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Southampton is a leading UK research university with outstanding facilities, exceptional teaching, great accommodation and excellent sport and social amenities.

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I want to take forward all that I have learnt in my degree and on my year abroad and continue researching in astronomy.

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  • 22 June 2016

    Black holes and measuring gravitational waves

    According to work led by astronomer Dr Francesco Shankar, the supermassive black holes found at the centre of every galaxy, including our own Milky Way, may, on average, be smaller than we thought. If Dr Shankar and his colleagues are right, then the gravitational waves produced when they merge will be harder to detect than previously assumed

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  • 24 May 2016

    Physics at Southampton soars into the top five!

    Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton has ranked 4th in the latest 2017 Guardian University Guide. The result reflects the hard work that Physics and Astronomy have put in, with student satisfaction showing an increase in all areas including teaching, feedback, support and personal development.

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  • 19 May 2016

    Stellar cannibalism transforms star into brown...

    Astronomers have detected a sub-stellar object that used to be a star, after being consumed by its white dwarf companion.

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