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22 July 2014: Faculty Teaching Awards 2014
I am delighted to be able to announce the winners of the MAPS Faculty Teaching Awards 2014. The panel received a strong field of nominations for two categories. More...
21 July 2014: Imaging improved by scrambling X-rays
X-ray phase-contrast imaging can provide high-quality images of objects with lower radiation doses. But until now these images have been hard to obtain and required special X-ray sources whose properties are typically only found at large particle accelerator facilities.
27 June 2014: Reef built by animals 550 million years ago discovered
Newly found fossils show animals built living reefs twenty million years earlier than previously thought. More...
Climate scientists need to establish a professional body to help define their roles, values and practices to satisfy society’s needs, and to provide guidance to improve their training and development, according to a report published today by the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science. More...
23 June 2014: A formula for cheating at dice
A perfectly fair die has one chance in six of landing on each side when it is rolled. But load the dice by making some of the edges longer than others, and the probabilities suddenly become more complicated. In fact, nobody has ever produced a comprehensive theory of the probabilities of such a biased die landing on any given face – a challenge for physicists, as well as for anyone who might want to cheat a casino. More...
23 June 2014: Organic conundrum in Large Magellanic Cloud
19 June 2014: Queen’s Birthday Honours for the UCL community
6 June 2014: Forthcoming events in Risk & Disaster Reduction
7 May 2014: Two MAPS departments now Athena SWAN certified
7 May 2014: "Like melting an entire iceberg with a hot poker" – UCL scientists explore the strange world of quantum phase transitions
14 April 2014: Faculty Postgraduate Prize winners announced
3 April 2014: ExoMars landing sites narrowed down
1 April 2014: New Dean of Mathematical & Physical Sciences appointed
31 March 2014: A potential way to make graphene superconducting
24 March 2014: Scientists develop world’s first light-activated antimicrobial surface that also works in the dark
20 March 2014: UCL open letter to Paul Dacre, Editor of the Daily Mail
14 March 2014: UCL researchers set to take their research to parliament
12 March 2014: First thin films of spin ice reveal cold secrets
4 March 2014: New data confirms Arctic ice trends: sea ice being lost at a rate of five days per decade
20 February 2014: Space eye with 34 telescopes will investigate one million stars
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