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A three-dimensional map of the Universe, reaching deeper in space and time than any yet made, is to be produced by an international team of 200 scientists, including leading astronomers from the UK.
Published: Sep 21, 2015 4:58:36 PM
A €9.95 million project to integrate and support
planetary science activities across Europe has been launched.
Published: Sep 15, 2015 10:37:26 AM
Anna Lambert and Oliver Southwick - both PhD students in UCL Mathematics - will be taking fluid dynamics to the Spark Festival this bank holiday weekend (30-31 August).
Published: Aug 28, 2015 3:19:31 PM
The 2015 cohort of students from the faculty graduated this week.
Published: Aug 28, 2015 10:46:00 AM
Miniaturized tests can revolutionize the speed of diagnosing diseases, according to new research from UCL.
Published: Aug 21, 2015 12:47:13 PM
STS has been awarded a BRONZE award by the Athena SWAN Equality Challenge Unit (link). The bronze award is a certification that STS is engaged in the pursuit of gender equity and has in place commendable practices towards that end. Receipt of this award fits into UCL's Equalities Strategy and is supported by research councils and other research funders across the UK.
Published: Oct 2, 2015 9:37:56 AM
"No one knows precisely what the composition of the center of the Earth is. This is one of the best kept secrets of our planet as mankind has never reached deeper than 12 km below its surface." writes Tristan Vey in Le Figaro. In fact only laboratory experiments, seismological analysis and thermodynamic models can help us get a better understanding of this mysterious inner core. These show the existence of a liquid metallic outer core with a diameter of about 5000 km that contains a “small” and spinning solid inner core about 2400 km wide. While this solid part is almost exclusively composed of iron-nickel alloy (with a 16/1 ratio), seismological surveys have shown that the surrounding environment of liquified metal contains significant quantities of lighter elements such as sulphur, carbon, silicon as well as oxygen. But in what proportion?
Published: Sep 24, 2015 3:26:00 PM
A presentation by UCL STS PhD student Oliver Marsh has been picked as a “stand-out” of the 2015 Science In Public conference. Hosted by the Science Communication Unit at the UWE, Bristol, the conference brought together around 80 researchers and practitioners for four workshops and 35 presentations dealing with many aspects of ‘science in public’ in its broadest sense. Oliver’s presentation, entitled Billions and Billions of Likes: Understanding and Representing Online Science Enthusiasm, introduced and discussed various research considerations and methods for dealing with huge datasets produced by online social network sites. The conference report can be found at https://www.pcst.co/newsitem/8 and a copy of Oliver’s presentation is hosted on https://sidewayslookatscience.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/resources-for-my-presentation-on-researching-large-social-media-sites-science-in-public-uwe-9th-10th-july-2015/ .
Published: Sep 23, 2015 9:37:30 AM
Professor Sofia Olhede awarded £366k EPSRC grant to study modelling and inference for massive populations of heterogeneous point processes
Professor Sofia Olhede and her co-investigators, Dr David Murrell and Dr James Martin, have been awarded the EPSRC grant EP/N007336/1 under the standard research scheme.
Published: Sep 22, 2015 10:31:06 AM
TYC researchers receive funding to work on the discovery of new advanced materials.
Published: Sep 18, 2015 3:03:06 PM