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We’re exploring the fundamental laws of the universe and developing pioneering technologies. We look beyond our planet to tackle global challenges – from climate change to meeting energy demands.

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Gravitational waves researcher inspires

Gravitational waves researcher inspires

Dr Ed Daw was part the international team of scientists that detected gravitational waves. In a new University of Sheffield video series on Inspirational Academics, he shares his philosophy on teaching. Click 'play' on the right or read more about gravitational waves research.

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Hubble Space Telescope unveils monster stars

Sheffield astronomers have helped identify nine monster stars which are over 100 times the mass of the Sun using the NSAS/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

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Discover the laws of the universe alongside inspirational scientists. Our students study in a global classroom that stretches from Sheffield to CERN.

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Our researchers are finding new planets and developing cutting-edge technologies. We offer world-class PhD training to some of the most talented new physicists.

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We develop solutions that solve major industrial challenges. Read about some of our projects on the Sheffield Science Gateway website.

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