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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: john.quinn@ucd.ie ; 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.

Read the full article at New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins University College Dublin’s 2018 Start-Up of the Year Award.

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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