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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 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

AMOPP group members

To see a list of all members of the AMOPP group and their contact details, please click here.

Below is a list of the AMOPP academic staff - please click on a name for further details.

AMOPP academic staff


Dr Angus Bain


Prof Peter Barker


Prof Sougato Bose


Dr Dan Browne


Dr Alexandra Olaya Castro

 Dr David Cassidy


Dr Agapi Emmanouilidou

Carla Faria

Dr Carla Figueira de Morisson Faria


Dr Stephen Hogan


Dr Philip Jones


Prof Gaetana Laricchia


Prof Tania Monteiro

Isabel Llorente Garcia

Dr Isabel Llorente-Garcia

Prof Jonathan Oppenheim

Prof Ferruccio Renzoni


Dr Alessio Serafini


Prof Jonathan Tennyson


Dr Jonathan Underwood


Dr Marzena Szymanska


AMOPP emeritus staff

Prof John Humberston

Prof Roy Newell

Dr Gillian Peach

Dr Hannelore Saraph

Dr Anthony Smith

Prof Peter Storey

For a list of all group members and contact details please see here.