Light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical physics, according to the first unambiguous theoretical evidence of quantum effects in photosynthesis published today in the journal Nature Communications. More...
Published: Jan 9, 2014 3:48:33 PM
UCL is hosting a conference on Free Electron Laser and Attosecond-Strong Field Science from June 30 to July 2 2014 at UCL. The preliminary web-page for the conference is now live at
Published: Oct 1, 2013 2:24:13 PM
Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and needs to be modified, according to new research from University College London (UCL) and the University of Gdańsk. The work establishes new laws in the rapidly emerging field of quantum thermodynamics. More...
Published: Jun 27, 2013 9:40:58 AM
Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics
|OPEN DAY FOR PROSPECTIVE PHD STUDENTS: DECEMBER 4th 2013. MORE DETAILS HERE.|
The Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics (AMOPP) group explores many different topics and has both experimental and theoretical research programs in the following areas.
- Positron-, Positronium-, Electron-Collisions
- Ultracold Gases
- Ultrafast laser spectroscopy and Strong Laser Interactions
- Biological Physics
- Theoretical Physics of Molecules and Quantum Systems
- Quantum Information
This research spans the range from the fundamental to the applied. We perform high precision measurements coupled with theoretical work, which are aimed at improving our understanding of fundamental processes. The applications of this improved understanding to areas as diverse as the development and structure of the universe, environmental change, and the behaviour of biological systems. To find out more about our current research activities and the group in general, please click on the links above.
We have a number of PhD studentships available.