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Press Invitation: At the Cutting Edge - Technology Partnerships with PPARC
Journalists are invited to attend a showcase event on 12 February at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London, which demonstrates how UK companies can, and have, benefited from technology partnerships with PPARC`s academic community. Case study presentations will include:- * Airways and cosmic radiation - Virgin Atlantic * Particle Physics and Ship Design - Photek * Smart Optics - Mullard... View News Article (2002-02-01)

The ESO Educational Office Reaches Out towards Europe`s Teachers
ESA/ESO Astronomy Exercises Provide a Taste of Real Astronomy The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has been involved in many Europe-wide educational projects during the past years, in particular within European Science Weeks sponsored by the European Commission (EC). In order to further enhance the significant educational potential inherent in the numerous scientific endeavours now carried... View News Article (2001-12-17)

Gresham College appoints Professor John Barrow to address the "Big Questions" of the Universe
Professor John Barrow, who has delivered lectures on cosmology at the Venice Film Festival, 10 Downing Street, Windsor Castle and the Vatican Palace, will begin a series of lectures on major developments in astronomy at Gresham College this autumn. Professor Barrow has been appointed by the Council of Gresham College as Gresham Professor of Astronomy, the post that was once held by Sir... View News Article (2003-04-24)

PPARC welcomes new Chief Executive
A leading space scientist has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council [PPARC]. View News Article (2005-02-10)

Supernovas help 'clean' galaxies
Supernovas just might be the maid service of the universe. It seems these explosions that mark the end of a star's life work hand-in-hand with supermassive black holes to sweep out gas and shut down galaxies' star-forming factories. View News Article (2015-05-27)

A New Chapter In UK Astronomy
Last week Lord Sainsbury, the Minister for Science, opened the new UK Astronomy Technology Centre. This major centre for astronomy instrumentation will keep UK astronomers in the world-leading position they have traditionally enjoyed. The Minister said at the time: "The creation of the ATC will forge stronger links between engineers and researchers at the cutting edge of science, while the... View News Article (1998-10-29)

Media alert: "United Nations" of astronomy to meet in Sydney, Australia, in July
More than 1600 astronomers from around the world will meet in Sydney, Australia, during 13-26 July at the 25th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union. The International Astronomical Union is the world's largest professional body for astronomers, representing almost 8700 people from 66 countries. Run once every three years, the General Assembly is one of the largest and most... View News Article (2003-06-04)

How to Make A Black Hole Choke
Embargoed until 22 November 1999 View News Article (1999-11-16)

New telescope will transform our view of the stars
REF: 99/74 19 MAY 1999 View News Article (1999-05-26)

From Physics to Physicians
The Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) and the UK Health Departments have signed a concordat to formally recognise and explore the potential for collaboration in technological areas of common interest. The Concordat, signed by Professor Ian Halliday, Chief Executive of PPARC and Professor Sir John Pattison, Director of Research, Analysis and Information at the Department of... View News Article (2002-05-22)

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