MSSL-UCL Astrophysics Group
Welcome to the University College London (UCL) MSSL astrophysics group web-site. In synergy with MSSL's involvement in space science missions, members of the astrophysics group actively work on a wide range of astronomy and astrophysics. Please also visit our MSSL Astrophysics Blog.
Gaia in Space. MSSL has played a major part in Gaia - developing the instrument and software that will measure the speed, temperature, size and age of over a billion stars in our Galaxy. (Credit: ESA/ATG medialab; background image: ESO/S. Brunier)
ESA's Euclid mission. MSSL is leading efforts to design and build the VIS instrument. (Credit: ESA/C. Carreau)
Swift/UVOT Serendipitous Source Catalogue (UVOTSSC). Check out also The XMM-OM Serendipitous Ultra-Violet Source Survey (XMM-SUSS2.1)!
- The 3rd version of the XMM OM serendipitous source catalogue (XMM-SUSS3) has been released. (XMM-SUSS page, 12 Apr. 2017)
- First Signs of Weird Quantum Property of Empty Space? (Publication in MNRAS, co-authors: Denis Gonzalez Caniulef, Roberto Turolla, Silvia Zane, Kinwah Wu, ESO Science release, UCL MAPS, Science, 30 November 2016)
- Tracing the Hercules stream with Gaia and LAMOST: new evidence for a fast bar in the Milky Way (Publication in MNRAS, co-authors: Daisuke Kawata, Jason Hunt, Gaia Image of the Week, 25 November 2016)
- Physics of Neutron Stars - 2017, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 10-14 July 2017, SOC: Silvia Zane
- The X-ray Universe 2017, Rome 6-9 June 2017, SOC: Graziella Branduardi-Raymont
- High-throughput X-ray Astronomy in the eXTP era, Rome, 6-8 February 2017, SOC: Silvia Zane
- Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing (BASP) Frontiers Workshop 2017 (Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, 29 January - 3 February 2017, Area Chair: Jason McEwen)