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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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27 September 2012: Winners of MAPS Faculty Teaching Awards 2012

The winner of the MAPS Faculty Teaching Award for 2012 is Dr Isidoros Strouthos (Department of Mathematics). More...

25 September 2012: UCL Chemistry students wow Year 8 pupils

What do you get if you combine 70 school children, enthusiastic teachers, magnets, bubbles, giant models of molecules and hard water? Answer: the UCL Chemistry schools Outreach day! More...

17 September 2012: Dark energy camera records first images

Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. On 12 September, that ancient starlight found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly-constructed Dark Energy Camera, the most powerful sky-mapping machine ever created, captured and recorded it for the first time. More...

10 September 2012: French Embassy funds postdoc workshops

The French Embassy has funded a series of UCL collaborative postdoctoral research workshops on topics in science or technology. More...

5 September 2012: Record support for early career researchers 

Researchers at UCL have been awarded a total of 17 Starting Grants by the European Research Council (ERC), the highest number awarded at UCL under a single funding call to date. These grants have a total value of €21.6 million.  More...

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