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•	Delegates outside National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, China (Credit: Professor Xiao Guo)

UCL visits Peking University and Chinese Academy of Sciences

In September, Professor Nikolaos Konstantinidis, Vice-Dean (International) for the UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences Faculty, headed a visit to China to meet some of the top academic institutions.
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UCL team one step closer to achieving quantum ground state

A team of scientists at UCL, led by Professor Peter Barker and Professor Tania Monteiro have taken another big step forward towards cooling a macroscopic object into the quantum regime. The team "levitated" silica particles of almost half a micrometre diameter in the light field of an optical cavity and succeeded in cooling them, using laser light by a factor of up to one hundred thousand, from room temperature. More...

A cell of the optical system, shipped recently from UCL to Fermilab

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument enters construction phase

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 early-2019.

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New Scientist Air-of-Mystery

In this forbidden region, planes can't fly, balloons can't float, and satellites struggle to orbit. A swarm of tiny probes is about to reveal its secrets.
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Your Universe

Your Universe is the UCL Festival of Astronomy, now a legacy to the successful International Year of Astronomy 2009.

Your Universe has taken place three times, the latest in March 2010 was part of the National Science and Engineering Week. Events include exhibits, lectures and telescopes, over several days in the UCL Bloomsbury campus (cloisters, old refectory, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre and the front Quadrangle).

School kids look at the Moon and Jupiter
 Secondary school kids look at the Moon and Jupiter with a couple of portable telescopes from the University College London Observatory.
Young audience look at 3D images from the Stereo mission
A young audience enjoy the 3D images from the Stereo mission during a lecture by Dr Chris Davis from Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).
Roger Wesson explains his work to a group of year 5 kids
Roger Wesson explains his work to a group of year 5 kids.

Your Universe will happen again in October 2010 and March 2011.

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