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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...
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...
22 November 2013: MAPS wins funding for two Centres for Doctoral Training
The Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences is delighted to announce that it has won funding for two EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (out of seven awarded to UCL). 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...
14 November 2013: Quantum state world record smashed
A normally fragile quantum state has been shown to survive at room temperature for a world record 39 minutes, overcoming a key barrier towards building ultrafast quantum computers. The research, published in the journal Science, was led by Mike Thewalt (Simon Fraser University, Canada), with involvement from researchers at UCL and Oxford University, and material provided from collaborating institutes in Berlin.
5 November 2013: Designer Piercings: New membrane pores with DNA nanotechnology
4 November 2013: Roots of earthquakes explained
30 October 2013: First results from world’s most sensitive dark matter detector
29 October 2013: Striking research images sought for UCL competition
28 October 2013: New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue
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
7 October 2013: The shocking truth about solar eruptions
4 October 2013: New X-ray vision can reveal internal structure of objects
3 October 2013: Winners of Faculty Teaching Award announced
1 October 2013: Raman Prinja commended for children's science book
19 September 2013: Prof David Alexander wins research award
12 September 2013: News updates from the European Planetary Science Congress
9 September 2013: Another Way of Seeing: contemporary art responds to astronomy
6 September 2013: Reflecting on Earth's albedo
4 September 2013: Historic space pictures published online for the first time
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
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