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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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14 April 2014: Faculty Postgraduate Prize winners announced
Many congratulations to Angela Occhiogrosso, winner of the 2013 Faculty Postgraduate Research Prize, and to Yik (Jennifer) Chan, winner of the 2013 Faculty Postgraduate Taught Prize. More...
3 April 2014: ExoMars landing sites narrowed down
The first landing site selection workshop for the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars rover was held on 26-28 March at the European Space Astronomy Centre near Madrid. Prof Andrew Coates of UCL's planetary science group attended the meeting. Coates, based at UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory, leads the development of PanCam, the main camera on the rover. The international PanCam team includes hardware from Germany and Switzerland, with important contributions from Austria, as well as the UK.
1 April 2014: New Dean of Mathematical & Physical Sciences appointed
The faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Prof Nick Brook as the new Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The appointment will be effective as of next academic year (2014-15). More...
31 March 2014: A potential way to make graphene superconducting
Scientists from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCL and the London Centre for Nanotechnology have discovered a potential way to make graphene – a single layer of carbon atoms with great promise for future electronics – superconducting. The study, performed in collaboration with Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is published in Nature Communications. More...
Will next year’s summer Arctic ice extent be high or low? Can ship captains plan on navigating the famed Northwest Passage—a direct shipping route from Europe to Asia across the Arctic Ocean—to save on time and fuel? A new study says year-to-year forecasts of the Arctic’s summer ice extent are not yet reliable. More...
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
20 February 2014: Astronomers find solar storms behave like supernovae
12 February 2014: Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
10 February 2014: UCL to host European hub for responsible research and innovation
22 January 2014: Supernova in Messier 82 discovered by UCL students
21 January 2014: Frozen magnetic monopoles create new laboratory physics
13 January 2014: UCL wins £1m for clean hydrogen technology
10 January 2014: UCL astronomers recognised by Royal Astronomical Society
9 January 2014: Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis
9 January 2014: Researchers grapple with nuclear legacy
7 January 2014: ALMA spots supernova dust factory 160,000 light years away
19 December 2013: Dennis Lindley – in memoriam
17 December 2013: ESA’s Billion Star Surveyor: UCL’s contribution
13 December 2013: Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced
13 December 2013: UCL research 'among top 10 physics breakthroughs of the year'
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