Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
This research area brings together theoretical, observational and experimental work on topics relating to Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics and Mathematics.
Researchers from the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute investigate the sun, stars, planets, galaxies and the universe, and have received prestigious national and international awards like the 2020 “Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics”, received by Prof. Derek Ward-Thompson as member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, and the 2020 “Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement Award”, received by Dr Danielle Bewsher and Dr Daniel Brown as members of the STEREO Heliospheric Imager team.
Using differing artistic approaches, researchers led by Professor Robert Walsh, Dr Jo Pledger and Dr Megan Argo have given audiences an enhanced understanding of Astronomy and provoked interest in the science through art installations, dance and storytelling.
Since 2013, JHI researchers from a range of astronomical areas have engaged with an estimated 91,000 individuals through nearly 500 different events.
Researcher Davide Penazzi has developed new methods to teach mathematics and combat ‘Mathematical Anxiety’.
Although complex mathematical themes may not be accessible to all members of the public, our researchers have shared their expertise using targeted and creative methods to introduce the public to Maths in an engaging way