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Dark matter even darker than once thought

Astronomers using observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have studied how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. The results, published in the journal Science on 27 March 2015, show that dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, and narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be.

Published: Mar 27, 2015 9:31:13 AM

A light touch to reading electron spins

Scientists at UCL have shown a new way of reading electron spins, which eliminates the need for powerful magnetic fields and reduces the reliance on very low temperatures. The study is published this week in the journal Nature Materials.

Published: Mar 26, 2015 9:49:40 AM

EU Science Commissioner visits UCL

The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas, visited UCL today. He held  a meeting with the President & Provost of UCL, Professor Michael Arthur, before visiting the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

Published: Mar 24, 2015 4:21:56 PM

UCL forging closer big data links with Japan

Patrick Wolfe, executive director of UCL’s Big Data Institute has recently returned from Japan, where he was working on developing closer links between UCL and Japanese institutions.

Published: Mar 17, 2015 11:11:01 AM

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London Ancient Science Conference

The London Ancient Science Conference, run from STS@UCL by Prof. Gregory has received a British Society for the History of Science Strategic Conference Grant for the next two years.

Published: Mar 27, 2015 10:56:10 AM

Toxic World

STS first year PhD Student, Alex Mankoo, has won a competitive award to attend the 8th European Spring School on History Of Science And Popularization.  This year’s theme is “Living In A Toxic World  (1800-2000), Experts, Activism, Industry And Regulation”  and will be held at Maó (Menorca), 14-16 May 2015.   There will be talks by a number of experts on all aspects of the history of toxic environments, as well as poster and workshop sessions on the same theme. Alex’s doctoral research is on the history tear gas, which fits well with the general theme of the Spring school.  

Published: Mar 20, 2015 6:43:45 PM