## UoL Discovers a Planet

I am taking an option module called “Life in the Universe”, it is taught by Prof Sims and Dr Burleigh and is about where we would most expect to find life and how we would detect it. Prof Sims teaches the first half of the course which is about things such as extremophiles, the origin […]

## GW170817: Huge Leap in Gravitational Wave Research

You may have heard in the news about a recent breakthrough in gravitational wave research. So what was it? And why is it such a big deal? To find out what it is all about I went to a lecture conducted by Prof Nial Tanvir and Dr Phil Evans who were, along with several other […]

## Nobel Prize in Physics 2017

Last year I wrote a blog about the 2016 Nobel prize winners, David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz, who won it for “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”. And this year the Nobel prize winners were Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish for their contributions to the detection of gravitational […]

## Suzie Won!

In a previous blog I talked about one of my lecturers, Dr Suzie Imber, who is on the BBC programme “Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?”. As described in my earlier blog, in the programme 12 candidates undertake tasks that you would undergo during astronaut selection. From the twelve Chris Hadfield and his team […]

## Preparing for Third Year

I am doing the Physics with Astrophysics MPhys course so later this month I will be starting my penultimate year of university. This year is going to be different for a number of reasons. To start with for some, those on the BSc course, this will be their final year and for others this will be […]

## Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?

A few weeks ago I came across this tweet. Dr Suzie Imber is a lecturer that I had in both first and second year. I remember in particular when she taught us multiple integrals and told us how it linked to her own research in cataloguing mountains in the Andes. Not only has she discovered […]

## Summer Job

I have just come back from Edinburgh Fringe Festival where I saw some hilarious comedians such as Phill Jupitus and Al Murray (The Pub Landlord). It is an amazing comedy festival and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a good laugh. I also got to explore the city, which is beautiful and […]

## Stephen Hawking

To celebrate Stephen Hawking’s 75th birthday a conference called “Gravity and Black Holes” is being held over the next few days. At this conference there will be lectures and discussions about recent discoveries in cosmology and the future of this field of physics. So we all know that Stephen Hawking is a genius but what […]

## Results and Winning a Prize!

If you are wondering about the general timeline for exams and results at uni; it is as follows. You do your exams from about mid-May, and finish sometime at the beginning of June. You will then have to wait a few weeks, and you should expect to get your results towards the end of June. […]

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