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The Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences encompasses the logical, experimental and mathematical study of our Universe. The Faculty is an internationally renowned centre for both theoretical and applied research and a centre of educational excellence.

Front-line research feeds directly into our teaching programmes, and our students benefit from access to first-class laboratory facilities.

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Fossilised rivers suggest warm, wet ancient Mars

Extensive systems of fossilised riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about four billion years ago, according to UCL-led research.

Published: Aug 24, 2016 12:06:51 PM

Professor Claire Carmalt appointed as new Head of Department for Chemistry

The Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Claire Carmalt as the new Head of Department for UCL Chemistry. The appointment will be effective as of next academic year (2016-17). She will be the 18th Head of Department for Chemistry and the first woman appointed to the position.

Published: Aug 11, 2016 9:19:16 AM

Prof Louise Harra and team awarded 2016 Daiwa Adrian Prizes

The winners of the 2016 Daiwa Adrian Prizes, the prestigious awards for scientific collaboration in the UK and Japan, have been announced. Following an assessment conducted by a panel of Fellows of the Royal Society, the Trustees of The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation have awarded four Daiwa Adrian Prizes of £10,000 to joint UK-Japan scientific research teams.

Published: Aug 9, 2016 2:45:18 PM

Top universities compete in third UCL/UCT Financial Mathematics Team Challenge

The event, hosted by the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) in association with University College London (UCL) and University of Cape Town (UCT), saw teams of mixed masters and doctoral students taking on practical problems in an array of areas pertinent to the financial services industry post the financial crisis.

Published: Jul 28, 2016 9:46:55 AM

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