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UCL Physics and Astronomy Summer School

Understanding Beyond Our Solar System

Suitable for students studying the following subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

Key information


7-11 August 2017


Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences



Number of places


Application deadline

Applications are now closed. We’ll aim to let all applicants know the outcomes of their application by 31 March 2017. 


This is your opportunity to contribute to original scientific research before you have even left secondary school. One of the most exciting current research topics is characterisation of exoplanet atmospheres. Or, to put it simply, understanding the weird and wonderful planets outside our solar system and looking for alien life! Molecular data is crucial to this research, as well as to scientists and engineers in a whole range of diverse range of fields such as industrial and environmental monitoring.  And yet the key scientific database used by many scientists on diatomic molecules was collated in the 1970s. Science has advanced since then! Help us update this database. If you want to be part of scientific progress, and learn a whole heap of awesome science along the way, join us at UCL this summer for the ORBYTS Diatomic Constants program.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

Applicants must be studying two subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, be likely to achieve a minimum of AAB at A Level; and have achieved at least five A*-B grades at GCSE.

Eligibility criteria

Our events and activities are funded by UCL's Access Agreement and Widening Participation funds. As such, there are eligibility criteria that all applicants should consider before applying.

Eligibility criteria


Applications are now closed.




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Laura Mckemmish (l.mckemmish@ucl.ac.uk)

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