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Archive 2009

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Seeing the invisible: Observing the dark side of the universe

On Tuesday 27 October 2009 Sarah Bridle (UCL Physics & Astronomy) gave lecture about possibilities of using 'gravitational lensing' for purpose of surveying 'dark components' of the universe. It formed a part of the UCL Lunch Hour Lectures.
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Group A seminar

On Monday there was the first 'group A' external seminar of the term. Ed Copeland from Nottingham was asking: 'Why are we struggling to explain the nature of dark energy?'.

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Angels & Demons – The Real Physics - Lecture Night

The real physics behind the new Dan Brown film, Angels and Demons, was discussed by Dr Robert Flack, of UCL's Institute of Origins, at an evening lecture on Thursday, 21st May. Read more...

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Galaxy Evolution theme meeting

On 4th of March 2009 there was a meeting of Institute of Origins Galaxy Evolution group. It aimed to discuss activities on this theme throughout UCL and consider future ideas and collaboration between departments. Read more...

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Institute of Origins Launch Event

UCL Institute of Origins has officially announced the beginning of its operations. To celebrate this we held a Launch Event in the afternoon of 27th February 2009 at UCL. The keynote speeches were given by Sir Paul Nurse and Prof. John Ellis.

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Half-day workshop on Mathematical Foundations

Another event from UCL Institute of Origins Half-day workshops. This time prepared by Christian Boehmer. Read more...

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Come and find out more - an introduction to Origins for potential PhD applicants

On 4th February 2009 there was  an introductory meeting held in SSEES for potential PhD students which included a series of short presentations and an opportunity to chat to potential supervisors over refreshments. For more information - check Info for PhD students.

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General Meeting of the Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck

On Wednesday, 21st January 2009, there was an informal gathering of members and others interested in the activities of the Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck. Meeting provided a broad overview of our diverse range of planetary science activities, the centre's place within the activities of the Institute of Origins, and discussed areas for future collaboration between our respective departments/groups. 

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Half-day Origins Workshops

Workshops took place on Tuesday, 20th January 2009. Meeting provided an overview of Neutrino Research related activities carried out by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. More details and agenda are published here.