabled anti-aircraft and naval guns to accurately target Zeppelin bombers.
The cutting-edge research continues at the E.A. Milne Centre in his legacy.