- Ultrafast laser spectroscopy and Strong Laser Interactions
- Quantum Information
- Ultracold Gases
- Biological Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
- Positron-, Positronium-, and Electron-Collisions
- Theoretical studies of molecular physics and quantum systems
- Strong field laser interactions and attoscience
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
"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
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
Research activities in the AMOPP group
Within the Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics group at UCL we have active research groups in the fields below. Please click on any topic to learn more about our work.