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Scientists observe largest solar flare in 12 years

The Sun’s largest solar flare in more than 12 years – and the eighth largest since modern records began in 1996 – has been captured in high detail by a team of researchers from the…

From  Faculty Of Science on April 17th, 2019 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Spectacular star system discovered which could explode to create powerful cosmic firework display

A spectacular star system wrapped in an elegant spiral dust cloud has been discovered by astronomers. The system is believed to contain a star that is spinning extremely fast, which could produce one…

From  Ryan Hills on November 21st, 2018 0 likes 21 plays 0  

Numerical Simulation of Ferromagnetism

This is an example of a 2D Ising model of ferromagnetism which is a project undertaken in PHY236: Computational Physics. This project is used to study the temperature dependence of phase transitions…

From  Mark Quinn on May 15th, 2018 0 likes 21 plays 0  

Science Communication MSc

The Science Communication MSc at the University of Sheffield allows you to explore your creative voice within the dynamic field of SciComm. Gain the creative media, journalistic and critical…

From  Nathan Adams on May 8th, 2018 0 likes 28 plays 0  

Project SunbYte: Outreach

The Sheffield University Nova Balloon Lifted Solar Telescope (SunbYte) is a high-altitude balloon experiment devised and run largely by students at the University of Sheffield. Watch to find out a…

From  Tom Foster on April 24th, 2017 0 likes 437 plays 0  

Star Death

Paul Crowther provides an overview of the final stages in the evolution stars, including Planetary Nebulae and supernovae, enhanced by stunning images from NASA spacecraft and artists impressions of…

From  Technology Enhanced Learning on March 28th, 2017 0 likes 17 plays 0  

Background to the Sounds of the Cosmos

Professor Paul Crowther and Stewart Campbell talk about their plans for the groundbreaking Sounds of the Cosmos. They discuss the format of the event, challenges faced along the way and the…

From  Technology Enhanced Learning on March 28th, 2017 0 likes 12 plays 0  

The Future

Paul Crowther provides an overview of the contemporary questions in astrophysics, including the nature of dark matter, the search for planets around other stars and how they will be addressed by…

From  Technology Enhanced Learning on March 28th, 2017 0 likes 6 plays 0  

Galaxies and The Universe

Paul Crowther provides an overview of the different types of galaxy, plus galaxy clusters and the three dimensional structure of the local Universe , enhanced by stunning images from NASA spacecraft,…

From  Technology Enhanced Learning on March 28th, 2017 0 likes 10 plays 0  

The Solar System

Paul Crowther provides an overview of the planets, asteroids and comets within our Solar System, plus a sense of its scale, enhanced by stunning images from astronauts and NASA, ESA spacecraft.

From  Technology Enhanced Learning on March 28th, 2017 0 likes 26 plays 0  

The Milky Way

Paul Crowther provides an overview of the content of our Milky Way galaxy, including its central supermassive black hole, our satellite galaxies and the future merger of our Milky Way and Andromeda,…

From  Technology Enhanced Learning on March 21st, 2017 0 likes 7 plays 0