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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

Free Electron Lasers and Attosecond Light Sources Conference

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
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/phys/amopp/atto-fel-conference More...

Published: Oct 1, 2013 2:24:13 PM

Macroscopic and microscopic work.

Quantum engines must break down


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

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Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis

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Clover leaf by Scott Robinson on Flickr

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.

Free Electron Lasers and Attosecond Light Sources Conference

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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
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/phys/amopp/atto-fel-conference

Quantum engines must break down

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Macroscopic and microscopic work.

Fundamental limitations for quantum and nanoscale thermodynamics

Michał Horodecki, Jonathan Oppenheim

Nature Communications, 4,2059 (2013)

Should we fret about FRET?

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Restricted State Selection in Fluorescent Protein Förster Resonance Energy Transfer

Restricted State Selection in Fluorescent Protein Förster Resonance Energy Transfer

Thomas A. Masters, Richard J. Marsh, Daven A. Armoogum, Nick Nicolaou, Banafshé Larijani, Angus J. Bain

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135 (21), pp 7883–7890

Prof. Jonathan Oppenheim: Recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

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Professor Jonathan Oppenheim

Congratulations to Professor Jonathan Oppenheim on receiving a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. Awarded to Jonathan for his work on "Quantum information science: Tools and applications for fundamental physics", he is one of three members of UCL staff to receive the annual prize for 2013.

European Network 'Thermodynamics in the quantum regime' Launched

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Thermodynamics in the quantum regime

The kick-off of a large-scale European network for research in 'Thermodynamics in the Quantum Regime' was celebrated in Brussels on Tues 30 April 2013. The successful proposal for one of the prestigious COST network grants, funded by the ESF, was led by UCL's researcher Dr Janet Anders.

Quantum Magic

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Dr Stephen Hogan

In a recent STFC newsletter, UK news from CERN, Dr Stephen Hogan describes how he, and a team of international collaborators are investigating the properties of antimatter. The AEGIS experiment at the Antiproton Decelerator, in CERN has been designed to exploit techniques Stephen developed to accelerate antihydrogen atoms in excited states; to transport them and make beams suitable for measurements of the acceleration of antimatter in the Earth's gravitational field.

Evidence for a T-Shape Break-Up Pattern in the Triple Photoionization of Li

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Evidence for a T-Shape Break-Up Pattern in the Triple Photoionization of Li

J. Colgan, A. Emmanouilidou, M. S. Pindzola

Evidence for a T-Shape Break-Up Pattern in the Triple Photoionization of Li

Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 063001 (2013)

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation

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New protocol advances solutions for more efficient teleportation - the transport of quantum information at the speed of light.

Magic-State Distillation in All Prime Dimensions Using Quantum Reed-Muller Codes

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Magic-State Distillation in All Prime Dimensions Using Quantum Reed-Muller Codes

Earl T. Campbell, Hussain Anwar, Dan E. Browne

Phys. Rev. X 2, 041021 (2012)

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