UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy


Postgraduate Virtual Open Days

UCL Physics and Astronomy has an internationally renowned reputation for providing outstanding teaching while also conducting world-leading research.

Our Virtual Open Days:

are a great chance to find out more about your chosen course, the department and studying at UCL. You'll have the opportunity to hear from academic staff and ask any questions you might have about life at UCL. 

Register your interest to receive updates about our next Virtual Open Days

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UCL Physics REF 2021 submission ranking 5th highest for research power

UCL physicists made key contributions to the creation of the first image of a black hole
Case studies submitted to REF 2021 by UCL Physics 2021 include: a study on improving student attainment and teacher motivation in physics through our ORBYTS (Original Research by Young Twinkle Scientists) programme and advancing atomic force microscopy to set new benchmarks for DNA imaging.

 UCL Observatory Tour

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UCLO Explore is a short educational video game where you can explore the UCL Observatory site to learn about and interact with our 5 astronomical telescopes.

Lia Li on optical tweezers and entrepreneurship

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Euclid telescope launched

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Euclid, a space mission led by the European Space Agency that includes a massive optical camera designed and built by UCL researchers, will map the large-scale structures of the universe to better understand two mysterious components: dark matter and dark energy.

Meet the Expert: Andrew Pontzen

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Professor Andrew Pontzen of UCL Physics and Astronomy presents his talk 'What Made our Universe?' As part of the Virtual Open Events series.
Join us in this mini lecture as we are always trying to understand better where the universe has come from, what it's doing, what it's up to and how it's changing over time.

Tell me about Astronomy and Physics:

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From the everyday technology of flat-screen televisions to theories on the origin of the universe, the principles of matter, energy, space and time explored in physics and astrophysics are fundamental to our lives. Our accredited degrees develop rigorous and creative problem-solving skills, preparing you for an exciting career.

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