Picture of the Week

LUX dark matter detector

Detecting dark matter

The kind of matter and energy we can see and touch – whether it is in the form of atoms and molecules, or heat and light, only forms a tiny proportion of the content of the Universe, only about 5%. Over a quarter is dark matter, which is totally invisible but whose gravitational attraction can be detected; while over two thirds is dark energy, a force that pushes the Universe to expand ever faster.

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Science and Technology Studies YouTube Channel

29 October 2012

Details of the diverse and exciting range of modules offered by the UCL Science and Technology Studies department are now available on the "STSUCL" YouTube Channel or on the departmental website at www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/hpsc.

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