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Meet RobERt, the dreaming detective for exoplanet atmospheres

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Meet RobERt, the dreaming detective for exoplanet atmospheres

Machine-learning techniques that mimic human recognition and dreaming processes are being deployed in the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system. A deep belief neural network, called RobERt (Robotic Exoplanet Recognition), has been developed by astronomers at UCL to sift through detections of light emanating from distant planetary systems and retrieve spectral information about the gases present in the exoplanet atmospheres. RobERt will be presented at the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) 2016 in Nottingham by Dr Ingo Waldmann on Tuesday 28th June.

UCL postgrad presents at quantum technology business forum

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Ying Lia Li


UCL postgraduate student Ying Lia Li (Lia) was one of five young scientists selected from applicants worldwide to present their projects at the recent Nature/Entrepreneur First Innovation Forum in Quantum Technologies.

UCL Chemistry courses accredited by Royal Society of Chemistry

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Chemistry. Photo (c) Matt Clayton

The UCL Department of Chemistry has received official notification that a selection of UCL Chemistry undergraduate and graduate courses have been accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), including many courses that were not previously recognised.

Parent-led tool opens up NHS children's heart surgery data to families

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Parent-led tool opens up NHS children's heart surgery data to families

Researchers are calling for the end to an era of confusion and alarm about children's heart surgery statistics by launching an innovative communication tool that will help people make sense of published survival data about children’s heart surgery in the UK and Ireland.

Strong ‘electric wind’ strips planets of oceans and atmospheres

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Venus

Venus has an ‘electric wind’ strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping the planet of its oceans, according to a new study by NASA and UCL researchers.

UCL-led Twinkle exoplanet mission completes design milestone

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UCL-led Twinkle exoplanet mission completes design milestone

Twinkle, a mission led by UCL scientists that will unravel the story of planets in our galaxy, has completed a key design milestone.  The results of the “payload study” demonstrate that Twinkle’s instruments will be able to achieve the mission’s science objectives. 

UCL team involved in using supercomputers to develop personalised medicine

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UCL team involved in using supercomputers to develop personalised medicine

Professor Peter Coveney, UCL Chemistry has been involved in a project that aims to realise a long-held dream of designing medicine treatments so they are customised for individual patients. The team’s latest work involved using one of the biggest supercomputers on the planet to generate vast amounts of data on how drugs work.

UCL Physics and Astronomy to launch new PhysFilmMakers Programme

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Phys FilmMakers Screening

The Phys FilmMakers Programme is a new initiative to showcase the amazing discoveries and breakthroughs being made within UCL Physics and Astronomy.
While there are many visitors to the department, it is a struggle to show all of the research that takes place within it, due to health and safety risks or space limitations.

Prof McMorrow and Prof Battaglia awarded EPSRC Established Career Fellowships

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Prof Des McMorrow and Prof Giuseppe Battaglia

Professor Giuseppe Battaglia, UCL Chemistry and Professor Des McMorrow, Vice-Dean for Research within UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences and LCN researcher, have both been awarded prestigious EPSRC Established Career Fellowships.

Professor Catlow appointed as Interim Dean

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Prof Richard Catlow. Photo (c) Stephen Kill, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab

Professor Richard Catlow has been appointed as Interim Dean of the Faculty with effect from 1st July 2016. Professor Catlow, former Head of UCL Chemistry, served as Dean of the MAPS Faculty from 2008 until 2014.  He will therefore bring substantial and valuable knowledge and experience to this role while the search for a permanent successor is undertaken.

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