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  • Our astronomical expertise enthrals Thailand’s royalty

    Our astronomical expertise enthrals Thailand’s royalty

    Dr Mark Thompson, Dean of School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, meets Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand to discuss the building project for the Thai National Radio Observatory.

    18 July 2018

  • First Sri Lankan alumni event a great success

    First Sri Lankan alumni event a great success

    We were delighted to hold our first Alumni Event in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Monday 25 June 2018.

    26 June 2018

  • Supermassive stars may have been formed from old star clusters

    Supermassive stars may have been formed from old star clusters

    A team of international astrophysicists from institutes in seven countries, including Dr Martin Krause at the University of Hertfordshire, propose a solution to a problem that has perplexed scientists for more than 50 years: why are the stars in globular clusters made of material different to other stars found in the Milky Way?

    21 June 2018

  • Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics event a great success

    Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics event a great success

    On Wednesday 21 March the School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics was delighted to welcome back three alumni to talk to current students about their careers since graduation.

    6 April 2018

  • Celebrating International Women's Day 2018

    Celebrating International Women's Day 2018

    In March 2018, numerous events took place across the University of Hertfordshire in recognition of Women's History Month and International Women's Day.

    13 March 2018

  • The Civic Awards 2018

    The Civic Awards 2018

    The University of Hertfordshire is sponsoring the Civic Awards 2018. Make your nomination today.

    16 January 2018

  • UK’s biggest inflatable planetarium comes to Dunstable

    UK’s biggest inflatable planetarium comes to Dunstable

    The University of Hertfordshire has teamed up with the BBC to bring its 100-seat mobile planetarium to Dunstable on Friday 6 October as part of World Space Week, to give local residents and school children the chance to learn more about the stars and the solar system.

    3 October 2017

  • Two potentially habitable planets detected orbiting the nearest Sun-like star

    Two potentially habitable planets detected orbiting the nearest Sun-like star

    A new study by an international team of astronomers, led by the University of Hertfordshire, reveals that tau Ceti, the nearest Sun-like star (about 12 light years away from the Sun), has four Earth-sized planets orbiting it – two of which could be habitable.

    9 August 2017

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