Physics and Astronomy


Jonathan Tennyson

Jonathan Tennyson

Massey Professor of Physics

Fellow of The Royal Society

Department of Physics and Astronomy,

Postal address:
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK


Also see my Department entry

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7679 7809 (office),

                   +44 (0) 20 8341 0923 (home)

Fax (if you must): +44  (0) 20 7679 7145.

My office is A4 on the top floor of the Physics Building (see How to get here)

Member Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics Group and Thomas Young Centre (TYC)

My research group is TAMPA. (Also see Members)

PhD studentships available see here

Second edition of my book Astronomical Spectroscopy, read review of first edition from Contemporary Physics.

Publications gives a list of my papers including copies.

External publication listing can be found here.

See also popular for other more general musings.

Chief Scientist, Quantemol Ltd

Leader of the ExoMol project: Molecular line lists for exoplanet and other atmospheres.

Listen to Podcast about this here. Molecular linelist and related data should be accessed via the ExoMol website

Chair European Task Force on Laboratory Astrophysics: ETFLA

Member, Collaborative Computational Project Q (CCPQ):Quantum dynamics in Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics

My group develops and maintains the UK Molecular R-Matrix Codes

Click for free workshop booklets on

Chair, IUPAC task group "IUPAC Task Group: Intensities and line shapes in high-resolution spectra of water isotoplogues from Experiment and Theory"

International Advisory Board HITRAN

Chair, Hackney Chess Club

Associate Editor, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer

I also run a small ftp library where you can find a selection of:

  • Programmes for calculating rotation-vibration spectra and wavepackets

Jonathan Tennyson in cricket attire

I also play the students at cricket!


I have three sons Alex, Matthew and Freddy and a younger daughter Eleanor, and other family connections