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UNESCO Day of Light 2

UCL celebrates UNESCO’s International Day of Light

On 15th May, UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory organised a secondary schools event to celebrate UNESCO’s International Day of Light. The event was sponsored by Nature Communications as well as Nature, the international journal of science, and was attended by 240 year 7 and 8 students.

Dark Matter Map with Three Methods

UCL-led team uses new data science techniques for dark matter maps

A UCL led project within the Dark Energy Survey has used new Data Science techniques to improve maps of invisible Dark Matter.

Euclid spacecraft illustration

UCL led team awarded prestigious EU grant to prepare for data from ESA’s Euclid

A team of cosmologists from nine countries, led by UCL, have been awarded €1.6m in a prestigious EU Horizon 2020 grant to work across Europe in order to prepare for the next generation of astronomical data that will come from the European Space Agency Euclid mission.  More...

David Attenborough Talk

Kathleen Lonsdale Building Re-opened by Sir David Attenborough

UCL’s Kathleen Lonsdale Building, home to UCL Earth Sciences and groups from Chemistry, Astrophysics, and Mathematics, was re-opened by Sir David Attenborough on Tuesday 17 April following a £27.5 million refurbishment.  More...

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

Cosmology Stars and Galaxies Instrumentation Planetary Science: Earth, Solar System and Exoplanets

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