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Discovering the physics and chemistry of the cosmos is different to carrying out experiments in the lab. In the lab, samples can be tested, experiments can be repeated, and if anything looks odd, you can always look from another angle to see if it's just a trick of perspective. For astronomers, none of this is possible: the only information they have is in the light that reaches their telescopes. More...
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28 November 2013: GREAT3 challenges researchers to find new methods for measuring weak gravitational lensing
Think you can figure out a way to unlock one of the biggest secrets of the universe? The recently launched third Gravitational Lensing Accuracy Testing challenge (GREAT3) is giving researchers the opportunity to do just that. More...
18 November 2013: UCL top in research council income
UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research). More...
30 October 2013: First results from world’s most sensitive dark matter detector
After its first run of more than three months, operating a mile underground in the Black Hills of South Dakota, a new experiment named LUX has proven itself the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world. More...
29 October 2013: Striking research images sought for UCL competition
Does your research produce images that have aesthetic and artistic appeal? If so, consider entering the annual ‘Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research’ competition and exhibition. More...
28 October 2013: New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue
A common blue pigment used in the £5 note could have an important role to play in the development of a quantum computer, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature. More...
11 October 2013: Iron in the Earth’s core weakens before melting
11 October 2013: ExoMars Rover uses PanCam to explore Atacama Desert
8 October 2013: Peter Higgs & François Englert win Nobel Prize for Physics
9 September 2013: Another Way of Seeing: contemporary art responds to astronomy
6 September 2013: Reflecting on Earth's albedo
3 September 2013: UK scientists begin 5 year quest to solve cosmic detective puzzle
19 August 2013: Festival of the Planets comes to London
15 August 2013: David Willetts visits UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory
2 August 2013: Government commits to Proton Beam Therapy at UCLH
11 July 2013: Solar tsunami used to measure Sun’s magnetic field
9 May 2013: UCL awarded record number of ESRC studentships
30 April 2013: Herschel Space Observatory loses its cool
22 April 2013: TEDxCERN simulcast at UCL
19 April 2013: Sounds of UCL: competition winners and panoramas
3 April 2013: Building quantum states with individual silicon atoms
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