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Probing the nature of the neutrino using SuperNEMO

One mile beneath a mountain in the French Alps, an international team involving UCL scientists is hoping to unlock more secrets of the mysterious neutrino using a new, cutting-edge experiment called SuperNEMO.

Published: Nov 9, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Jupiter’s X-ray auroras pulse independently

Jupiter’s intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to new UCL-led research using ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatories.

Published: Oct 30, 2017 4:10:47 PM

SMILE mission gets £3 million boost

A space mission called SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer), jointly developed by the European Space Agency and the Chinese Academy of Sciences with major UK involvement from UCL, has received additional funding from the UK Space Agency.

Published: Oct 30, 2017 11:49:24 AM

New X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer enters trial phase in UCL Chemistry

UCL’s Chemistry department has used a multi-user EPSRC grant to purchase a new X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS). The XPS is available for use by all UCL researchers, and promises new opportunities for research in the Faculty for Mathematical and Physical Sciences and beyond. 

Published: Oct 20, 2017 9:42:17 AM

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Life in our solar system: redefining the habitable zone

Traditionally, the search for life beyond Earth has been in the ‘habitable zone’, where water may be, or may have been, present on a planetary surface. Professor Andrew Coates will examine the key role that UCL has played in the ExoMars, Cassini and JUICE missions, which have broadened the search to include Mars and the ocean worlds of Enceladus, Titan and Europa.

Starts: Nov 28, 2017 1:10:00 PM