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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.

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

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

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 January 2019.

Fellow of the American Physical Society

Many congratulations to Prof. Hiranya Peiris who has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). More...

Departmental Teaching Prize

The 2015/16 Departmental Teaching Prize has been awarded to Raman Prinja. The award will be presented at the Gala Dinner on Friday 28th October. More...


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