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Saturn and Enceladus produce the same amount of plasma

The first evidence that Saturn’s upper atmosphere may, when buffeted by the solar wind, emit the same total amount of mass per second into its magnetosphere as its moon, Enceladus, has been found by UCL scientists working on the Cassini mission.

Published: Feb 11, 2016 11:29:47 AM

MAPS Faculty PG Prizewinners announced

Many congratulations to Niko Laaksonen, winner of the 2015 Faculty Postgraduate Research Prize, and to Alexander Guest, winner of the 2015 Faculty Postgraduate Taught Prize.

Published: Feb 10, 2016 2:56:56 PM

Christina Pagel wins prestigious Harkness Fellowship

Dr Christina Pagel, Reader in UCL’s Clinical Operational Research Unit (CORU) and the UCL Department of Applied Health Research (DAHR), has been awarded a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice by the Commonwealth Fund. Considered one of the most prestigious in health policy, up to sixteen Harkness Fellowships are awarded each year, of which four are to candidates from the U.K. In the U.K., the Harkness Fellowships are co-sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and The Health Foundation.

Published: Feb 1, 2016 9:45:42 AM

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Dr Russell Evans wins Provost's Excellence Award

The Department's Admissions & Examinations Administrator, Dr Russell Evans, has been chosen to receive one of the inaugural Provost’s Excellence Awards. Russell was a winner in the Excellence category of the scheme, which recognises UCL staff showing truly exceptional levels of customer service, by going the extra mile.

Published: Jan 22, 2016 10:32:17 AM

Handbook of Cluster Analysis co-edited and co-written by Dr Christian Hennig published

Chapman & Hall/CRC have published their new Handbook of Cluster Analysis, edited by Christian Hennig, Department of Statistical Science, UCL; Marina Meila, University of Washington; Fionn Murtagh, University of Derby and Goldsmiths University of London, and Roberto Rocci, University of Rome Tor Vergata. Christian Hennig also wrote the chapter on Clustering Strategy and Method Selection and was co-author of four further chapters.

Published: Jan 12, 2016 3:04:22 PM