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Alumnus Summer Party

All UCL Earth Sciences alumni are cordially invited to our Alumnus Summer Party on Friday 12th June 2015. The Party will run from 6pm to 11pm and will be held in the Marquee in the UCL Main Quad (access via main entrance on Gower Street). There is no charge, and complimentary drinks and a buffet will be provided. More...


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Planetary Ices Group



The Planetary Ices Group carries out world leading research into the structure, dynamics and astrobiological potential of icy planetary bodies, with a particular focus on determining the properties of their constituent icy ‘minerals’. Planetary bodies are essentially crystalline aggregates: the structure and evolution of all such bodies are thus fundamentally due to the microscopic behaviour of the component crystals – equilibrium structures, elasticity, and transport properties for example. In determining the magnitudes of these properties for different ices and for the highly hydrated phases thought to exist in the interiors of outer solar-system moons we employ a coordinated multidisciplinary approach involving a combination of experimental and computational techniques.