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Mars has macroweather too

But weather forecasting on the Red Planet is likely to be even trickier than on Earth

Published: Nov 13, 2014 4:33:52 PM

UCL researchers recognised in Leverhulme prizes

Three UCL researchers have been recognised in this year's Philip Leverhulme Prizes. These awards recognise the achievement of researchers who have already achieved international success in the early stages of their careers. Prizewinners get £100,000 to spend on their research.

Published: Nov 10, 2014 3:25:00 PM

Spins in silicon are feeling electric

Scientists at UCL have developed a new way of changing information stored in quantum bits – a vital technology for ensuring computers continue to increase in power over the next century.

Published: Oct 28, 2014 4:30:49 PM

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Dr Gianluca Baio elected Secretary of the ISBA Section on Biostatistics and Pharmaceutical Statistics

Dr Gianluca Baio has been elected Secretary of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) Section on Biostatistics and Pharmaceutical Statistics. The aim of this specialised section of ISBA is to help network and federate under a common well-known "brand" all the initiatives to spread Bayesian methods and ideas, to solve problems in Biostatistics and its applications to the pharmaceutical industry.

Published: Nov 18, 2014 10:57:58 AM

Science meets Theatre to talk about Climate

2071 is a Royal Court play with Prof Chris Rapley, our climate scientist  who is presenting his position on climate change.  Together with playwright Duncan Macmillian, Chris has created a 70-minute play. He is the co-writer and performer delivering emotion-free, full of sobering facts monologue.

Published: Nov 14, 2014 5:09:10 PM

Mars has macroweather too

But weather forecasting on the Red Planet is likely to be even trickier than on Earth

Published: Nov 13, 2014 5:04:24 PM

Waiting for the Philae landing...

The Planetary Science group at UCL-MSSL are eagerly awaiting the Philae landing planned for Wednesday this week. Professor Andrew Coates is a co-investigator in the Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC) on the orbiter, which will be monitoring the plasma environment during the descent and landing, and has already been making measurements of the comet plasma environment since achieving orbit in August. He will be an invited guest at ESOC for the landing itself.

Published: Nov 11, 2014 10:31:32 AM