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The Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck is one of the United Kingdom's leading centres for planetary and exoplanetary science. It houses expertise in understanding planets from their deep interiors, through their surfaces and atmospheres, to their space environment.  This expertise is complemented by world leaders in astronomy, terrestrial and solar science, life and chemical sciences.  Read more...

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Dr Ingo Waldmann

RAS Fowler Award in Geophysics to Dr Ingo Waldmann

Many congratulations to Dr Ingo Waldmann (Physics & Astronomy, UCL) for winning the RAS Fowler Award in Geophysics ‘for his role in the vanguard of developing the statistical theory of exoplanet observations and their interpretation’. More...

Published: Jan 11, 2019 5:00:00 PM

ARIEL

ARIEL selected as ESA’s next medium-class science mission

Giovanna Tinetti, a member of the Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck, and her team at UCL are leading a multi-million pound European mission to study newly discovered planets after it was selected today as the next European Space Agency science mission. More...

Published: Mar 20, 2018 1:08:00 PM

Dr Ingo Waldmann

ERC Starting Grant awarded to Dr Ingo Waldmann

Many congratulations to Dr Ingo Waldmann (Physics & Astronomy, UCL) who has recently been awarded a €1.5M European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for a project entitled: ExoAI - Deciphering super-Earths using artificial intelligence. The project will run for 5 years, starting in January 2018. More...

Published: Nov 21, 2017 3:42:26 PM

Hot Jupiter exoplanets

Size matters in the detection of exoplanet atmospheres

A group-analysis of 30 exoplanets orbiting distant stars suggests that size, not mass, is a key factor in whether a planet’s atmosphere can be detected according to a UCL-led team of European researchers. More...

Published: Sep 26, 2017 4:50:54 PM

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Jupiter’s southern aurora captured in H3+ by the JUNO infrared imager.

Royal Society meeting: Advances in hydrogen molecular ions: H3+, H5+ and beyond

A scientific discussion meeting entitled 'Advances in hydrogen molecular ions: H3+, H5+ and beyond' is to be held at the Royal Society on 21–22 January 2019, organised by Professor Jonathan Tennyson FRS, Professor Benjamin McCall, and Professor Steven Miller.  More...

Starts: Jan 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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