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.

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26 March 2013: Call for proposals: UCL–French Embassy science and technology workshops

UCL researchers are invited to submit funding proposals to run collaborative science and/or technology workshops as part of the UCL–French Embassy partnership. More...

14 March 2013: Faculty Postgraduate Prize winners announced

Many congratulations to Olga Chervova, winner of the 2012 Faculty Postgraduate Research Prize, and to Chris Banerji, winner of the 2012 Faculty Postgraduate Taught Prize. More...

13 March 2013: UCL Open Access Guidelines and Publishing Guide

UCL guidelines on open access and a publishing guide are available to UCL researchers. More...

7 March 2013: MAPS science photos on Flickr

The UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences has just launched a photo group on Flickr. The group will feature photos from and of the MAPS faculty, and help disseminate UCL research to a wider audience. More...

1 March 2013: ESA selects instruments to be flown on its icy moons mission

The European Space Agency's JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission (JUICE) will study Jupiter and its large, ice/ocean-bearing moons. JUICE is planned to launch in 2022 and arrive in 2030.

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