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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Study provides strongest evidence oxygen levels were key to early animal evolution

It has long puzzled scientists why, after 3 billion years of nothing more complex than algae, complex animals suddenly started to appear on Earth. Now, a team of researchers has put forward some of the strongest evidence yet to support the hypothesis that high levels of oxygen in the oceans were crucial for the emergence of skeletal animals 550 million years ago.   More...

Published: Sep 23, 2016 10:38:47 AM

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Celebrating 10 years of Hinode in space

Hinode, a satellite which observes the Sun’s activity in high resolution, today marks ten years of success since its launch. It carries three instruments, one of which – the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) – was built and is managed by a UCL team. More...

Published: Sep 22, 2016 10:20:05 AM