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Exploring the physics of chocolate fountains

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Mathematics student Adam Townsend

A UCL mathematics student has found that the falling 'curtain' of chocolate in a chocolate fountain surprisingly pulls inwards rather than going straight downwards because of surface tension.

First direct sightings of low-energy positronium collisions

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Positrons are the antimatter counterpart to electrons with which they annihilate releasing gamma-rays. In addition to their importance in our fundamental understanding of nature, studies of their interactions with ordinary everyday matter allow us, for example, to investigate crystal structures and to obtain functional images of human organs using the medical scan technique of positron emission tomography (PET). In many collisions of positrons with matter, positronium (Ps) is formed.

Malcolm Chisholm FRS

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Malcolm Chisholm

Sadly, Professor Malcolm Chisholm FRS passed away last week. Malcolm had been ill for some time and succumbed to cancer on Friday at the age of 70. Malcolm was an inspirational inorganic chemist to all and collaborated extensively with people in the chemsitry department at UCL- especially Prof Robin Clark and Prof Ivan Parkin. He was part of the international advisory board for the UCL chemistry department and was to chair the next external assessment of the department.

Keep the Candle Burning

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Michael Faraday

A re-enactment of Michael Faraday's Christmas Lectures

Wednesday 9 December 2015

How did Mars lose its habitable climate? The answer is blowing in the solar wind

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Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) explains how the solar wind has stripped Mars of its atmosphere, making it a lot less habitable than it once was. Read: The ConversationMore: Discover Magazine

UCL Colloquium 17 February 2016

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Sir Paul Nurse

Paul Nurse FRS, Director of Crick Institute

“Science as Revolution”

Launch of the Rosalind Franklin Appathon for Women in STEMM

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We’re excited to share the news with you that UCL has launched the Rosalind Franklin Appathon- a national app competition to empower and recognise women as leaders in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine).

Evolutionary clues reveal the structure and dynamics of proteins

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New research reveals that both the structure and dynamics of proteins can be determined from a combination of chemical and evolutionary data about them. This remarkable discovery shows that despite being extremely complex molecules, the key features and behaviours of proteins can be determined by a relatively small number of variables.

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