Students and staff at UCL’s teaching observatory, the University of London Observatory, have spotted one of the closest supernova to Earth in recent decades. At 19:20 GMT on 21 January, a team of students – Ben Cooke, Tom Wright, Matthew Wilde and Guy Pollack – assisted by Dr Steve Fossey, spotted the exploding star in nearby galaxy Messier 82 (the Cigar Galaxy). More...
Five members of the Department have been commended by the Royal Astronomical Society in their 2014 awards: More...
A Physics World Top 10 Breakthrough of the Year has been awarded to the scientists working on the European Space Agency’s Planck space telescope "To scientists working on the European Space Agency's Planck space telescope for making the most precise measurement ever of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation." More...
UCL Astrophysics Group
The Astrophysics Group at UCL forms part of the Physics & Astronomy Department. We are one of the largest Astrophysics groups in the UK, comprising about 80 members of academic, research and support staff.
The research areas cover massive stars, star formation, interstellar and circumstellar processes, astrochemistry, cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, extra-solar planets, atmospheric physics and instrumentation. An overview of the group's research can be found in the most recent Departmental Annual Review.
Our group members are also playing leadership roles in many international projects, covering a time line from the present to 2020 or so. They include the Dark Energy Survey, DESI, Euclid, the Hubble Space Telescope, JWST, SPICA, Cassini, Laplace / JUICE, EChO, LOFAR, Planck, Herschel, e-MERLIN and ALMA. In addition, we are part of UCL's Institute of Origins which promotes inter-departmental research.
Head of Group: Prof. Mike Barlow
Administrator: Mrs Kay Nakum
Current vacancies in the Astrophysics group are listed on the Physics and Astronomy Vacancies page
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