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LUX dark matter detector

Detecting dark matter

The kind of matter and energy we can see and touch – whether it is in the form of atoms and molecules, or heat and light, only forms a tiny proportion of the content of the Universe, only about 5%. Over a quarter is dark matter, which is totally invisible but whose gravitational attraction can be detected; while over two thirds is dark energy, a force that pushes the Universe to expand ever faster.

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Archive of MAPS News in UCL

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26 March 2012: £3.7m EPSRC funding for High Performance Computing

UCL will play a key role in a new £3.7million regional centre for supercomputing, following an award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). More...

16 March 2012: Agreement signed between UCL and Institute in Tokyo

UCL Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) and the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) in Tokyo have signed an agreement to work together to develop the field of statistical machine learning.

14 March 2012: GlobIce: mapping the movement of sea ice

A UCL-led project to map changes in sea ice in the Arctic has released its data after the conclusion of the 5 year project.  More...

1 March 2012: Oxygen discovered at Saturn’s moon Dione

Dione, one of Saturn’s icy moons, has a weak exosphere which includes molecules of oxygen, according to new findings from the Cassini-Huygens mission. More...

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