UCL Research Domains


Groups and Departments


Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL)

MSSL was one of the first dedicated university space science departments. It has a heritage of making scientific observations for space that goes back to the start of the UK space programme. It is now a world-leader in space research and engineering.

UCL Anthropology

Dr David Jeevendrampillai researches the anthropology of space colonisation through a consideration of what the 'beyond earth horizon' means for the future of human relations and our relationship to earth. His current research asks what happens to the forms of relations which are based on terrain, such as sovereignty, local identity, land rights and so on, when there is no terrain anymore.

His interests focus on body/land relations, territoriality, sovereignty, democracy and morality. He has a strong interest in the architectural design of post-earth habitats and the implications of 'space law' on earth.

Science, Medicine & Society Network

The UCL Science, Medicine & Society Network brings together departments across UCL and UCL partners, facilitating interdisciplinary analysis and response to pressing and emerging societal issues impacting human health and wellbeing.

Its aim is to create a mechanism for cross-disciplinary collaboration looking at social, economic, legal, behavioural and ethical aspects of health and wellbeing, in addition to the biological and technical.

The Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck

The Centre for Planetary Sciences (CPS) at UCL/Birkbeck is one of the United Kingdom's leading centres for planetary and exoplanetary science. The CPS houses expertise in understanding planets from their deep interiors, through their surfaces and atmospheres, to their space environment. This expertise is complemented by world leaders in astronomy, terrestrial and solar science, life and chemical sciences.

UCL Centre for Space Exochemistry Data

The Centre for Space Exochemistry Data (CSED) is a new interdisciplinary initiative from UCL. The Centre for Space Exochemistry Data (CSED) is an interdisciplinary hub that will take exoplanet science and astrochemical research to a new level by facilitating connections between observational data from space missions, deep learning techniques and quantum physics modelling of complex molecules.

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