Dark Energy Survey

Mapping the cosmos: Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos.

Prof Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis to join UCL

Astronomer Richard Ellis is to join UCL's Department of Physics & Astronomy as Professor of Astrophysics. More...

Polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background

A brand new sky from Planck

New maps from ESA's Planck satellite, forming the second major data release (February 2015) from the project, have unveiled the polarised light from the early Universe across the entire sky, revealing that the first stars formed much later than previously thought. More...



It is with great regret that we must announce the death of Dr William (Bill) M. Glencross. More...

Public Outreach

You have reached the public outreach page of the Astrophysics group. Here you will find details about the public outreach work carried out by members of the Department.

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