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Planetary striptease

Astronomers show that the atmospheres of super-Earths are blown away by radiation from their host stars.

Apr 18th, 2016

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Cosmic rays: The key to galaxy formation?

Understanding the physics of galaxy formation is arguably among the greatest problems in modern astrophysics. A newly formed research group investigates the impact of cosmic rays on galaxy and cluster formation.

Apr 13th, 2016

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'Smoothed' light will help search for Earth's twins

Physicists have developed optical technology for the 'correction' of light coming from distant stars, which will significantly improve the 'seeing' of telescopes and therefore will enable us to directly observe exoplanets as Earth-twins.

Mar 30th, 2016

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