UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy



The Physics and Astronomy Department at UCL is located in the heart of the historical area of Bloomsbury. Scientific research and study has been a strong feature of UCL since its inception in 1826 and the Department is currently one of the top rated Physics departments in the country the world.

We have forged an internationally renowned reputation for being at the forefront of world leading research and providing high class teaching. Those joining us can expect to be part of a dynamic community of Physicists and Astronomers whose enthusiasm for science and innovation is exceptional.

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity throughout our department.


Discover more about our department's rich history and noted alumni.

Annual Review

Annual review

Read about the activities within the Physics and Astronomy department in our Annual Reviews.