News and events
Today at 12pm, UCL lowered its flag in memory of Prof Bruce Swinyard (UCL Physics & Astronomy), who died after a long illness in May.
Published: Jul 22, 2015 9:23:00 AM
The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to UCL and University of Leeds scientists. This suggests that the ice pack in the Northern hemisphere is more sensitive to changes in summer melting than it is to winter cooling, a finding which will help researchers to predict future changes in its volume.
Published: Jul 20, 2015 4:36:28 PM
Collision physics can be like a game of billiards. Yet in
the microscopic world, the outcome of the game is hard to predict.
Published: Jul 14, 2015 4:37:00 PM
Quantum computers promise a step change in
computational power for some important problems, such as the simulation of the
properties of solid materials and chemical reactions.
Published: Jul 9, 2015 4:40:53 PM
We are delighted to announce this year's winners of the Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences Teaching Awards.
Published: Jul 3, 2015 9:50:56 AM
MSSL has just finished its second annual work experience week for sixth formers and in the words of Adi Ramani, one of the sixth formers taking part: “It was an amazing week. I don’t think anything was lacking. It is the perfect experience for anyone wanting to pursue Physics or Engineering.”
Published: Aug 3, 2015 10:45:42 AM
Professor Isham will be installed as a member of Council of the Bernoulli Society for Probability and Mathematical Statistics at the 60th World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical Institute (26-31 July 2015) in Rio de Janeiro. She previously served on Council during 2003-7.
Published: Jul 24, 2015 1:54:40 PM
The 38th Research Students’ Conference in Probability and Statistics is taking place in Leeds from 3-6 August 2015. Professor Isham’s plenary lecture is entitled Stochastic Modelling: some personal highlights.
Published: Jul 23, 2015 11:45:29 AM
The lead author of the Nature paper, PhD student Rachel Tilling, talks about her scientific findings.
Published: Jul 22, 2015 10:26:00 AM
Members of the MSSL Solar Physics Group have been celebrating three recent awards for their achievements and service to the solar physics and wider astronomical communities. Prof. Len Culhane was awarded the Sir Arthur C. Clarke Award for Lifetime Achievement at this year's awards ceremony. Prof. Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi was awarded the RAS Service Award and Prof. Louise Harra received the RAS Group Achievement Award on behalf of the Hinode EIS Team at this year's National Astronomy Meeting.
Published: Jul 21, 2015 2:26:04 PM