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  • Lancaster researchers ranked among world's most influential

    Three Lancaster researchers have been listed in the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2017.

  • Jupiter’s X-ray auroras pulse independently

    Jupiter’s intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to research co-authored by Lancaster University using ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatories.

  • WISPS or Light from the Dark

    Dr Ian Bailey is a lecturer in accelerator physics at Lancaster and a member of the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology. His research is inspired by the search for new particles and forces at both high and low energies. Here he explains the search for WISPs (very light particles) such as hidden-sector photons or axions which he calls "trying to shine light through a wall".

  • New PhD training centre at Lancaster to boost UK’s data science expertise

    Data intensive science in the UK has received a major boost thanks to an investment of almost £10 million to train the next generation of experts.

  • First ever sight of a ripple in space time

    A Lancaster professor is part of an international collaboration which has detected an astronomical phenomenon never before observed.

  • Blood pressure medication does not completely restore vascular function

    Treatments for high blood pressure do not totally reverse its damaging effects on the vascular rhythms that help circulation of the blood say researchers.

  • League table success in Good University Guide 2018

    Science and Technology subjects have ranked among the best in all three major league tables this year. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide released on Sunday 24th September ranked Physics in the top 10 in the UK.

  • Scientists monitor the Northern Lights in the Shetland Isles

    A new detector has been installed in the Shetland Islands which will allow Lancaster physicists to closely monitor the Northern Lights or aurora borealis.

  • Hydrogen power moves a step closer

    Physicists at Lancaster are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology.

  • The moving Martian bow shock

    A Lancaster physicist has led an international study, based on data from the European Space Agency Mars Express orbiter, which throws new light on the interaction between the planet Mars and supersonic particles in the solar wind.