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CfAI helps NASA develop Lunar Thermal Mapper to detect and map water on the lunar surface

The Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI) at Durham University will participate in the development of the Lunar Thermal Mapper (LTM) infrared multispectral image
Montage of three pictures: Main image is of a mock-up of the lunar trailblazer in orbit above the moon, and 2 images of a mirror prototype (front and back) made in 2020 for the Atmospheric Physics group at Oxford. A complete prototype was assembled and tested and this led to the successful proposal of this design for the Lunar Traiblazer.

Durham quasar physicist Vicky takes Silver Medal in parliamentary scientific research competition

Durham quasar physicist Vicky takes Silver Medal in parliamentary scientific research competition. Victoria Fawcett, a postgraduate research student at Durham University has won Silver for the excellence of her physics research in a national competition, receiving a £750 prize and a medal.
Photograph of Vicky Fawcett

Nobel class cosmology researcher honoured

A world-leading Durham cosmologist has been recognised as being “of Nobel class” for his work on the evolution of the universe.
Professor Carlos Frenk
  • Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

    8 July 2021 - 11 July 2021
    8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    Summer Science returns for 2021 with a digital showcase of cutting-edge UK science. With a packed programme of inspiring talks, fascinating interactive workshops, fun science from home activities and exciting digital content, there is something for all ages.
  • STFC Data Intensive Science Summer School 2021

    13 September 2021 - 17 September 2021
    1:22 PM - 1:22 PM
    The STFC Data Intensive Science Summer School 2021 will be held on Monday 13th - Friday 17th September 2021. Details to follow.
    Science and Technology Facilities Council logo

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

8 July 2021 - 11 July 2021
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Summer Science returns for 2021 with a digital showcase of cutting-edge UK science. With a packed programme of inspiring talks, fascinating interactive workshops, fun science from home activities and exciting digital content, there is something for all ages.

STFC Data Intensive Science Summer School 2021

13 September 2021 - 17 September 2021
1:22 PM - 1:22 PM
The STFC Data Intensive Science Summer School 2021 will be held on Monday 13th - Friday 17th September 2021. Details to follow.
Science and Technology Facilities Council logo