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12 May 2014: New Quantum Science & Technology Institute opens at UCL

UCL is today inaugurating a new Quantum Science & Technology Institute (UCLQ). The new institute will coordinate and support research into quantum science and technology across UCL, helping to develop this fast-advancing field of research. More...

7 May 2014: Two MAPS departments now Athena SWAN certified

Athena SWAN, the national scheme to advance women's careers in science and research, has announced the latest tranche of universities and departments to be certified. The departments of Chemistry and Mathematics are among ten UCL academic units to be recognised this year, both earning Athena SWAN Bronze standard for the first time. More...

7 May 2014: "Like melting an entire iceberg with a hot poker" – UCL scientists explore the strange world of quantum phase transitions

“What a curious feeling,” says Alice in Lewis Carroll’s tale, as she shrinks to a fraction of her size, and everything around her suddenly looks totally unfamiliar. Scientists too have to get used to these curious feelings when they examine matter on tiny scales and at low temperatures: all the behaviour we are used to seeing around us is turned on its head. More...

2 May 2014: Statistical analysis unveils the hidden patterns in Eurovision voting

Voting for the Eurovision Song Contest has been scrutinised by statistics experts at UCL and Imperial College London, who have found that musical talent is unlikely to be the only element that wins scores – but that the contest is not ‘stitched up’ at the UK’s expense.  More...

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