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Possible Marker of Life Spotted on Venus

Possible Marker of Life Spotted on Venus

An international team of astronomers today announced the discovery of a rare molecule — phosphine — in the clouds of Venus, which could indicate the presence of extra-terrestrial life.

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Cambridge researchers may have found a way to resolve the ‘crisis’ in cosmology

Cambridge researchers may have found a way to resolve the ‘crisis’ in cosmology

A new modified-gravity model, developed by Will Barker and coauthors, seems able to explain how fast the Universe is expanding

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Online outreach activities

Online outreach activities

During this period of social distancing, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering a range of online astronomy talks and activities.

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COVID-19 Virus

Even though the University of Cambridge is currently closed because of COVID-19 virus, we are all adjusting to new patterns of work so our operations continue remotely, thus, any questions / queries will still be answered via the kavlisec@ast.cam.ac.uk email address.

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Viva la revolución cosmológica

KICC researcher Sunny Vagnozzi has reviewed the book "The Cosmic Revolutionary’s Handbook" for Nature Astronomy.

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Metallicity gradients in high redshift galaxies via multi-band, near-infrared integral field spectroscopy

Metallicity gradients in high redshift galaxies via multi-band, near-infrared integral field spectroscopy

Galaxies at the ‘cosmic noon’ are often characterised by the absence of strong radial gradients in the spatial distribution of metals, consistent with strong feedback mechanisms in place, but is this always reflecting a real spatial homogeneity ? New insights from the KLEVER Survey.

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Roberto Maiolino appointed Honorary Professor of University College London

Roberto Maiolino appointed Honorary Professor of University College London

Roberto Maiolino, Director of the Kavli Institute, has been appointed Honorary Professor of University College London in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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Gas content and quenching of local galaxies

During galactic transition towards quiescence 'it is not only the gas reservoir of a galaxy which decreases but also the efficiency with which the gas is turned into stars' - suggests a new study led by KICC researchers.

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Detecting galaxy halo heating from accreting black holes

Scientists at the Kavli Institute have identified hot gas around the most luminous quasar at an epoch when the universe was less than 4 billion years old.

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Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling

Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling

“Weather” in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle, according to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge.

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A Reanalysis of Planck

A Reanalysis of Planck

Members of KICC since its foundation and longstanding members of the Planck collaboration, Prof. George Efstathiou and Dr. Steven Gratton recently uploaded their detailed reanalysis of the Planck satellite Cosmic Microwave Background data to the arXiv preprint server.

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A triple merger in the early Universe

A triple merger in the early Universe

As part of the multinational ALPINE collaboration, scientists at the Kavli Institute have discovered a system of three galaxies merging together when the universe was only 1.3 billion years old.

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 Professor Didier Queloz wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of an exoplanet

Professor Didier Queloz wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of an exoplanet

Queloz jointly wins the 2019 Physics Nobel for his work on the first confirmation of an exoplanet – a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun.

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