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New research shows how the Sun and the atmosphere of Venus interact, making the planet lose 300kg of atmospheric gas every day. The research, published in the journal Planetary and Space Science, comes from two teams led by scientists at UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory.
Published: Feb 19, 2015 12:11:23 PM
Many congratulations to Ah Yeon Park, winner of the 2014 Faculty Postgraduate Research Prize, and to Lara Smale, winner of the 2014 Faculty Postgraduate Taught Prize.
Published: Feb 16, 2015 4:30:29 PM
The UK science community has secured a pivotal role in
the world's largest ground-based solar telescope, the Daniel K Inouye Solar
Published: Feb 10, 2015 4:25:42 PM
UCL’s department of Physics & Astronomy has been recognised as a national leader in gender equality.
Published: Feb 10, 2015 4:19:42 PM
New research from UCL and the Universities of Gdansk,
Singapore, and Delft has uncovered additional second laws of thermodynamics
which complement the ordinary second law of thermodynamics, one of the most
fundamental laws of nature.
Published: Feb 9, 2015 10:01:59 PM
The Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS) has awarded its 2014 Postgraduate Research Prize to Ah Yeon Park for her outstanding achievements in her PhD in Statistical Science. Further details are available via the link below.
Published: Feb 27, 2015 9:49:40 AM
Edward Malina, 26, a PhD Research Student at Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL), hailing from Watford, is attending Parliament to present his physics research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 9 March.
Published: Feb 25, 2015 5:43:53 PM
New maps from ESA's Planck satellite, forming the second major data release (Feb 2015) from the project, have unveiled the 'polarised' light from the early Universe across the entire sky, revealing that the first stars formed much later than previously thought.
Published: Feb 20, 2015 3:39:09 PM
In her response to being awarded the MAPS Faculty prize, Lara stated: “I am both thrilled and stunned to receive this prize. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the UCL Hazard Centre and would like to express my gratitude to the staff and fellow students for making it such a great experience. My MSc research project was centred on risk communication during a volcanic emergency and how interdisciplinary methods can be applied to increase the likelihood of successful translation of physical science into an effective emergency response. This is a critical area of applied volcanology as misunderstandings between scientists, emergency managers and the media can transform an emergency into disaster. I would especially like to thank my supervisors for all of their time, guidance and support. I’m excited to be collaborating with them on a paper in the future.”
Published: Feb 19, 2015 10:26:16 AM
Two new papers on ionospheric photoelectrons in the tail of Venus are about to be published in Planetary and Space Science, led by UCL-MSSL scientists. They show that Venus is losing 300kg of its atmosphere per day.
Published: Feb 18, 2015 8:34:15 AM