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Spectrum of hot methane

Spectrum of hot methane in astronomical objects using a comprehensive computed line list

A powerful new model to detect life on planets outside of our solar system, more accurately than ever before, has been developed by researchers from UCL Physics & Astronomy and the University of New South Wales. More...

Published: Jun 18, 2014 4:54:56 PM

Quantum Phase Transitions

"Like melting an entire iceberg with a hot poker" – UCL scientists explore the strange world of quantum phase transitions

“What a curious feeling,” says Alice in Lewis Carroll’s tale, as she shrinks to a fraction of her size, and everything around her suddenly looks totally unfamiliar. Scientists too have to get used to these curious feelings when they examine matter on tiny scales and at low temperatures: all the behaviour we are used to seeing around us is turned on its head. More...

Published: May 13, 2014 4:06:57 PM

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Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis

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

Find Us

Details on how to get to UCL by public transport and maps of the campus can be found here.

The nearest underground station is Euston Square station which is serviced by the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City underground lines. Euston Station is also nearby (which is separate to Euston Square station) and is about a three minute walk away. Alternatively you can walk from Kings Cross Station - this will take about 15 minutes.

The Department of Physics is located near the north-eastern corner of the main Bloomsbury site. Entry for visitors is through the main quadrangle off Gower Street. Once in the quadrangle enter the department through the door in the far left-hand corner. The following images show the location of the Physics department.

Location of Physics department (high resolution)

Location of Physics department (low resolution image for printing)