Space research

Research Theme Champion: Dr Philip Lucas (School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics)

Our researchers work in diverse areas of Astrophysics, Atmospheric Physics and Mathematics, including both pure and applied research. We aim to expand human knowledge on scales ranging from microscopic quantum physics to the large scale structure of the universe, taking in planetary systems around other stars along the way.

Our research in atmospheric physics and light scattering also brings practical benefits in areas such as climate modelling, measurements of airborne pollution and bio-particle detection. Our work in astrophysics with very large, multi-dimensional data volumes helps to drive advances in computer science, visual representation and informatics.

This page gives you direct access to some of our key projects and offers links to the Research Centres and Groups, degree courses, PhD opportunities, news and public engagement that come under the Space research theme. You can also read about more Space projects.

Research Centres and Groups

Abstract - A meeting room in the LRCResearch within the Space theme at the University of Hertfordshire takes place across a number of Research Centres, Groups and disciplines:

Doctorates, degrees and courses

A female PhD studentWe offer one of the most diverse range of research degree programmes in the UK. Read more about:

Visit our Doctoral College to find out more.

Latest news


Any questions?

Contact us at the Research Office if you have any queries or would like to know more about research at the University of Hertfordshire.