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The picture represents a "finite energy foliation" of the 3-dimensional manifold S1 x S2 with its standard contact structure. Finite energy foliations are ways of filling 3-dimensional space with smooth surfaces that are solutions to a differential equation arising in string theory. More...
22 May 2013: Rare merger reveals secrets of galaxy evolution
Two hungry young galaxies spotted in the act of colliding, billions of light years away, are rapidly forming a massive galaxy about 10 times the size of the Milky Way, according to new research published in the journal Nature. The research, carried out by an international team in including Mat Page (UCL Space and Climate Physics), answers a long-standing question of how giant elliptical galaxies formed in the early Universe, and why they stopped forming stars soon after. More...
Just how did life on Earth begin? The precise point at which sterile chemical processes came alive is still shrouded in mystery. However, new research by Dr Matthew Powner (UCL Chemistry) and colleagues at other institutions may shed some light on how this happened. More...
Scientists have discovered a new drug with great promise for
the fight against cancer. Called SSR128129E, or SSR for short, it binds to
receptors on the surfaces of cancer cells and stops the growth of blood vessels
within tumours. It offers a targeted therapy that starves tumours of blood without
the side-effects common with many cancer therapies.
Early-warning sensor systems that can test and track serious infectious diseases – such as major flu epidemics, MRSA and HIV – using mobile phones and the internet are being developed by a major new Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) led by UCL. More...
9 May 2013: UCL awarded record number of ESRC studentships
18 multidisciplinary studentships worth an estimated £1.6 million have been awarded to UCL’s Doctoral Training Centre by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). More...
30 April 2013: Herschel Space Observatory loses its cool
22 April 2013: TEDxCERN simulcast at UCL
19 April 2013: New research hub promises cheaper energy, cleaner environment and economic development
19 April 2013: Sounds of UCL: competition winners and panoramas
3 April 2013: Building quantum states with individual silicon atoms
14 March 2013: Faculty Postgraduate Prize winners announced
13 March 2013: UCL Open Access Guidelines and Publishing Guide
7 March 2013: MAPS science photos on Flickr
27 February 2013: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock recognised at Suffrage Science event
13 February 2013: CryoSat-2 mission reveals major Arctic sea-ice loss
12 February 2013: Graphene research chosen as EU Future Emerging Technology flagship
28 January 2013: Secret of scent lies in molecular vibrations
18 December 2012: Record number of Marie Curie Fellowships for research at UCL
14 December 2012: Third Crick Symposium: Genetics to Molecules to Therapies
23 November 2012: UCL Grand Challenges £5,000 grants available
15 November 2012: Dark matter detector installed and submerged in South Dakota
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