Month: October 2015

Cosmologists closer to understanding the ultimate fate of the Universe

Dr Kevin Pimbblet, senior Astrophysics lecturer, was invited to submit an article to The Conversation to discuss what fate the universe may eventually succumb to. He explains possible options such as heat death, the big rip, and even “cosmic consciousness”, a quantum physics idiosyncrasy that means the universe could lead to an interesting, if not far-fetched, end.

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Five myths on gravitational waves, by Dr Siri Chongchitnan

Maths lecturer Dr Siri Chongchitnan has written an article discussing gravitational waves and the misconceptions that surround the research. The waves were predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity and have so far only been detected indirectly.

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Launch of new astrophysics centre at University of Hull

Cutting-edge research in astrophysics has been given a major boost with the opening of a dedicated centre at the University.

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Solving the mystery of nitrogen throughout the Universe

Researchers in the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics have made a breakthrough in solving the mystery of the origin of nitrogen, one of the most important elements for life in the Universe.

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Two new lecturers appointed to the Department

We are pleased to welcome Dr Elke Roediger and Dr Marco Pignatari as new lecturers to the Department of Physics and Mathematics and researchers in the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics.

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