A A A

Picture of the Week

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.
More...

View all pictures of the week

Flickr

Archive of MAPS News in UCL

<< 2012 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2014 >>

19 August 2013: Festival of the Planets comes to London

From 8–13, September hundreds of astronomers from all over the world will arrive in the capital, bringing with them a huge variety of different public events to get Londoners involved in astronomy. More...

15 August 2013: David Willetts visits UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory

David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, visited UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory on Tuesday 13 August. More...

2 August 2013: Government commits to Proton Beam Therapy at UCLH

Public Health Minister Anna Soubry has announced a commitment of £250 million of funding for state-of-the-art Proton Beam Therapy cancer treatment centres in London and Manchester. More...

<< 2012 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2014 >>