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Published: 2017-09-26T10:13:07Z

 



UCL graduates are among highest paid in Sunday Times university guide

2017-09-22T09:07:12Z

UCL has again made the top ten in the latest rankings of UK universities by The Times and The Sunday Times which also includes new figures showing that UCL’s graduates are among the highest paid six months after leaving.


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UK pledges £65million to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

2017-09-21T09:30:47Z

The UK is investing £65million in a US-based global science project involving UCL scientists that could change our understanding of the universe.


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Size matters in the detection of exoplanet atmospheres

2017-09-18T14:03:42Z

A group-analysis of 30 exoplanets orbiting distant stars suggests that size, not mass, is a key factor in whether a planet’s atmosphere can be detected according to a UCL-led team of European researchers.


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UCL ranked in world's top five universities for arts and humanities

2017-09-15T10:44:56Z

UCL has been ranked fifth in the world for arts and humanities in the latest league table published by The Times Higher Education.


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Hopes for deal on EU research rise as Provost mounts Brussels mission

2017-09-11T09:34:43Z

Hopes for continued close research links between the UK and the EU after Brexit have risen after a top EU commissioner declared that securing a deal on it is “a no brainer”.


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UCL academics presenting at British Science Festival

2017-09-05T10:02:09Z

A number of UCL academics will be delivering presentations at the British Science Festival taking place in Brighton this week.


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Using glucose to fuel drug delivery to the brain

2017-08-04T11:47:35Z

A new drug delivery system that autonomously navigates the body using its own glucose molecules has been developed and tested by a UCL-led team of scientists.


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Accurately measuring the dark universe

2017-08-03T12:52:48Z

The theory that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos has been confirmed by extremely accurate measurements from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration involving UCL scientists.


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New clue to solving the mystery of the sun’s hot atmosphere

2017-08-03T09:25:06Z

The elemental composition of the Sun’s hot atmosphere known as the ‘corona’ is strongly linked to the 11-year solar magnetic activity cycle, a team of scientists from UCL, George Mason University and Naval Research Laboratory has revealed for the first time. 


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Has Cassini found a universal driver for prebiotic chemistry at Titan?

2017-07-25T11:45:07Z

An important type of molecule that helps produce complex organic material has been detected within Titan’s hazy upper atmosphere by a UCL-led team as part of the international Cassini-Huygens mission.


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Fear of crime is contagious, even in low crime communities

2017-07-12T08:30:02Z

Fear of crime is perpetuated by the opinion of others, and often doesn’t correlate to the actual likelihood of experiencing crime, according to new UCL research.


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UCL community recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

2017-06-23T15:35:31Z

A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. 


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UCL’s first satellite ‘UCLSat’ launched

2017-06-22T13:12:47Z

UCLSat, a satellite designed and built by UCL engineers and scientists, has been launched today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India as part of an international mission called QB50.


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How RNA formed at the origins of life

2017-05-19T09:33:18Z

A single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a UCL-led team of researchers.


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Campi Flegrei volcano eruption possibly closer than thought

2017-05-12T14:15:09Z

The Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples.


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Professor Patrick Wolfe to become UCL's appointed non-executive Director and Trustee at The Alan Turing Institute

2017-05-11T08:54:16Z

Patrick Wolfe, UCL Professor of Statistics and Honorary Professor of Computer Science, has agreed to join the board of the Alan Turing Institute.


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Four UCL scientists elected Fellows of the Royal Society

2017-05-08T11:58:22Z

Four UCL scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society in recognition of their outstanding contribution to science.


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Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars

2017-03-07T11:25:17Z

A huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen shortly after the Universe’s formation has been detected by a UCL-led team of astronomers, providing new insights into the birth and explosive deaths of the very first stars.


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World’s oldest fossils unearthed

2017-03-01T15:09:49Z

Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered by an international team led by UCL scientists, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.


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First evidence of rocky planet formation in Tatooine system

2017-02-27T15:57:20Z

Evidence of planetary debris surrounding a double sun, ‘Tatooine-like’ system has been found for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers.


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UCL part of new £100 million Rosalind Franklin Institute

2017-02-24T12:42:05Z

UCL is involved in the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) – a major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre.


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Immune system defence force captured in action

2017-02-07T10:07:50Z

How the natural defence force within our immune system attacks and destroys harmful invaders such as virus-infected and cancerous cells has been visualised in microscopic detail by scientists from UCL, Birkbeck, University of London, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash University, Australia.


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Detecting weather on a gas giant exoplanet

2016-12-12T11:21:12Z

Signs of powerful changing winds have been detected on an exoplanet 16 times larger than Earth, according to a team involving UCL scientists. It’s the first time that weather systems have been found on a gas giant outside the solar system.


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Understanding how ice crystals form in clouds

2016-12-09T09:51:54Z

How ice forms on the surfaces of mineral dust particles in the atmosphere has been revealed by a team from UCL and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.


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New solution for making 2D nanomaterials

2016-11-18T12:22:19Z

Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have been made by dissolving layered materials in liquids, according to new UCL-led research. The liquids can be used to apply the 2D nanomaterials over large areas and at low costs, enabling a variety of important future applications.


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