Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Mathematics and Physical Sciences

From the large scale of the universe to the realm of the quark, the faculty's departments lead in the research and teaching of the mathematical and physical world.

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Dark matter particle remains elusive

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has yielded no trace of a dark matter particle after completing its final 20-month long search of the universe, according to LUX collaboration scientists including UCL researchers. More...

Published: Jul 21, 2016 9:38:52 AM

Artist’s rendering of protein fibrils (in blue) and healthy proteins (in red) from computer simulations. Credit: Ivan Barun, dr. med.

Self-perpetuating plaque formation in Alzheimer’s

Using a combination of computer simulations and laboratory experiments, Dr Andela Saric (UCL Institute for the Physics of Living Systems, Department of Physics & Astronomy) and colleagues were able to identify the necessary requirements for the self-replication of protein fibrils. More...

Published: Jul 20, 2016 2:01:34 PM