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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

Free Electron Lasers and Attosecond Light Sources Conference

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
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/phys/amopp/atto-fel-conference More...

Published: Oct 1, 2013 2:24:13 PM

Macroscopic and microscopic work.

Quantum engines must break down


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

Theoretical studies of atoms and molecules in Free Electron Laser fields

A theoretical Ph.D position is available in the field of laser interactions with atoms and molecules for  processes available by Free-Electron Lasers. The potential candidate must have a strong background in Quantum-Mechanics and strong computational skills. The  position is available immediately in the group of Dr. Agapi Emmanouilidou in Physics and Astronomy at University College London. 

For more details for the Ph.D position please contact Dr. Agapi Emmanouilidou at ucapaem@ucl.ac.uk