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Welcome to the UCL Chemistry Department. Keep up to date with events taking place in and around the department (and in places further away), and the thoughts of our blog contributors.

Diamonds are a Chemist’s Best Friend – CPS Talk 04/02/14

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:35:31 +0000

- Article by Jack Humphrey UCL’s own Professor Paul McMillan takes us on a journey to the centre of the earth in search of the weird and wonderful chemistry that occurs at high temperatures and pressure with a smattering of biology too.   Everything you know about chemistry is only true under specific temperatures and [...]

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Chemist Wins Public Engagement Award for SuperLAB! Event

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:17:19 +0000

-Article by Clair Chew Walking into a Shoreditch bar on a Wednesday evening, the last thing you might be expecting is a CSI crime scene and lab ready for you to play detective. The free ‘SuperLAB!’ events were inspired by crime and superhero comics and ran over the course of two nights. Artists and scientists [...]

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Only Connect – CPS Talk 21/01/14

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:03:03 +0000

- Article by Jack Humphrey “Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it” -Richard Feynman   CPS’s second talk of the new term starred Professor Sir Michael Berry from the University of Bristol. His talk explored the interconnectedness between science and technology. Professor Berry’s talk [...]

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Chemists Go Green

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:27:51 +0000

- Article by Mark Fields In the UK a new initiative has been set up with the aim of accrediting departments in universities on their environmental impact. This scheme is called the Green Impact Scheme and it aims to encourage progress and good environmental citizenship within university education. There is nothing quite like competition to encourage [...]

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Chemistry Christmas Squash

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:45:57 +0000

-Article by Marion Brooks-Bartlett Following the chemistry summer fun of the last squash tournament organised for computational and physical chemists, we extended the invitation to the whole range of staff and postgraduate chemists for Christmas. The setup of the tournament included a mini league and ending with knock-out rounds getting everyone fit and tired with [...]

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