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World-first film of the Universe


The Science and Technology Facilities Council confirmed the UK's participation in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) this week, an international project that UCL astronomers have been involved in since 2013.  

Published: May 25, 2016 11:55:16 AM

MAPS Faculty PhesDival - 15th June

A celebration of research, for researchers.

On Wednesday 15th June from 5:30pm, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and staff from across the faculty will come together in the Main Quad Pavilion to celebrate all things related to Maths and Physical Sciences.

Published: May 24, 2016 12:16:12 PM

Mike Ewing

Sadly, Professor Mike Ewing passed away last Saturday.
Mike was a member of the UCL Chemistry Department from his arrival, in 1975 from Australia, as a Ramsay Fellow. 

Published: May 23, 2016 11:43:10 AM

Prof. Martin Rees - Real and Counterfactual Universes


In his recent UCL Maths and Physical Sciences Colloquium, Prof. Martin Rees (Lord Rees of Ludlow) delivered a commanding history of our universe. In keeping with the title of his talk - Real and Counterfactual Universes - Prof. Rees described the hierarchal structure of our own universe. 

Published: May 23, 2016 11:00:18 AM

News stories from departmental websites

The Linnean Society of London Awards 2016.

During the 2016 Linnean Society of London’s Annual General Meeting Anjali Goswami and Thomas Halliday have been presented with the medals recognising their outstanding contributions to the Natural Sciences. The Society aims to promote the study of all aspects of the biological sciences. Through awarding medals and grants, the Society acknowledges and encourages excellence in all of these fields.

Published: May 31, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Dr Tom Bartlett’s work published in Nature Communications

Dr Tom Bartlett's work analysing epigenomic data, in collaboration with Professor Martin Widschwendter's team at UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health (IfWH), has just been published in Nature Communications. In this work, Tom carried out statistical analyses to identify epigenomic reprogramming which takes place near to the ovaries of women with mutations to the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes (who are known to be at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers) before any cancerous changes could be seen. Experimental colleagues then identified a particular enzyme that seems to trigger this reprogramming. The identification of this molecular pathway opens up possibilities for intervention before a woman develops ovarian cancer.

Published: May 24, 2016 2:55:43 PM

Dr Pierre-André Maugis promoted to Senior Research Associate

The department wishes to congratulate Dr Pierre-André Maugis on his promotion to the role of Senior Research Associate. Dr Maugis joined the department after completing his PhD with the Applied Mathematics Laboratory, Sorbonne University, with his thesis work on "Dependence Models in High Dimensions". Pierre-André is working on developing nonparametric methods for network analysis, and is simultaneously leading the technology transfer of the UCL Big Data Institute.

Published: May 20, 2016 4:59:16 PM

STS research day 2016 is a success!

STS continues its annual series of Research Days, a forum where the STS community gathers to discuss the research we are undertaking. This fosters interdisciplinary connections and collaborations. It's a fabulous day for the community. 

Published: May 18, 2016 8:24:59 PM