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Professor Hiranya Peiris IOP Prize

Professor Hiranya Peiris recognised with prestigious physics prize

Professor Hiranya Peiris, Dr Helen Czerski and Professor Jennifer Thomas have been awarded medals and prizes by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for their outstanding, sustained and distinguished contributions to physics. More...

DESI Corrector

DESI corrector at UCL ready to be shipped

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument’s (DESI) wide field optical corrector has been fully assembled and tested at UCL and is due to be shipped to the Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona for commissioning.


UCL to lead European mission to study new planets

UCL is leading a multi-million pound European mission to study newly discovered planets after it was selected today as the next European Space Agency science mission. More...

Data on 400 million astronomical objects released

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES), which includes UCL Astrophysics Group (P&A) researchers, announce their first three years of data including information on about 400 million astronomical objects such as distant galaxies billions of light years away as well as stars in our own galaxy. More...

Accurately measuring the dark universe

24 August 2017

The theory that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos has been confirmed by extremely accurate measurements from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration, involving UCL Physics &Astronomy scientists. Please see:


Among the 10 papers released is the Key Paper, summarising the combined analysis, which can be found on arXiv:1708.01530

For additional information see:

- The Fermilab Press Release:


The STFC press release on behalf of DES:UK:


Media coverage has included:

- BBC Science news pages:


- BBC World Service’s ‘Newsday’ (audio, 3 min):


and reports in Nature, Science and other magazines.

For further information please contact Ofer Lahav (o.lahav@ucl.ac.uk)

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