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New paint makes tough self-cleaning surfaces

A new paint that makes robust self-cleaning surfaces has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers. The coating can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel and when combined with adhesives, maintains its self-cleaning properties after being wiped, scratched with a knife and scuffed with sandpaper.

Published: Mar 6, 2015 9:18:19 AM

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

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Launch of AWE-UCL Centre for Computational Materials Science

AWE has launched the Centre for Computational Materials Science (CCMS) at University College London (UCL) to support AWE’s technical programme, and help nurture and potentially recruit the next generation of computational chemists at AWE. The CCMS is a collaborative enterprise between AWE and UCL, specifically centred on the area of modelling and materials science, and is funded through AWE’s technical outreach programme. 

Published: Mar 6, 2015 3:43:26 PM

Old lab instruments go on display

A display consisting of 16 items used in physics teaching at UCL in the 19th and 20th centuries has been completed on the first floor of the Physics building, outside the entrance to Lab 1 (east end). The instruments were collected over a period of several years by John O’Brien, the former Laboratory Superintendent who retired in 2013, and Derek Thomas, Lab 1 technician, who prepared them for display and procured an illuminated glass case to house them.

Published: Mar 6, 2015 3:23:21 PM

New paint makes tough self-cleaning surfaces

A new paint that makes robust self-cleaning surfaces has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers. The coating can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel and when combined with adhesives, maintains its self-cleaning properties after being wiped, scratched with a knife and scuffed with sandpaper.

Published: Mar 5, 2015 5:09:12 PM

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