UCL in the media
Visiting Professor Paul Ormerod (UCL Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty) explains that this year’s Nobel Economics laureates introduced randomised controlled trials (RCTs) into economics, fixing a range of real-world problems.
Professor Peter Coveney (UCL Chemistry) suggests that uncertainty over the implications of Brexit for the EU Horizon 2020 grants scheme has already led to people proposing grants trying not to bring UK partners on board.
Dr Karoline Kuchenbaecker (UCL Genetics Institute and UCL Psychiatry) and collaborators explain that most genetic studies use data mainly from white Europeans, and, as their own recent research has shown, the findings may not apply equally to non-European populations.
The US green economy is estimated to generate over $1.3 trillion in revenue per year, representing 16.5% of the global green economy, a new study co-authored by Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) has found.
An interview with Tony Harper from the Faraday Institution, which funds UCL research into improving electric bar batteries, takes place at UCL Engineering. Harper explains Britain is leading the world in the science but still has some way to go in terms of industrialisation.
Professor Dame Linda Partridge (UCL Biosciences) discusses what the aging process entails, and how to stay healthy for longer.
A mission being developed for the European Space Agency will send a probe to intercept and study a comet, and an interstellar object “would make an extremely compelling target,” explains Professor Geraint Jones (UCL Space & Climate Physics), lead proposer of the mission.
Longer jail terms are not an effective way of cutting crime, and “The real factors that affect criminal thinking are whether people think they will get caught [and] opportunities for crime”, explains Tom Gash (UCL Security & Crime Science).
One of the key issues with travel to Mars is the unknown psychological impacts that extended spaceflight has on people, and 75% of issues astronauts are likely to face currently have no solution, explains Dr Iya Whiteley (UCL Space & Climate Physics).