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
When certain molecules get close
together, a few nanometers apart, energy can be transferred between them. If
one molecule is electronically excited, this energy can be transferred to the
other by a process known as Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET). FRET has
been referred to as the “nanometre ruler” and allows the measurement of
intermolecular distances and conformational change without recourse to invasive
techniques such as electron microscopy.
Published: Jun 21, 2013 11:20:09 AM
Open Day for Prospective PhD Students
The Atomic Molecular Optical and Positron Physics group will be holding an Open Day on Wednesday December 4th 2013 at 13:00. Come along and find out more about working towards a PhD in our group! You'll get to hear about our research programs, talk to group members and potential supervisor as well as see our labs.
There are PhD opportunities in theoretical and experimental research in the following areas:
- Cold matter and optical trapping
- Positron and positronium physics
- Biological physics: optical and magnetic tweezers
- Quantum effects in biomolecular systems
- Quantum information and quantum computation
- Theoretical molecular atmospheric and astrophysics
- Ultracold quantum gases
- Ultrafast laser spectroscopy and strong laser interactions
- Attosecond, Strong-Field and Free-Electron Laser interactions
For more information on studentship opportunities and the application process, please follow this link. You are strongly encouraged to email potential supervisors directly regarding potential projects and funding.
The Open Day will be held in rooms A1 and E7 located on the Physics building on UCL's main Gower Street Campus. Please see here for further details of how to get to us. The agenda of the day is:
13:00 - 15:00 Short research presentations by 6 AMOPP faculty (A1)
15:00 - 18:00 Poster presentations by research groups (E7)
15:00 - 17:00 Lab tours
In order to know the numbers for catering, please let us know if you will be attending the Open Day by emailing christine. firstname.lastname@example.org as the latest by Tuesday December 3nd 2013.