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
Professor Gaetana Laricchia
Born in Barletta (Italy), I was an undergraduate in Physics at UCL from 1980 to 1983 and then a postgraduate obtaining a PhD in positron physics in 1986. From 1986-88 I worked as a postdoctoral research assistant at UCL and Aarhus University in Denmark. In 1988, I was appointed to the UCL staff as a Lecturer. In 1994-1995 I held a Science Research Fellowship awarded by the Nuffield Foundation. I was promoted to Reader in 1996, to Professor in 2003 and appointed Head of the Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics group in 2004.
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My major research interests are in experimental studies of positron and
positronium interactions with simple atomic and molecular systems.
Particular attention has recently been given to positronium formation
and positron impact ionization (including threshold and differential
studies), annihilation, the production of positronium beams and
positronium scattering. More detail about this research can be found here.
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