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Arecibo Stories

Posted on 1 April 2021 by Chris North

Arecibo Stories brings together memories of the Arecibo Telescope from those who used it. The telescope sadly collapsed in December 2020, but part of it will live on through the stories that we tell. This game works best on a computer (not a tablet or mobile device), and may not be compatible with some older
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Gravitational Waves: Meet the Experts

Posted on 23 February 2021 by Chris North

On Saturday 20th February 2021, we hosted a “Meet the Experts” session as part of Cardiff Science Festival. You can watch a recording of the event below. Questions We didn’t get to all the questions live, but the panel kindly answered them by text. Below is a list of the questions and answers, with links
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Presenting 101 – The Presenter Network Online Workshop

Posted on 22 July 2020 by Sarah Roberts

What’s On? Title: Presenting 101: An introduction to presenting and the network Location: Zoom Date and time: 3-5pm, 12 August 2020 Cost: Free Book Your Place We’ve very excited to announce the Presenter Network has a new hub in South Wales run from the Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy. Whether you’re looking to hone your craft,
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Ogden Trust School Physicist of the Year 2019

Posted on 12 July 2019 by Chris North

The School of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Ogden Trust School Physicist of the Year event on Tuesday 2nd July to celebrate young regional physicists. The School Physicist of the Year programme recognises outstanding efforts and achievements of secondary school students in physics. Seven physics students from local schools were awarded prizes at the ceremony.
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The science behind Cardiff’s space-age scanner

Posted on 21 December 2018 by Chris North

A super-sensitive passenger scanner that reveals hidden security threats has been trialled at Cardiff Airport. The walk-through device applies space technology to image human body heat. The result of a collaboration between Sequestim Ltd and Cardiff University scientists, the technology can distinguish between threats and non-threats without the need for passengers to keep still or remove outer clothing. Here, Ken Wood,
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