AI shows how hydrogen becomes a metal inside giant planets

Researchers have used a combination of AI and quantum mechanics to reveal how hydrogen gradually turns into a metal in giant planets.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  physics  astrophysics  astronomy  artificial-intelligence  planets  ai

‘Lost’ world’s rediscovery is step towards finding habitable planets

The rediscovery of a lost planet could pave the way for the detection of a world within the habitable ‘Goldilocks zone’ in a distant solar system.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: physics astrophysics astronomy exoplanets

Professor Didier Queloz wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for first 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. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 8, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  astrophysics  nobel-prize  astronomy  exoplanets

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. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  astrophysics  astronomy  exoplanets

Women in STEM: Verity Allan

Verity Allan is a graduate of Cambridge, Oxford, and The Open University. She is a PhD candidate at the Cavendish Laboratory and works as a project manager and programmer on the software for the Square Kilometre Array, the world's largest radio telescope.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 29, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  physics  women-in-stem  women-in-stemm  astrophysics  space

‘Forbidden’ planet found wandering ‘Neptunian Desert’

An international group of astronomers has identified a rogue planet orbiting its star in the so-called Neptunian Desert.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 29, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: astrophysics space astronomy exoplanets

Design work on ‘brain’ of world’s largest radio telescope completed

An international group of scientists led by the University of Cambridge has finished designing the ‘brain’ of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio telescope. When complete, the SKA will enable astronomers to monitor the sky in unprecedented detail and survey the entire sky much faster than any system currently in existence.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 9, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: physics astrophysics space astronomy telescope high-performance-computing supercomputer

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