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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

News stories from departmental websites

Deep Marine Systems.

Deep-water (below wave base) processes, although generally hidden from view, shape the sedimentary record of more than 65% of the Earth’s surface, including large parts of ancient mountain belts. This book aims to inform advanced-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, and professional Earth scientists with interests in physical oceanography and hydrocarbon exploration and production, about many of the important physical aspects of deep-water (mainly deep-marine) systems.

Published: Feb 12, 2016 12:26:00 PM

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