Astronomical Research at Durham
Durham University is one of the UK's leading centres for astronomical research with world-class groups working in a wide range of fields covering the observational, theoretical and instrumentation aspects of astronomy.
|April 2014:||European Best Doctoral Thesis Prize for former Durham PhD student Claudia Lagos|
The 2014 MERAC Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Theoretical Astrophysics has been awarded to former Durham student Claudia Lagos, who undertook her thesis work here at the ICC between Oct 2009 and Sept 2012, under the supervision of Prof. Carlton Baugh and Dr. Cedric Lacey.
|February 2014:||£7.4M award to support astronomy research at Durham University|
STFC have recently announced the award of a £7.4M grant to support astronomy research at Durham University for 2014-17. This resource will fund research activities within the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, the Institute for Computational Cosmology and the Extragalactic astronomy group.
|10 Jan 2014:||Prof Carlos Frenk awarded the 2014 Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal|
|1 Jan 2014:||Prof Ian Smail has been appointed as Chair of the STFC Astronomy Grants Panel|
Durham was ranked Number One in Europe and fourth in the world for our research into Space Science (which covers research into astronomy and astrophysics) over the decade 1998-2008, according to the most recent league table from Thomson Reuters ESI.
There are 28 academic staff across the combined astronomy groups, with over 100 postdocs, postgraduate students and support and technical staff involved in astronomy research. The majority of our astronomical research is undertaken in the following groups:
Contact DetailsDepartment of Physics,
Durham DH1 3LE
Tel: 44 (0)191 3343635