E.A. Milne Centre
Where did the Universe come from? What are stars made of? How were galaxies created? What is gravity? The E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull is taking a fresh and dynamic approach to the big questions that have fascinated humankind for thousands of years.
From the Big Bang to black holes, and from quantum mechanics to the theory of everything, The E.A. Milne Centre’s world leading experts pursue explanations for the wonders of the Universe and then share their awe-inspiring discoveries with students, schools and the public to ignite the passions of the Einsteins and Hawkings of tomorrow.
Sky at Night presenter Chris Lintott has joined more than 130 students at an astrophysics summer school, hosted by the University of Hull.Read more
Our astrophysics lecturer Elke Roediger is co-author of the review article "Cold fronts: probes of plasma astrophysics in galaxy clusters”Read more
On Monday May 9th there is going to be a rather rare event! Mercury is going to transit across the face of the Sun and will be visible from the UK.Read more
We are pleased to announce seven full PhD Scholarships for 2016 entry within the Department of Physics and Mathematics.Read more
The University of Hull officially opened its new E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics on Friday 16 October 2015.Read more
We are pleased to welcome Dr Elke Roediger and Dr Marco Pignatari as new lecturers to the Department of Physics and Mathematics and researchers in the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics.Read more
The E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, named in honour of the Hull-born physicist and mathematician Edward Arthur Milne, will officially open this week.Read more
Researchers in the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics have made a breakthrough in solving the mystery of the origin of nitrogen, one of the most important elements for life in the Universe.Read more
Maths lecturer Dr Siri Chongchitnan has written an article for The Conversation discussing gravitational waves and the misconceptions that surround the research.Read more
Dr Kevin Pimbblet, senior Astrophysics lecturer, was invited to submit an article to The Conversation to discuss what fate the universe may eventually succumb to.Read more
To celebrate the holiday season, Professor Brad Gibson will deliver the University’s Professorial Public Lecture, entitled ‘Building the Universe inside a Computer’Read more
The Milne Centre has been selected to host the 2016 STFC Introductory Astronomy Summer School, to be held 29 Aug - 2 Sep 2016Read more
Astrophysics seminar series by and for University of Hull students and staff. No booking required.Read more
Engage with usSchools, groups and the public
The E.A. Milne Centre is more than just a world-leading research institute - we are also committed to being life-long regional education partners.
We want to work with schools and teachers to find unique ways in which to build and foster these partnerships. Whether it be through internships and summer placements, or bringing our staff into your school for targeted lectures and hands-on activities (ranging from astronomy to software engineering), we are passionate about working with schools and supporting your education targets.
Please contact us to arrange for a tour of the Centre, a visit to you and your school from one of our staff, or to discuss our philosophy and strategy for optimising your experiences at Hull. You can also take a look at our Outreach and Events page here where you will find information on past and upcoming events.
Study with usInformation for prospective students
Our passion for education and training is reflected in our keeping abreast of the exciting developments in active learning.
We embrace new technologies, design advanced research projects which are of publishable quality, and work with you throughout your degree as a colleague and a collaborator - in other words, you are not simply a ‘student’ to us - you are a partner with us on an intense, but amazingly enjoyable, journey.
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Edward Arthur Milne (1896-1950) Mathematician, Astrophysicist, Cosmologist
The E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics is named in honour of the Hull-born physicist and mathematician Edward Arthur Milne.
Milne was a truly prolific researcher; amongst his many discoveries, the most groundbreaking were his insights into the inner structure and atmosphere of stars. His work on cosmology also paved the way for the our modern understanding of the history and evolution of the Universe.
Arthur, as he was known, also made a significant contribution during the First World War, when he was part of a highly skilled group of mathematicians who developed a technique that enabled anti-aircraft and naval guns to accurately target Zeppelin bombers.
The cutting-edge research continues at the E.A. Milne Centre in his legacy.