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Scientists once again seek help from the public to identify hundreds of thousands of ring patterns produced in the VERITAS cameras by muons to help distinguish them from the patterns produced by gamma rays, which the VERITAS telescopes are designed to detect. The classifications obtained from citizen scientists will be used to train machine-learning algorithms to improve the capability of computers to automatically distinguish between images created by muons and gamma rays.
Interested in participating? Go to the Muon Hunters Website.
UCD Contact: Associate Professor John Quinn, Spokesperson for the VERITAS Collaboration (Email: email@example.com ; Web: https://astrophysics.ucd.ie)
Cancer Researchers at University College Dublin Lead Development of New Test to Detect Prostate Cancer
Cancer researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) have led the development of a new test which uses urine to detect prostate cancer, in research supported by the Irish Cancer Society. Read more...
Date Posted: 26 November 2018
Naiad, an emerging life sciences venture, has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2018 Start-Up of the Year Award. Naiad won the Award, and a €32,000 prize fund, after being declared overall winner of the 2018 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme.
Publication highlight: Dr Andrew Mitchell
Journal reference: Science, 360, 1315 (2018)
An international team of physicists have developed a new kind of nanoelectronic circuit to study fascinating quantum mechanical effects which have never before been observed. The research, published recently in the journal Science, uncovers aspects of exotic 'quantum phase transitions', with state-of-the-art experimental results from the group of Prof Frederic Pierre of the CNRS in Paris matching beautifully with calculations from theoretical physicist Dr Andrew Mitchell of University College Dublin.
Read the full article "New electronic circuits probe quantum physics on the nanoscale" on the UCD School of Physics website.
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- Cancer Researchers at University College Dublin Lead Development of New Test to Detect Prostate Cancer (Published 18 March 2019)
- Astrophysicists Once Again Seek Public's Help to Unmask Muons Disguised as Gamma Rays (Published 14 March 2018)
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- 17 Nov 2017: My UCD Blog: Completing an Internship During my Chemistry Degree
- 30 Nov 2017: MSc Actuarial Science Winner at GradIreland Higher Education Awards
- 11 Aug 2017: My UCD Blog: My UCD Study Abroad Experience
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- 29 Aug 2017: My UCD Blog: Building the I-LOFAR Radio Telescope- Part Two
- 16 June 2017: Science Summer School 2017
- 16 June 2017: Computer Science Summer School 2017
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