Contact-binary comet nucleus observed by Rosetta

The Astronomy Unit's Iwan Williams is a co-Investigator on the Comet Nucleus Sampling Experiment (CONSERT) on the Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Jim Cronin accepting a copy of the Physics of the B Factories during the 50 years of CP violation conference at QMUL

July 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of CP violation. This is a tiny difference between matter and antimatter that is vital for the Universe to have evolved into its matter dominated state. We heard about this discovery from one of the co-discoverers of the phenomenon, Jim Cronin. Following this talk Makoto Kobayashi, who with his collaborator Maskawa, wrote down our current model of CP violation in the CKM matrix told his part of the story. This was the start to a two day event at QMUL to explore the past (and future) studies during the 50 years of CP violation conference.

QMUL's pitch drop experiment: the view from the bottom camera

Physicists at Queen Mary University of London have set up a new pitch drop experiment for students to explore the difference between solid and liquids.

Known as the ‘world’s longest experiment’, the set up at the University of Queensland was famous for taking ten years for a drop of pitch – a thick, black, sticky material – to fall from a funnel.

Students working in our physics museum

Join us for the School of Physics and Astronomy Postgraduate Virtual Open Day on Tuesday 15th July.

Big names lined up for intimate story telling event. Join Brian Wecht's interepid troupe of story tellers as they share their experiences of science.

Rites of Love and Math

Queen Mary Physicist joins producer of The Shining in screening and discussion of acclaimed short film “Rites of Love and Math”

The School seeks to appoint an Electronic-Project Engineer ( to support the research undertaken by academics and research staff in PPRC.

An international team of astronomers led by Queen Mary's Astrophysicist Guillem Anglada-Escude, reports two new planets orbiting a very old and nearby star to the Sun. One of the newly-discovered planets could be ripe for life as it orbits at the right distance to the star to allow liquid water on its surface.

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