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Professor Claire Carmalt appointed as new Head of Department for Chemistry

The Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Claire Carmalt as the new Head of Department for UCL Chemistry. The appointment will be effective as of next academic year (2016-17). She will be the 18th Head of Department for Chemistry and the first woman appointed to the position.

Published: Aug 11, 2016 9:19:16 AM

Prof Louise Harra and team awarded 2016 Daiwa Adrian Prizes

The winners of the 2016 Daiwa Adrian Prizes, the prestigious awards for scientific collaboration in the UK and Japan, have been announced. Following an assessment conducted by a panel of Fellows of the Royal Society, the Trustees of The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation have awarded four Daiwa Adrian Prizes of £10,000 to joint UK-Japan scientific research teams.

Published: Aug 9, 2016 2:45:18 PM

Top universities compete in third UCL/UCT Financial Mathematics Team Challenge

The event, hosted by the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) in association with University College London (UCL) and University of Cape Town (UCT), saw teams of mixed masters and doctoral students taking on practical problems in an array of areas pertinent to the financial services industry post the financial crisis.

Published: Jul 28, 2016 9:46:55 AM

Dark matter particle remains elusive

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has yielded no trace of a dark matter particle after completing its final 20-month long search of the universe, according to LUX collaboration scientists including UCL researchers.

Published: Jul 21, 2016 9:38:52 AM

Self-perpetuating plaque formation in Alzheimer’s

Using a combination of computer simulations and laboratory experiments, Dr Andela Saric (UCL Institute for the Physics of Living Systems, Department of Physics & Astronomy) and colleagues were able to identify the necessary requirements for the self-replication of protein fibrils.

Published: Jul 20, 2016 2:01:34 PM

News stories from departmental websites

Exploring North Sumatran subduction margin.

IODP Expedition 362 aims to examine the role of seafloor sediments and their potential effect on seismogenesis and tsunamogenesis in this part of the North Sumatra seismogenic zone.

Published: Aug 19, 2016 5:20:00 PM

Dr Gareth Peters part of first international delegation to give keynote speech at JAFEE Japan conference

Dr Gareth Peters and Dr Andrea Macrina (UCL Mathematics) formed a delegation that were the first invited international speakers to present at the Japanese Association of Financial Econometrics and Engineering (JAFEE) in the 20+ year history of the country wide bi-annual conference. The 2016 Summer JAFEE tournament was held over 2 days in Seijo University, Tokyo and was attended by 130 people from all over Japan.

Published: Aug 18, 2016 10:37:47 AM

MSSL Deliver First QB50 INMS

Dhiren Kataria (centre-right) sets off to deliver the first of 12 Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometers (INMS) to the QB50 project. INMS is the latest in a long line of space particle detectors designed, built and tested by MSSL and follows the successful operation of a similar instrument on the UK's TechDemoSat-1 launched in 2014.

Published: Aug 17, 2016 2:33:31 PM

STS Students commended on Dean's List

Each year, the Dean's List awards commendations to the top 5% of graduating students, to recognise academic achievement substantially above the requirements of a first class degree.

Published: Jul 21, 2016 10:36:25 AM