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UCL to host one of eight new PhD training centres to boost UK’s data science expertise

Data intensive science in the UK has received a major boost thanks to an investment of almost £10million to train the next generation of experts in this important research area. More...

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Catching the first light from a gravitational wave event

Light and gravitational waves produced by the same event – a pair of neutron stars exploding – have been detected for the first time by a huge international collaboration involving UCL researchers. More...


New X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer enters trial phase in UCL Chemistry

UCL’s Chemistry department has used a multi-user EPSRC grant to purchase a new X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS). The XPS is available for use by all UCL researchers, and promises new opportunities for research in the Faculty for Mathematical and Physical Sciences and beyond.  More...

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UCL-led team develops fast HIV diagnostic tool

A team led by Professor Rachel McKendry (UCL London Centre of Nanotechnology) have published new research showing promising developments towards a mobile phone-connected diagnostic tool that can detect HIV in seconds.  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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