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Read more at: The 2023 Winton Award (A) is awarded to Dr Alexandra Amon

The 2023 Winton Award (A) is awarded to Dr Alexandra Amon

17 January 2023

Dr. Alexandra Amon is a very talented young scientist who is rapidly emerging as one of the new leaders in observational cosmology. Dr. Amon’s thesis work included carrying out much of the analysis for the ESO Kilo-Degree Survey and contributing to many aspects of the 2dFLenS redshift survey. This work included leadership...


Read more at: Cambridge astronomers involved in new microwave frequency map of the Galaxy

Cambridge astronomers involved in new microwave frequency map of the Galaxy

16 January 2023

An international team of scientists (including Cambridge astronomers) have successfully mapped the magnetic field of our galaxy, the Milky Way, using telescopes that observe the sky in the microwave range. The new research is published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The Collaboration has presented a...


Read more at: Professor Roberto Maiolino awarded his second ERC Advanced Grant

Professor Roberto Maiolino awarded his second ERC Advanced Grant

3 January 2023

Professor Roberto Maiolino has been awarded the prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This is the second consecutive ERC Advanced Grant that Professor Maiolino has received. The new grant, worth more than two million pounds, will be used to pursue his research project ‘RISEandFALL'. This...


Read more at: Webb telescope reaches new milestone in its search for distant galaxies

Webb telescope reaches new milestone in its search for distant galaxies

9 December 2022

New findings confirm that JWST has surpassed the Hubble telescope in its ability to observe the early Universe An international team of astronomers, including scientists at the Universities of Cambridge, Hertfordshire and Oxford, has reported the discovery of the earliest galaxies ever confirmed in our Universe. Using data...


Read more at: Non-detection of key signal allows astronomers to determine what the first galaxies were – and weren’t – like

Non-detection of key signal allows astronomers to determine what the first galaxies were – and weren’t – like

28 November 2022

Researchers have been able to make some key determinations about the first galaxies to exist, in one of the first astrophysical studies of the period in the early Universe when the first stars and galaxies formed, known as the cosmic dawn. Using data from India’s SARAS3 radio telescope, researchers led by the University of...


Read more at: KICC researchers will contribute to an international project to search the skies for cosmic origins of the universe.
Simons Observatory

KICC researchers will contribute to an international project to search the skies for cosmic origins of the universe.

17 October 2022

KICC researchers will contribute to an international project to search the skies for cosmic origins of the universe. With new investment, six UK universities will deliver a major upgrade to the cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiment known as Simons Observatory (SO). The CMB is the trail of heat left by the Big Bang...


Read more at: KICC Researcher Joanna Piotrowska featured on Polish breakfast TV
Joanna Piotrowska and Anna Senkara

KICC Researcher Joanna Piotrowska featured on Polish breakfast TV

12 October 2022

KICC researcher and recent PhD graduate Joanna Piotrowska recently featured on Polish breakfast TV. The Polish researcher showed Anna Senkara, a reporter of Dzień Dobry TVN, around the University, the Kavli Institute and Instite of Astronomy and told her about the secrets of the universe. The TV segment (Polish language)...


Read more at: Astronomers develop novel way to ‘see’ the first stars through the fog of the early Universe

Astronomers develop novel way to ‘see’ the first stars through the fog of the early Universe

21 July 2022

A team of astronomers has developed a method that will allow them to ‘see’ through the fog of the early Universe and detect light from the first stars and galaxies. The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, have developed a methodology that will allow them to observe and study the first stars through the clouds...


Read more at: Alex Amon, Senior Kavli Fellow receives Tollustrop Award and RAS’s 2022 Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship
Alex Amon

Alex Amon, Senior Kavli Fellow receives Tollustrop Award and RAS’s 2022 Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship

17 June 2022

Congratulations to Alex Amon, Kavli Senior Fellow, on receiving the Tollustrop Award for Postdoctoral Research for her weak-lensing work within DES and other projects and the RAS’s 2022 Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship .


Read more at: Professor Roberto Maiolino elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society
Roberto Maiolino awarded the Royal Society Research Professorship

Professor Roberto Maiolino elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society

10 May 2022

The Kavli Institute is delighted to announce that Professor Roberto Maiolino, a previous Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology and Professor of Experimental Astrophysics, University of Cambridge has been elected as member of The Royal Society. Professor Maiolino studies the formation of galaxies using observations...