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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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Prospective students

Prospective students page - image of chemicals in UCL Chemistry

The Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in disciplines ranging across the natural sciences, mathematical sciences, as well as the history and social studies of science.

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