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
PhD studentships in the AMOPP group
The AMOPP group has a lively and vibrant community of students working towards a PhD qualification, and we have a regular intake of new PhD students.
We are presently recruiting PhD students for research in all areas of AMOPP research:
- Positron-, Positronium-, Electron-Collisions
- Ultracold Gases
- Ultrafast laser spectroscopy and Strong Laser Interactions
- Biological Physics
- Theoretical Physics of Molecules and Quantum Systems
- Quantum Information
We have a number of project studentships available for students connected to specific research projects:
- PhD: Production and manipulation of Rydberg positronium states.
- PhD position in Quantum Cavity Optomechanics
- Theoretical studies of atoms and molecules in Free Electron Laser fields
- Theory of quantum collective effects in light-matter systems
For further details please contact the group's postgraduate admission tutor Dr. Agapi Emmanouilidou at email@example.com.
- Go to the graduate application webpage to fill out an application. Be sure that you read all of the information before you fill out your application.
- Applications received by early February will be considered for the Ph.D student selection interviews that will take place by middle February each year.
- Send an email to the AMOPP group's postgraduate admission tutor Dr. Agapi Emmanouilidou at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform her/him of your application. Please attach a copy of your application to the email if you have completed it electronically. Also include the following details in your email:
- Your application reference number
- The date you submitted your application
- How the application was submitted (surface mail, air mail, or on-line)
- Which research program you have applied for
Should you require any further information regarding opportunities in a research area of the AMOPP group at UCL, individual members of staff will always be pleased to help with enquiries about their research work . For general enquiries regarding PhD studentships in the AMOPP group, please contact the AMOPP group's postgraduate admission tutor Dr. Agapi Emmanouilidou at email@example.com.
The graduate prospectus contains detailed information about our PhD program and further information can be found on the graduate application webpage. For general enquiries about the Physics and Astronomy PhD program please send an e-mail to the Departmental Administrator for Postgraduate Admissions.
Funding & Scholarships
For non-UK/EU students with excellent academic records a number of scholarships are available through the UCL graduate school. If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships you must first fill out an application and contact the postgraduate admission tutor no later than early January each year.
An award of £1000 has been established in honour of Prof M Seaton FRS, a distinguished atomic physicist and former member of the group. The award will assist new students joining the AMOPP group. One recipient will be selected by the group every year on the basis of academic merit and particular circumstances (eg students coming from abroad or moving to London).