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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

Clover leaf by Scott Robinson on Flickr

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

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

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Spectrum of hot methane

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.

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

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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.

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)

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