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Nick Dawe (CAM)
2006-09-05T09:42:09Z
In memoriam: Bruce Swinyard
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1540
Today at 12pm, UCL lowered its flag in memory of Prof Bruce Swinyard (UCL Physics & Astronomy), who died after a long illness in May.
Oli Usher
2015-07-22T08:24:32Z
Cool summer of 2013 boosted Arctic sea ice
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0715/200715-arctic-sea-ice-volume
The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of
2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting,
according to UCL and University of Leeds scientists. This suggests that the ice
pack in the Northern hemisphere is more sensitive to changes in summer melting
than it is to winter cooling, a finding which will help researchers to predict
future changes in its volume.
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Rebecca L Caygill
2015-07-20T15:36:28Z
Revealed: positronium’s behaviour in particle billiards
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1539
Collision physics can be like a game of billiards. Yet in
the microscopic world, the outcome of the game is hard to predict.
Oli Usher
2015-07-06T15:37:14Z
A new blueprint for quantum computing with photons
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1541
Quantum computers promise a step change in
computational power for some important problems, such as the simulation of the
properties of solid materials and chemical reactions.
Oli Usher
2015-07-09T15:40:53Z
Faculty teaching award winners announced
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1538
We are delighted to announce this year's winners of the Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences Teaching Awards.
Oli Usher
2015-07-03T08:50:56Z
UCL scientists recognised in IOP awards
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1537
Two UCL scientists, Geoff Thornton and Chris Pickard, have been recognised in this year's Institute of Physics awards.
Oli Usher
2015-07-01T10:20:18Z
Winners of first UCL physics hackathon announced
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1536
PhD students from UCL Physics & Astronomy took part in
the department’s first ‘hackathon’ last week. In this competition, students
representing the department’s five research groups competed to complete projects
in just two days.
Oli Usher
2015-06-22T14:12:06Z
Titan’s atmosphere even more Earth-like than previously thought
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1535
Scientists at
UCL have observed how a widespread polar wind is driving gas from the
atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan.
Oli Usher
2015-06-18T14:02:48Z
ESA shortlists three space missions with major UCL contributions
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1534
The European Space Agency has announced the shortlisted
proposals for its next mid-sized science mission.
Oli Usher
2015-06-17T09:50:41Z
Seeing elements transform at the atomic scale for the first time
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1533
Atoms of one chemical
element morphing into another have been observed for the first time.
Oli Usher
2015-06-15T15:05:29Z
New calculations to improve carbon dioxide monitoring from space
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0615/150615-CO-monitoring
How light of different colours is absorbed by carbon dioxide
(CO 2 ) can now be accurately predicted using new calculations
developed by a UCL-led team of scientists. This will help climate scientists
studying Earth’s greenhouse gas emissions to better interpret data collected
from satellites and ground stations measuring CO 2 .
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Rebecca L Caygill
2015-06-15T08:58:05Z
Three Minute Thesis winners
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1532
The Faculty's inaugural Three Minute Thesis competition was held on 10 June. In this competition, PhD students present their research topic in three minutes or less, with the best talks winning prizes.
Oli Usher
2015-06-11T11:50:12Z
SMILE space mission passes first hurdle
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0615/040615-SMILE-mission
A space mission called SMILE (Solar Wind Magnetosphere
Ionosphere Link Explorer) which is jointly led by UCL and the Chinese National
Space Science Center has received the go-ahead for an initial study phase this
summer by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences
(CAS).
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Rebecca L Caygill
2015-06-04T09:47:30Z
Understanding space weather's threat to the finance industry
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1531
The risk that space weather poses to our daily lives has
become more prominent in recent years.
Oli Usher
2015-06-03T15:45:18Z
Magnetar near supermassive black hole delivers surprises
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1530
In 2013, astronomers announced they had discovered a
magnetar exceptionally close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of
the Milky Way using a suite of space-borne telescopes including NASA’s Chandra
X-ray Observatory.
Oli Usher
2015-05-14T15:00:11Z
Raman Prinja shortlisted for Royal Society book prize
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1529
Raman Prinja, professor of astrophysics in UCL Physics & Astronomy, has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.
Oli Usher
2015-05-14T13:12:56Z
Fundamental physics solves the riddle of Earth’s magnetic core
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1528
Resistance
caused by electrons bouncing off each other in Earth’s molten iron core is
essential to explain how the planet’s protective magnetic field is generated,
say researchers at UCL, the Carnegie Institution for Science and Rutgers
University, USA.
Oli Usher
2015-05-11T15:55:27Z
UCL chemists recognised in awards
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1527
Two UCL chemists, Sally Price and David Scanlon, have been recognised in this year's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) awards. Meanwhile, UCL's Ivan Parkin has won the Griffith Medal of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
Oli Usher
2015-05-06T10:06:00Z
Chemistry of seabed’s hot vents could explain emergence of life
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1526
Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced
the organic molecules necessary for life, according to new research by UCL
chemists.
Oli Usher
2015-04-27T13:40:14Z
Mapping the cosmos: Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1525
Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey
have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos.
Oli Usher
2015-04-14T08:26:41Z
Richard Ellis to join UCL
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1524
Astronomer Richard Ellis is to join UCL's Department of Physics & Astronomy
as Professor of Astrophysics.
Oli Usher
2015-04-13T11:12:30Z
UCL's Ian Robinson presented with Aminoff prize
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1523
On the 30th March Professor
Ian Robinson, the Gregori Aminoff Prize Laureate of 2015, visited Lund
in Southern Sweden for the Gregori Aminoff Prize symposium that was held
in his honour.
Oli Usher
2015-04-09T14:44:08Z
Do Northerners talk more than Southerners?
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1522
There is a common stereotype that people
in the North of England talk more than those in the South.
Oli Usher
2015-04-09T09:00:41Z
Commemorating a forty year ban on biological warfare
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1521
In the Department of Science &
Technology Studies, Brian Balmer, Professor of Science Policy Studies, and Alex
Spelling, Research Associate in Cold War History, are working on a project: ‘Understanding Biological Disarmament: The
Historical Context of the Biological Weapons Convention’, in conjunction with Dr
Caitriona McLeish (University of Sussex), and the Harvard-Sussex Programme.
Oli Usher
2015-03-31T15:10:00Z
Your Universe festival held at UCL
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/maps-news-publication/maps1520
The Your Universe festival was held at UCL between 26 and 28 March.
Oli Usher
2015-03-31T08:21:22Z