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Pint of Science Festival 2018

On 14 and 16 May, researchers from the School of Physics and Astronomy will be taking part in the annual Pint of Science event, an international festival that brings together scientists and the public in the informal atmosphere of a local pub.

SSFX The Anthology Film Premiere

The SSFX project challenged independent filmmakers from around the world to create short-films incorporating sounds from space recorded by satellites. We've now packaged the best of these films together into a single anthology which we'll be premiering on Wednesday 28 March 2018 6-8pm in ArtsTwo.

Postgraduate Taught Open Evening

Find out why MSc study might be great for your career and what our programmes in physics or astronomy could offer you.

7th February, 4.30-7.30

Mile End Campus

This event is in two parts, a general open event with information stands, and a physics and astronomy breakout session with talks and Q+A. Please book places on one or both parts depending on your interest.

Prof. William Gillin shortlisted for QMUL Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Prof. William Gillin of the School of Physics and Astronomy and Director of QMUL’s Materials Research Institute has been shortlisted for the Bruce Dickinson Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His nomination stems from the establishment, in June 2017, of a spin-out company called Chromosol, which aims to revolutionise optical communication networks. 

QMUL astronomer helps to find dormant black hole

Queen Mary astronomer Dr Guillem Anglada Escudé is a member of an international team of astronomers who have used a novel method to find a black hole hiding in a nearby group of stars. Most black holes we know about were identified by the intense radiation emitted from hot gas falling into the black hole; but now the astronomers have been able to detect a “dormant” black hole that is not actively swallowing material.