UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy


Undergraduate 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 place for our next Virtual Open Day

Virtual Open Day April 2023 Recording

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Head of Department Q&A

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How has teaching changed in 2021 and what will it be in the academic year 21-22. Discussing teaching, research, interenships and careers Prof Raman Prinja answers frequently asked questions about studying with Physics and Astronomy. 

 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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FIrst Image of black hole at the centre of our galaxy

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A global team involving UCL researches has produced the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.The result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the centre of most galaxies.

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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