Latest Mathematical & Physical Sciences News
UCL and Japan strengthen links in big data science
Publication date: 25 November 2014
The UK and Japan are forging new links in the field of big data. As part of this developing strategic partnership, a delegation of leading Japanese data scientists visited the UK last week. In their schedule of meetings with UK universities, government institutions and companies, they spent a day at UCL’s Big Data Institute, to discuss possible areas of future collaboration.
Research reveals how our bodies keep unwelcome visitors out of cell nuclei
Publication date: 24 November 2014
The structure of pores found in cell nuclei has been uncovered by a UCL-led team of scientists, revealing how they selectively block certain molecules from entering, protecting genetic material and normal cell functions. The discovery could lead to the development of new drugs against viruses that target the cell nucleus and new ways of delivering gene therapies, say the scientists behind the study.
Pioneering work helps to join the dots across the known universe… and the human brain
Publication date: 24 November 2014
New i-sense collaboration to improve monitoring of UK flu hotspots
Publication date: 19 November 2014
Mars has macroweather too
Publication date: 13 November 2014
But weather forecasting on the Red Planet is likely to be even trickier than on Earth
Mars has the same three-part pattern of atmospheric conditions as Earth, finds a new study by researchers at UCL and McGill University. This includes weather, which changes day-to-day due to constant fluctuations in the atmosphere; climate, which varies over decades and a third regime called macroweather, which describes the relatively stable regime between weather and climate.
Publishers address concerns on ‘total cost of ownership’ of e-resources
Publication date: 3 November 2014
Spins in silicon are feeling electric
Publication date: 28 October 2014
ZAP! Spacecraft discovers Saturn’s moon Hyperion is charged
Publication date: 16 October 2014
Head of NASA visits UCL Academy
Publication date: 13 October 2014
Charles Bolden, the head of NASA, visited UCL Academy on Thursday 9 October 2014.
The visit, which was arranged by UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory, saw Bolden share his experience of leading four space shuttle missions and his own personal journey as an African-American growing up in the segregated south to 200 Academy students.
3D model shows survival strategies of bacteria
Publication date: 15 September 2014
Project to support state school students to study STEM at university celebrates biggest year yet
Publication date: 12 September 2014
school students from low income backgrounds have been given a step up towards
studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects at university, thanks to in2ScienceUK, a project founded
by UCL PhD student Rebecca McKelvey and marked this week at a celebration
evening at UCL for students and scientist mentors.
Sloths: life in the evolutionary fast lane
Publication date: 10 September 2014
Today’s sloths might be known as slow, small animals, but their ancestors developed large body sizes at an amazing rate, according to an evolutionary reconstruction published today in BMC Evolutionary Biology. The fast rate of change suggests that factors such as environmental conditions, or competition with other species must have strongly favoured the bigger sloths, before they died out.
UCL Academy student wins place at UCL
Publication date: 22 August 2014
Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloguing deep space
Publication date: 18 August 2014
School pupils experience space science at UCL
Publication date: 14 August 2014
National Student Survey: improvement in student satisfaction
Publication date: 12 August 2014
Pairing old technologies with new for next generation electronic devices
Publication date: 11 August 2014
UCL scientists honoured by Royal Society
Publication date: 5 August 2014
Reef built by animals 550 million years ago discovered
Publication date: 27 June 2014
Climate scientists need professional body, says UCL policy commission
Publication date: 24 June 2014
Climate scientists need to establish a professional body to help define their roles, values and practices to satisfy society’s needs, and to provide guidance to improve their training and development, according to a report published today by the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science.
Queen’s Birthday Honours for the UCL community
Publication date: 19 June 2014
Hunt for extraterrestrial life gets massive methane boost
Publication date: 17 June 2014
New Quantum Science & Technology Institute opens at UCL
Publication date: 12 May 2014
Statistical analysis unveils the hidden patterns in Eurovision voting
Publication date: 2 May 2014
Scientists develop world’s first light-activated antimicrobial surface that also works in the dark
Publication date: 24 March 2014