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

AMOPP group members

To see a list of all members of the AMOPP group and their contact details, please click here.

Below is a list of the AMOPP academic staff - please click on a name for further details.

AMOPP academic staff


Dr Angus Bain


Prof Peter Barker


Prof Sougato Bose


Dr Dan Browne


Dr Alexandra Olaya Castro

 Dr David Cassidy


Dr Agapi Emmanouilidou

Carla Faria

Dr Carla Figueira de Morisson Faria


Dr Stephen Hogan


Dr Philip Jones


Prof Gaetana Laricchia


Prof Tania Monteiro

Isabel Llorente Garcia

Dr Isabel Llorente-Garcia

Prof Jonathan Oppenheim

Prof Ferruccio Renzoni


Dr Alessio Serafini


Prof Jonathan Tennyson


Dr Jonathan Underwood


Dr Marzena Szymanska


AMOPP emeritus staff

Prof John Humberston

Prof Roy Newell

Dr Gillian Peach

Dr Hannelore Saraph

Dr Anthony Smith

Prof Peter Storey

For a list of all group members and contact details please see here.