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Help to name an Exoplanet

Would you like to help choose the names of planets orbiting other stars? If so this is your chance to vote from a shortlist of names.

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Searching for 250 great minds

The University of Leeds search for 250 new academic researchers continues with a range of new Fellowship opportunities now available.

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7 October
Prof Helen Gleeson's Inaugural Lecture

Prof Gleeson OBE, Cavendish Chair and Head of School elect will be the first woman in the history of the School to hold either of these positions. Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, 5-6pm. Open to all.

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4 November
The Bolton Lecture: A Turbulent Tale of Stellar Birth

The 16th in a series of annual free public lectures given by Professor Stefanie Walch from the University of Cologne. 5.30-6.30pm.

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Postdoc Opportunities in the Soft Matter Physics Research Group

Working in the School of Physics and Astronomy, the roles will focus on the development of novel solid state polymer electrolytes for Li-ion battery applications.

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Planet-hosting star gives up its innermost secrets

Astronomers have successfully peered through the ‘amniotic sac’ of a star that...



The School of Physics and Astronomy will be hosting the Quantum Information...


IoP conference presentation

Dr Lorna Dougan from the Molecular & Nanoscale Physics group recently gave a...


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