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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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Raman Prinja commended for children's science book

1 October 2013

Cover of Science Crazy. Copyright QED Publishing
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Prof Raman Prinja (UCL Physics and Astronomy) has just won the School Library Association Information Book Award (age 7-12 category). His book, Science Crazy, co-authored with Steve Parker, explores science, with facts and activities covering physics, chemistry, astronomy and biology. The award was decided by a public vote of children around the country.

Raman is a member of UCL's Astrophysics group, and has been highly commended for his inspirational and charismatic teaching. In 2007, he won his department's teaching prize, and in 2010, the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences teaching award.

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