Information for Prospective Students
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
7-11 August 2017
Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Number of places
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.
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.
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.
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