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Dark matter particle remains elusive

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has yielded no trace of a dark matter particle after completing its final 20-month long search of the universe, according to LUX collaboration scientists including UCL researchers.

Published: Jul 21, 2016 9:38:52 AM

Self-perpetuating plaque formation in Alzheimer’s

Using a combination of computer simulations and laboratory experiments, Dr Andela Saric (UCL Institute for the Physics of Living Systems, Department of Physics & Astronomy) and colleagues were able to identify the necessary requirements for the self-replication of protein fibrils.

Published: Jul 20, 2016 2:01:34 PM

New Dean of Mathematical & Physical Sciences appointed

The faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Prof Ivan Parkin as the new Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The appointment will be effective as of next academic year (2016-17).

Published: Jul 20, 2016 12:04:15 PM

UCL Academic awarded Royal Microscopical Society Medal

A new series of Medals was launched by Royal Microscopical Society in 2014 to coincide with its 175th anniversary. The series is designed to recognise and celebrate individuals who make outstanding contributions to the field of microscopy across both the life and physical sciences. Dr Bart Hoogenboom (UCL Physics & Astronomy and London Centre for Nanotechnology) has been awarded the RMS Medal for Scannng Probe Microscopy - for outstanding progress made in the field of scanning probe microscopy.

Published: Jul 20, 2016 10:46:41 AM

UCL researchers honoured by The Royal Society

The outstanding achievements of three UCL researchers have been recognised by The Royal Society, the UK’s national Academy of science, in this year’s Awards and Prizes announcement.

Published: Jul 19, 2016 10:50:39 AM

News stories from departmental websites

STS Students commended on Dean's List

Each year, the Dean's List awards commendations to the top 5% of graduating students, to recognise academic achievement substantially above the requirements of a first class degree.

Published: Jul 21, 2016 10:36:25 AM

Dr Ricardo Silva invited to participate in summer research program at University of Montreal

Dr Ricardo Silva will participate in a short summer research program on causal inference at the University of Montreal, by invitation of the program committee. The program will take place from July 24th to August 19th, and will focus on methods for understanding and discovering causal relationships in large observational datasets with applications to genetics. Dr Silva will be partially sponsored by the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques.

Published: Jul 15, 2016 1:47:57 PM

The Final Film Night at the Grant Museum

This week, The Grant Museum held the last ever Film Night in association with Prof. Joe Cain. After nearly 10 years and 40 films, the final event was a showing of the 1959 classic "The Great Behemoth". As usual, Prof. Cain began with a discussion of the merits (or otherwise) of the film, and as can be seen in the picture above, a considerable effort was made in the presentation.

Published: Jul 8, 2016 10:11:01 AM

STS in the Media

STS Staff have made several appearances in the media recently.

Published: Jul 7, 2016 5:46:42 PM