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)!
- Gaia sizes up 1.1 billion stars (UCL News, 14 September 2016)
- Young Magnetar Likely the Slowest Pulsar Ever Detected (Publication in MNRAS, co-author: Silvia Zane, NASA Press Release, 8 September 2016)
- Einstein's general relativity passes another stringent test (Publication in ApJ, Lead-author: Ignacio Ferreras, UCL MAPS, 11 July, 2016)
- The greatest movie ever made, directed by astronomers, starring Our Universe (Jason McEwen, MSSL News, 19 May 2016)
- Indian multi-wavelength space observatory, Astrosat, successful launch. MSSL provided parts for UVIT, the UV instrument on board, in particular the high voltage power supplies, based on XMM-OM and Swift-UVOT heritage, through a Canadian collaboration. (28 September 2015)
- MSSL involved in new NASA proposal (Team member: Kinwah Wu, Silvia Zane, MSSL News, NASA Press Release, 5 Aug 2015)
- ESA shortlists three space missions with major UCL contributions (UCL MAPS, 17 June 2015)
- Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing (BASP) Frontiers Workshop 2017 (Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, 29 January - 3 February 2017, Area Chair: Jason McEwen)
- The universal problem of the non-universal IMF (Lorentz Center, Netherland, 5-9 December 2016, SOC: Ignacio Ferreras)
- New Results in X-ray Astronomy 2016 (MSSL, 28 September 2016, SOC,LOC: Myrto Symeonidis (Chair), Megan Whewell or Ellis Owen)