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Winners of first UCL physics hackathon announced

PhD students from UCL Physics & Astronomy took part in the department’s first ‘hackathon’ last week. In this competition, students representing the department’s five research groups competed to complete projects in just two days.

Published: Jun 22, 2015 3:12:04 PM

New calculations to improve carbon dioxide monitoring from space

How light of different colours is absorbed by carbon dioxide (CO2) can now be accurately predicted using new calculations developed by a UCL-led team of scientists. This will help climate scientists studying Earth’s greenhouse gas emissions to better interpret data collected from satellites and ground stations measuring CO2.

Published: Jun 15, 2015 9:58:05 AM

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Jackson Lewis Scholarship 2015

Congratulations goes to Andre Shamsabadi (MSci Chemistry) for winning this years Jackson Lewis Scholarship.  The scholarship was founded in 1966 under the will of Mr H. L. Jackson which recognises outstanding academic performance in one year of study.

Published: Jun 25, 2015 2:14:24 PM

Deans List 2015

Congratulations to five chemistry graduands who have received a commendation for this year’s Dean’s List. 

Published: Jun 25, 2015 2:10:33 PM

Dr Serge Guillas awarded ESRC-DFID-NERC funding for tsunami project

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have approved funding for a project led by Dr Serge Guillas on the topic of Big Data for Resilience: realising the benefits for developing countries.

Published: Jun 23, 2015 10:25:50 AM

Urban Alchemy

Urban Alchemy explores the material stories and processes of urban change through imaginative salvage and chemical print experiments. Roofing zinc becomes etching plate from which portraits of those removing this zinc from the rooftops of London's ever changing skyline emerge. Slate and bricks become ink and plywood hoardings are transformed through woodcut.  

Published: Jun 18, 2015 1:39:27 PM