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European Research Council grant success for the faculty

Researchers in the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences have been awarded three major new grants from the European Research Council (ERC). These are in the areas of mathematics and nanotechnology.

Published: Mar 5, 2015 12:31:19 PM

UCL researchers take their research to parliament

Seventeen researchers from around UCL have been shortlisted to present their research to a panel of expert judges and over 100 MPs in this year’s SET for Britain competition.

Published: Mar 4, 2015 4:27:44 PM

Strange Creatures put on display at UCL

‘Strange Creatures: The art of unknown animals’ is a new exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL. By examining the world of animal representations, the exhibition explores how imagery has been used to bring newly discovered animals into the public eye.

Published: Mar 3, 2015 5:53:00 PM

Venus is slowly losing its atmosphere

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

Faculty Postgraduate Prize winners announced

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

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A brand new sky from Planck

New maps from ESA's Planck satellite, forming the second major data release (February 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: Mar 3, 2015 12:52:59 PM

MAPS Faculty Postgraduate Research Prize awarded to Ah Yeon Park

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

UCL scientist takes his research to Parliament

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

Highlights from the 2015 Planck Cosmology Data Release

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

Postgraduate Taught Prize Winner 2014

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