The Dark Energy Spectroscopic
Instrument (DESI) has recently received formal approval from the US
Department of Energy to move forward to the construction phase. DESI
is a 3-D sky mapping project and will measure spectra of 35 million galaxies to
provide new clues about Dark Energy. Installation of the project is set to
begin next year at the Mayall 4-meter telescope in Kitt Peak National
Observatory, Arizona, with observations starting up in January 2019.
Many congratulations to Prof. Hiranya Peiris who has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). More...
The 2015/16 Departmental Teaching Prize has been awarded to Raman Prinja. The award will be presented at the Gala Dinner on Friday 28th October. More...
Congratulations to Prof Hiranya Peiris
on her recent appointment to Director of the prestigious Oskar Klein Centre for
Cosmoparticle Physics in Stockholm, starting in October 2016.
Astrophysics Group, Dept of Physics & Astronomy
The Astrophysics Group of UCL's Dept of Physics & Astronomy is one of the largest in the UK, comprising about 90 members of academic, research and support staff. Our research areas cover massive stars, star formation, interstellar and circumstellar processes, astrochemistry, cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, extra-solar planets, atmospheric physics and instrumentation. An overview of the group's research can be found in the most recent Departmental Annual Review.
Our group members are also playing leadership roles in many international projects, covering a time line from the present to 2030 or so. They include the Dark Energy Survey, DESI, Euclid, LSST, the Hubble Space Telescope, JWST, SPICA, Cassini, Laplace / JUICE, Ariel, LOFAR, Planck, Herschel, e-MERLIN, ALMA and SKA.
Head of Group: Prof. Serena Viti
Administrator: Mrs Kay Nakum
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